Intelligence co-operation leads to boy's repatriation from an ISIL camp in Syria.
The proposal has been welcomed as an effort to increase cultural diplomacy between the two countries.
Turkish and Balkan universities signed a protocol to establish an association in order to boost academic ties between universities across the region.
Experts praise the recent agreement to end high roaming charges for cell phone users next year.
Regional officials say the recent personnel changes in the EU will have a positive impact on their countries' relationship with Brussels.
Regional countries work to address the security risks posed by jihadists returning from Syria and Iraq.
Human rights groups and the opposition criticise light court sentences and a dropped investigation into violence against immigrants.
War correspondents in region cite a deteriorating press situation in the Middle East following the execution of US journalist James Foley.
Jihadists from the region going to fight with ISIL are taking children with them, creating fear and condemnation at home.
Through bilateral, regional and NATO partnerships, Balkan armies support regional safety.