Ankara considers Crimea as part of Ukraine and views the situation with the Russian State Duma elections in the peninsula from this perspective, according to Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek.

"Our position with regard to Crimea is very clear: Crimea is part of Ukraine. We are categorical about this, and it is not discussed," he told reporters at the 13th Yalta European Strategy (YES) meeting in Kyiv.

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