The Russian secret services planned to organize an "expert study of the situation" on the annexed peninsula with the aim of presenting unrealistic data to Turkey, the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev stated in Ankara.
According to him, the "analytical center" close to the Russian authorities was to be monitoring of the situation in the Crimea.
“We received information that an analytical center close to the Russian authorities was going to send a group of experts to the Crimea, allegedly, in order to hold certain meetings there, and to make analytical references. Since all this is financed by the Russian side, one can already say that their conclusions will be biased, absolutely pro-Russian, and the aim of transferring them to the Turkish side, most likely, should have been recognition of the annexation of the Crimea.”
Dzhemilev said that the corresponding information was reported to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkey. He promised to raise this issue at the level of the National Intelligence Organization of Turkey.
“We talked about it in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkey, warned them. We will also raise this issue in the National Intelligence Organization of Turkey.”
Dzhemilev noted that Ankara had never recognized the Russian annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula, but he also urged not to lose vigilance.
“The position of Turkey on the Crimea and on the territorial integrity of Ukraine is extremely important for us. Today, during official meetings, it was noted that Turkey has not recognized and will not recognize the illegal annexation of the Crimea to the Russian Federation. But at the same time I want to emphasize that it is impossible to calm down, because the Russian secret services do not sit idle.”
Earlier, at the meeting of the Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov with the Head of the General Directorate of the Gendarmerie of the Turkish Republic, the army's general Arif Cetin, the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev said that Turkey regards Ukraine as an ally and will seek the return of the Crimea.
QHA reporteed that on September 4, the Ukrainian delegation visited the central office of the Crimean Tatars Association of Culture and Mutual Aid in Ankara. The Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov was presented with a book on the architecture of Crimea and a handmade plate with the Turkish national ornament.