Turkish MFA Press Release Regarding the Developments in Ukraine

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

19 February 2014, Turkish MFA Press Release Regarding the Developments in Ukraine

We are greatly saddened and concerned over the clashes between security forces and demonstrators in our neighbor Ukraine, which resulted in the loss of more than twenty lives and many injuries yesterday (February 18th), at a time when efforts had been intensified and positive developments had also taken place towards overcoming the ongoing political crisis. We convey our condolences to the friendly people of Ukraine and the families of those who lost their lives and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.

We believe that Ukraine, which has left behind past challenges with its political tradition based on a culture of peace and reconciliation since its independence, will also overcome this crisis and restore social peace and public order by democratic means. To this end, we call on all parties to act with restraint and self-possession and intensify their efforts to end the climate of conflict.

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