Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara will proceed to assist a peaceable decision to the Crimean problem.
Türkiye helps Ukraine’s territorial integrity and rejects the unlawful annexation of Crimea, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated.
“The return of Crimea to Ukraine, of which it’s an inseparable half, is actually a requirement of worldwide legislation,” Erdogan stated in a video message to the Second Crimea Platform Summit on Tuesday.
The Crimea Platform is a world coordination mechanism of Ukraine to attract extra world consideration to Russia’s unlawful annexation of Crimea in 2014.
Erdogan stated Ankara will proceed to assist the Crimean Platform that was established to resolve the Crimean problem by way of peaceable means.
“Türkiye doesn’t recognise the annexation of Crimea and has been brazenly stating because the first day that this step is illegitimate and unlawful. This can be a principled stance that has not solely authorized but in addition ethical foundations,” he stated.
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International safety and stability
The Turkish president added that defending Ukraine’s territorial integrity, sovereignty and political unity is “vital” not just for regional safety and stability, but in addition for world safety and stability.
“Guaranteeing the security and well-being of our Crimean Tatar compatriots can be amongst Türkiye’s priorities,” he stated.
Erdogan additionally reiterated his expectation for the discharge of Nariman Dzhelyal, the deputy chairperson of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, and at the least 45 different Crimean Tatars who have been detained by Russia in 2021.
“The Crimean Tatars, who’ve suffered nice pains all through historical past, are preventing for a peaceable life of their homeland.
“Türkiye will proceed to face by the Ukrainian authorities and the Crimean Tatars on this course of,” he added.
Erdogan stated Türkiye will proceed with its mediation function between Russia and Ukraine to make sure peace within the area.
The Crimean peninsula was seized and illegally annexed by Russia in 2014, after a referendum broadly deemed illegitimate.
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