Culinary arts have helped to close the political gap between Turkey and Greece.
Analysts and activists caution religious leaders to be careful about their statements on social networks and elsewhere.
A new liberalised transit permit regime between Bulgaria and Turkey should help businesses and develop the economy in both countries, officials and business owners say.
A loan from the IMF will help Albania undertake economic reforms. Also in business news: Turkey wants to increase its 20 percent stake in the Trans-Anatolia Gas Pipeline project to 30 percent by April.
Helicopter landing sites and water landing strips will improve safety and the economy.
Memories of friendship and solidarity were forged among athletes from the Balkans and Turkey during the 2014 Sochi Games.
A new book series sheds light on the exodus of ethnic Turks from Bulgaria in 1989 reminds the two communities of the importance of preserving friendship.
Balkan countries call for Turkish investors to expand business and economic ties in a wide range of niche sectors that have untapped potential.
Politically active band Dubioza Kolektif uses music to spread a message about the importance of political awareness.
Quarterly economic growth registers at 1.7 percent in Romania, Eurostat says. In other business news: Turkey ranks third in a list of the world's friendliest destinations for Muslim travellers; Albania encourages Italian investment.