does not recognize the annexation of Crimea by the Russian
Federation and is jointly planning with Ukraine steps for its
de-occupation. This was stated by President of Turkey Recep Tayyip
Erdogan and the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at a joint
press conference in Ankara.
did not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea and is not going
to do either," Erdogan said. According to him, Russia violated
international law in this matter.
President (of Turkey) supported the joint steps aimed at the
de-occupation of Crimea. For this plan we will work together in the
framework of international organizations on the basis of new
international formats, including the format of "Geneva+"
with the participation of the guarantors of the Budapest
Memorandum, Turkey and Ukraine", — quotes "Interfax"
from the words of the President of Ukraine.
also invited Turkey to participate in the privatization of
state-owned assets in Ukraine, which is scheduled for 2016.
and Sevastopol became part of Russia in March of 2014. The Supreme
Council of Crimea and the Sevastopol City Council, in the
background of the political crisis and a change of power in
Ukraine, adopted a Declaration of independence of the Autonomous
Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. The vast majority of
voters (96,77%), with a turnout of over 80%, voted for
reunification with Russia. The Treaty on the adoption of new
subjects into Russia was signed on 18th March 2014. Ukraine, the
US, and the European Union refused to recognize the independence of
Crimea and its reunification with Russia, and called the Peninsula