In Crimea, commented on Turkey's refusal to recognize the Russian Peninsula
Permanent representative of the Republic of Crimea under the President of Russia, Vice-Premier of the Crimean government Georgiy Muradov urged the Turkish authorities not to make meaningless statements about non-recognition of the status of Crimea, to observe the Russian-Turkish Act on world trade and borders from 1783, according to which the Peninsula was recognized as Russian.
Earlier, 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". The announcement was made at a joint press conference with Ukrainian foreign Minister Dmitry Coleby in the framework of the working visit to Turkey.
According to him, any statement in a different territorial jurisdiction of the Crimea by the Turkish authorities are "meaningless from a legal point of view, insignificant."
"I would not like to think that their ignoring of the Russian-Turkish history by Mevlut Cavusoglu's statements trying to cover up a real issue of concern for the Crimean public. This is the problem of the powerless position of the Crimean Tatars in Turkey where they are deprived of education in the Crimean Tatar language of studying in state schools in places of compact residence, is guaranteed to be represented in the bodies of state authority and local governance in their regions," - said Muradov.
Thus, according to the Ambassador, the actual recognition of the Crimea put into practice many Turkish businessmen, politicians and public figures who regularly come to the Peninsula and where a warm welcome on the hospitable Crimean land.
"I would hope that the representatives of the Turkish leadership will treat the Russian-Turkish relations have great prospects, as carefully as it does the Russian side", - concluded the Ambassador.
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."