(QHA) -

Turkey does not recognize the de facto situation in Crimea, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced during the OSCE Ministerial Council in Basel, Switzerland.

Speaking about the situation in Ukraine, he noted that the crisis in the country would be resolved if a compromise reached, adding that the crisis threatens the basic principles of European security and increases the importance of the OSCE.

“The crisis in Ukraine and around it should be solved by a compromise, but at the same time, it is necessary to respect the territorial integrity of the state and its independence. We also do not recognize the de facto situation in Crimea” - Cavusoglu said.

To recall, Ukrainian crisis dominated in the agenda of the 21st meeting of OSCE Ministerial Council in Basel, Switzerland.

 Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Jemilev has also participated in the event.

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