Turkey hopes to resume trade and transport relations with the Crimea, said in an interview Last news, the Turkish Ambassador to the Russian Federation Umit Yardim.
The airport "Simferopol" July 19, 2014 resumed international flights, which ended after the annexation of Crimea to Russia. Regular flights to Istanbul was planned to start in mid-August, and Charter flights to Yerevan and Antalya, the Company hoped to establish in September-October last year. However, in the autumn of Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for Affairs of the Crimea Andrei Sokolov said Last news that the Airport "Simferopol" stopped international flights to Turkey.
"Due to the situation on the Peninsula aviation letter between Istanbul and Simferopol stopped that also affects our trade relations," said the Ambassador.
However, He added that " as soon as the normal rules will prevail again, We would like again to start air mail ".
The Ambassador believes that economic and trade relations with the Crimea are subject to renewal and development.
The diplomat said, geographically and historically, Turkey is associated with the Crimea, and family ties with regional residents.
"We hope that the Crimean Tatars, the victims in one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century, will be able to live in peace and dignity in their homeland, shoulder to shoulder with other communities on the Peninsula and in the future," he said.
The head of the diplomatic mission also said that his country attaches great importance to the preservation of security and stability in the region, maintaining good neighborly relations with Russia and with Ukraine. However, He added that " Turkey believes that the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine must be preserved and respected."
Crimea and Sevastopol became the Russian regions after the referendum on 16 March 2014.