(QHA) -

Platform of Unity of Turkic World condemns Ismet Yuksel’s ban to enter Crimea, the platform wrote in Facebook August 13.

Ismet Yuksel, General Director of the Crimean News Agency [QHA] and Mejlis adviser on relations with Turkey, who also served as journalist for Turkish TRT Chanel, has been banned from entering Crimea for 5 years.

Members of the platform emphasized the importance of journalist activity and expressed their support to Crimean journalists.

“Journalists in Crimea face verbal and physical danger. We are on the journalists’ side”- they wrote.

The platform was created in 2012, aimed at uniting Turk youth, formation of common ideas and creating of joint projects on culture, history, language and sociology.