LONDON -

Ankara defends the international law and in general will continue to stand up for the rights of Crimean and Crimean Tatars, the Deputy Foreign Minister Ambassador Ahmet Yildiz said at the Ukraine Reform Conference in London.

Yildiz expressed confidence that, Ukraine would increase the resilience after overcoming the tense situation in Crimea and Donbas.
The Deputy Minister pointed out the importance of Minsk agreements implementation.

"Despite the dissatisfaction with the implementation of the agreements they still envisage the basic plan, supported by Turkey, for peaceful resolution of the eastern Ukraine conflict," the politician said.

Ahmet Yildiz drew attention to the high-level dialogue between Ukraine and Turkey, which contributed to improving cooperation between two countries in all areas, including investment, tourism and politics.

Earlier QHA reported that during the handover of the chairmanship in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation to the Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy the Head of the Great National Assembly of Turkey İsmail Kahraman stated that Turkey would continue to raise the issue of the Crimea, annexed by Russia, on international level.

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