Turkey's FM: Stability in Ukraine important for Turkey

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Crimea will contribute into development of Ukraine if it becomes a region of peace, welfare and stability, says Turkey`s Davutoglu.

Crimea will contribute into development of Ukraine if it becomes a region of peace, welfare and stability, says Turkey`s Davutoglu.

SOFIA - The Crimea is a part of Ukrainian territory and Turkey believes all problems can be solved within this framework said Turkey`s Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu during a press conference with his Bulgarian counterpart Kristian Vigenin in Sofia on Thursday.

Noting they had continuous communication with the parties regarding the recent developments in Crimea and Ukraine, Davutoglu said Ukraine`s territorial unity, welfare, peace and stability is important for Turkey.

"Turkey attaches importance on democracy and a democracy-based political stability in Ukraine`s future."

"Crimea is important for Turkey as it is Turkey`s door to the Ukraine and it is also important for our Tatar compatriots," stated Davutoglu.

Ethnic Tatars who support Ukraine’s new leaders and pro-Russia separatists had confronted each other outside the regional parliament on Wednesday.

The Crimean parliament meet on Wednesday after parliament head, Vladimir Konstantinov`s statement that said, "Crimea`s independence from Ukraine may come onto the agenda."

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