October 12, in Strasbourg, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, in the framework of dialogue with the European deputies of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, met with the leader of the Crimean Tatar people, MP and President Commissioner of Ukraine for the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev.
Among the key issues discussed, was the current situation in the Russia-occupied Crimea, Turkey's support, the pressing problems of the Crimean Tatar people and the latest scandal with two Turkish newspapers. The publications have included Crimea to the Russian Federation on their graphics to the news of the gas pipeline "Turkish Stream".
In particular Mustafa Dzhemilev emphasized that this trick of the Turkish newspapers "Hürriyet" and "Sabah" literally recognize the occupation of the peninsula. Mevlut Cavusoglu explained that Turkey supports freedom of speech in the press, and the government has no right to interfere. However, he stressed that the Turkish government does not recognize the barbaric annexation of Crimea.
October 11, two Turkish newspapers - "Hürriyet" and "Sabah" – observing the agreement between Turkey and Russia on gas pipeline "Turkish Stream", published scandalous image, where Crimea was added to the territory of the Russian Federation. Due to the urge of the QHA news agency, calls of the Crimean Tatar societies and a large-scale protest of the Crimean Tatars in social networks, both editions removed the scandalous image, without giving a single official comment.