Turkish PM discusses situation in Crimea during visit to Kiev

The results of meetings between the Heads of the Ukrainian authorities and the Turkish delegation in Kiev were positively assessed. This discussion was held in the office of the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Mustafa Dzhemilev.

“During all negotiations, special attention was paid to solving the problems of occupied Crimea and the protection of the rights of the Crimean Tatar people.  Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu's visit to Kiev is beneficial in solving the problems between the two neighboring countries.  We will be able to see greater achievements in March when the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, carries out an official visit to Ankara,” Dzhemilev reported.

The Press Service has published a photo showing the meeting between Davutoğlu and Dzhemilev.  However, details of the meeting were not disclosed.

Davutoğlu visited Ukraine on the 15th of February 2016.  In Kiev, he reassured all parties that his country still supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Crimea.  He also noted that Russia continues its policy of violating the territorial integrity of other states, as events in Crimea have proven.

Russia has not responded to these statements yet.

For Davutoğlu, this is the first visit to Kiev as Prime Minister.  During his 2014 visit, he held talks in Ukraine as the Foreign Minister of Turkey.

  Ukraine, Turkey, Crimea, Crimean Tartars