Turkey to continue protecting rights of Crimean Tatars

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has commented on the information concerning its support for the Crimean Tatar battalions in Ukraine.

29 December 2015 16:00

The Turkish Foreign Ministry claimed the information on Turkey’s support for the Crimean Tatar battalions is untrue.

- The allegations, which appeared in some media, that our country has supported and will support the formation known as the "Crimea Tatar Battalion" or "Battalion n.a. Noman Çelebicihan," which will be created in the city of Kherson, Ukraine, do not correspond to reality, according to an excerpt from the statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

However, the statement also says Turkey does not recognize and will not recognize the annexation of Crimea, and will continue to vigorously defend the rights and freedoms of the Crimean Tatars.

PHOTO: Turkish Foreign Ministry website