The popular Turkish edition of Timeturk published an article dedicated to the fourth anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity and the fate of the Crimean Tatars.
The author of the article "Fourth anniversary of the Maidan in Ukraine" Ali Cura reminds the Turkish readers of the chronology of the events in 2013-2014, and reports that the Revolution of Dignity has influenced the course of international politics.
“It was after this revolution that Russia, which supported the authoritarian regime of Yanukovych, occupied the Crimea and began military operations in the east of Ukraine. The victims of this aggressive policy were Ukrainians and the Crimean Tatars," the journalist writes.
The author further notes that these two peoples together protested against the occupation of the Crimea.
“When the Russian troops without identification marks, the so-called "green men", invaded the peninsula, the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians opposed the annexation of the Crimea, the publication says.
Ali Cura writes that, despite the military conflict with Russia, today Ukraine, headed by the youngest Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman, is trying to overcome the economic crisis. Western countries support these efforts, and imposed sanctions against Russia over the annexation of the Crimea and the invasion of the Donbas.
Earlier, today the influential American magazine Newsweek published an article devoted to the persecution of Crimean Tatars by Russian authorities.
American journalist Padreig Reidy, who visited Kyiv, tells about the fate of the Crimean Tatars, who found themselves in the Ukrainian capital after the annexation of the Crimea.