Turkey declares his “fundamental divergences” with Russia on the issue of Crimea

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

Despite the improvement of relations between Ankara and Moscow there are fundamental differences remaining between the two countries, and the first of them is Turkey’s non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea. This was stated by Turkey’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

“We have never recognized the illegal annexation of Crimea. And we have a different view on the situation in Syria,” said Çavuşoğlu.

According to him, despite the improvement of relations, despite the fact that Turkey and Russia have common projects and are trading partners, “it does not mean that Ankara supports Russia in all ways.”

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