Turkey’s FM Davutoglu meets with Ukrainian diplomat
Saturday, March 01, 2014
KIEV - Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Ukraine’s lawmaker and former Chairman of Crimean Tatar Parliament, Mustafa Abdulcemil Qirimoglu met in Kiev on Friday to discuss the political turmoil in Ukraine and Crimea.
Davutoglu is expected to meet with Ukraine’s acting President Oleksandr Turchynow, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Foreign Ministry spokesperson Andriy Deshchitsa, during his two-day visit.
Turkey’s Foreign Minister is also planning to meet with representatives of political parties who are not currently represented in the interim government.
Ukraine’s acting President and Parliament Speaker Oleksandr Turchynow has accused Russia of behaving in the same way as it did during the run up to its five-day war with Georgia, in 2008.
The political situation in Crimea has been tense since Ukraine was hit by large-scale protests that eventually led to the ousting of President Yanukovych.
Nearly 50 armed men seized the airport in Simferopol, the capital of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, on Friday.
Several dozen armed men seized the parliament building on Thursday.
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