On March 16, MP of Ukraine, ex-head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Jemilev met with the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Izmir (Turkey). 

During the one-hour meeting, the parties discussed ways of peaceful resolution of the Crimean crisis, informs press service of Mejlis. 

Turkish Prime Minister reiterated that the position of Turkey regarding resolution of the crisis by peaceful means and on the basis of the territorial integrity of Ukraine remains strong and unchanged. 

According to Jemilev, Erdogan stressed that Turkey opposes foreign interference into internal affairs of Ukraine.  Recep Tayyip Erdogan also said that Turkey does not recognize the results of the so-called referendum in Crimea, as it contradicts international norms and standards.

Turkish Prime Minister stated his concern over the continuing crisis and expressed readiness to provide maximum support in case of any pressure on Crimean Tatar people. 

The meeting also discussed issues of economic cooperation of Crimean Tatar and Turkish businesses.

QHA