Crimean Tatars condemned Turkey's refusal to recognize the status of the Peninsula

The Turkish authorities, refusing to recognize the Russian status of Crimea, demonstrate an inability to adequately assess the international situation, said the head of the Crimean regional national-cultural autonomy of the Crimean Tatars Eyvaz dead.

Earlier, the Ukrainian media reported that the Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu said that his country supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine, does not recognize and does not recognize "the illegal annexation of Crimea". According to him, this fundamental position will never change. The statement was made at a joint press conference with Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Coleby in the framework of his working visit to Turkey.

"Nothing is eternal under the moon, one of the classics. Mevlut Cavusoglu, saying that Turkey will never recognize Crimea as part of Russia, too much overacting. I want to remind you that his position is appointed by the elected President. And if the position of the current government more categorical, we, Crimeans, slowly wait for the government that can more adequately assess the international situation. We have no hurry, we are at home and for a long time", - told RIA Novosti the dead.

According to him, the refusal to recognize the Russian status of the Peninsula may cause damage to the Turkish economy.

"I think Turkish politicians remember how deep they are dependent on Russian tourist arrivals, the Russian market of agricultural and energy products," - said the Agency interlocutor.

Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which an overwhelming majority of voters of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol voted for entry into structure of Russia. Crimean authorities held a referendum after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. Ukraine still considers Crimea its but temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue "is closed permanently."