Fedor Smirnov. Turkey should seek a solution to the question of the Crimean Tatars, together with Russia, not with Ukraine and Western countries, said Last news on Sunday, the Secretary General of the Federation cultural unions of the Crimean Tatars in Turkey Themselves Nogai
"To discuss the problems of the Crimean Tatars and to find solutions for them are required between the Russian Federation and Turkey. Ukraine and Western countries have nothing to do with this issue have not. Ukraine for 23 years of his management did not support Crimea Peninsula economically, leaving its inhabitants to their fate. Apparently, the Ukrainian authorities did not consider the local population - Russians and Crimean Tatars - their. For this reason, to sit down at the negotiating table and decide all issues of concern to the Crimean Tatars, obliged the authorities of Russia as a country that owns the Crimea, and Turkey as countries whose compatriots live there, " said Nogai.
He did not exclude that in the future Turkey may recognize Crimea as Russian, if between 2 countries will continue to develop close economic relations.
"in Turkey, the Crimean Tatar Diaspora divided. There are those who believe the Ukrainian and Western propaganda and believe that Russia seized Crimea. But I was in Crimea, and I know that isn't true. Valaisiana in the referendum was free. Residents of the Crimea, and among them the Crimean Tatars, Russian Federation, and this must be considered ", - said the head of the Department.
Crimea became a Russian region after the March 2014 referendum in which a Large number of residents at that time still Ukrainian autonomy, do not recognise the legitimacy of the coup in Ukraine, voted for joining the Russian Federation. In the capital of Russia notice that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter. Ukraine still considers Crimea its, But at the time occupied territory.