Moscow is making another attempt to persuade Ankara to soften its position on the Crimea, the Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov, wrote on his Facebook page.
For this purpose, the Russian Foreign Ministry practices the so-called “days of the Crimean Tatar culture in Turkey”, aiming to legitimize the bodies of the Crimean “government”.
“Despite all sorts of failures, Moscow is not desisting from its efforts to break through the solidarity of states in their support of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine in its internationally recognized borders, including the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
Of course, for Moscow, the inclination of the Turkish leadership to soften its position on the Crimea is of particular importance.
In the last year and a half, among the many tricks undertaken by Moscow, in particular the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, was the theme of holding the “days of the Crimean Tatar culture in Turkey”.
At the same time, a special trick lies in the fact that Moscow is trying to promote the illegal bodies of the Russian occupation authorities in the Crimea from the RF “sides” of this action, and from the Turkish side - the Russia-backed “Development Fund of Crimea”, registered in Ankara and headed by someone named Unver Sel.
The previous two attempts of Moscow were resolutely rejected by Ankara. Now Moscow has started the third attempt. We decided to publish some of the information that became known due to our sources in the depths of Russian diplomacy,” Chubarov noted.
The Head of Mejlis attached a list of events scheduled for holding in Turkey.
At the Conference of Qurultay delegates of the Crimean Tatar people, held in Kyiv November on 12, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Ukraine Yonet Can Tezel said that Ankara did not recognize and will never recognize the annexation of Crimea.
It is worth noting that occupation authorities in Crimea regularly search and detain Crimean Tatar activists and common citizens, usually without providing any ultimate reasons or warrants. Crimean Tatar lawyers defending those unlawfully detained are subjected to pressure and prosecution.