Davutoglu, Ban Ki-moon discussed Crimean crisis

12 March 2014 13:54
(QHA) -

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and President of the U.N. General Assembly in New York after attending the Caribbean CARICOM summit held in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Anadolu Agency reports.

Davutoglu said Turkey displays the same attitude as its allies regarding Ukraine's territorial integrity.

The Parliament of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the Sevastopol City Council voted to adopt a declaration of independence from Ukraine during an extraordinary session on Tuesday.

"Every political formula should be taken into consideration to secure Ukraine's territorial integrity and this principle should not be violated," he said.

Davutoglu also expressed support for Crimean Tatars. "Turkey always stands by Crimean Tatars and will continue to support them," he added.

The minister also expressed hope that the humanitarian crisis in Syria would not be overshadowed by the crisis in Ukraine.