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Turkish prime minister speaks of “heavy state of Crimean Tatars” and support to Ukraine

Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoğluю Photo by ru.oxu.az

Today, on May 13, at the opening of the NATO foreign ministers' meeting in Belek (Turkey's southern province of Antalya), Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoğlu made a statement on alleged heavy state of the Crimean Tatars who need help.  

"Ukraine must be supported so that it can ensure the safety of its people. Stretching out a helping hand, we should not forget about those suffering, especially the Crimean people," Davutoglu said calling Crimea’s joining Russia as “illegal and totally unacceptable.” “It's very important for us to keep contacts with Crimean Tatars, and to prevent their isolation," Davutoglu said.

It is noteworthy that earlier, on April 27, Mehmet Uskul, the head of the Turkish delegation that arrived in Crimea to monitor the situation with Crimean Tatars said he saw no reasons to worry about his Crimean brothers.  “What I see today has contented me. I am very grateful to the Crimean side for hospitality,” he said.

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