Turkish President Recep Erdogan TIIM formally for the first time received a delegation of deputies of the State Duma representing the Republic of Crimea. At the meeting with his Turkish counterpart in Istanbul was attended by Natalia Poklonskaya and Ruslan Balbec, according to the Russian Dialogue.
“While on an official visit in Turkey, in addition to a warm welcome from Ankara, I am convinced that our people and the Turkish have a complete understanding regarding the inadmissibility of strife and domination of one person over others,” – wrote on his page in Facebook Balbec and published some photos of his visit to Turkey.
About trip to Istanbul and spoke Poklonskaya.
“Yesterday, at the welcoming dinner in Istanbul hosted the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Warm welcome, gracious hospitality, a handshake of the President – so we were met by a Turkey!” the MP said and also shared pictures from the meeting in Istanbul.
The visit of Crimean deputies in Turkey irritated reaction from Kiev. The so-called Prosecutor of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (the structure created after the reunification of the Crimean Peninsula with Russia and a member of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine) promised to give an assessment visit of the Crimean deputies to Turkey, and the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine has sent Ankara a protest note.
The foreign Ministry said that the meeting of the Turkish leader of “illegal” deputies from the Crimea was “a concern”.
Taylor comments, “RIA Novosti” called the reaction of the Ukrainian side the absurd and paperwork and expressed the hope that with the advent of the new government in Ukraine will come “sobering up from a long binge of radicalism.”
Balbec, in turn, believes that the Ukrainian Prosecutor a verdict soon for complacency and to justify public expenditure.
We will remind, OSCE special representative Martin Sajdik, speaking at the forum Europe Summit Salzburg, recalled that before becoming a part of the Ukrainian SSR, the Crimean Peninsula has belonged to Russia, which caused a wave of comments in the Ukrainian media.
The head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov, meanwhile, called the statement Sajdik a helpful reminder for the European public, and noted the OSCE representative for the European policy of rare candor.