Poroshenko, Erdogan discuss oppression of Crimean Tatars

5.11.2015 р., 17:50

Poroshenko and Erdogan discussed this during the telephone conversation, Ukraine’s President press office informs. "The presidents of Ukraine and Turkey paid special attention to the consolidation of efforts to counter external threats and challenges. Poroshenko thanked Erdogan for Turkey's support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine. The President of Turkey stressed that his country would continue contributing to restoration of the Ukraine's territorial integrity by diplomatic means. Erdogan once again he stressed that Turkey did not recognize the illegal annexation of Ukrainian Crimea and thanked the Ukrainian President for the attention he paid to the rights of the Crimean Tatars in the occupied peninsula. The parties focused on the inadmissibility of oppression of the Crimean Tatars by the Russian authorities and called for the continuation of cooperation in order to protect their legitimate rights," reads the statement. In addition, the parties discussed ways to develop strategic partnership between Ukraine and Turkey.

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