Turkey signed in to build 500-apartment buildings for Crimean Tatar IDPs

Crimean Tatars
Canan Kevser
12 April 2021, 14:42
Canan Kevser
12 April 2021, 14:42

A number of documents were signed in Turkey in the presence of the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday, April 10.

In particular, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksii Reznikov and Minister of Environment and Urbanization of Turkey Murat Kurum signed a Framework Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Turkey on cooperation in housing construction for the representatives of Crimean Tatars and Ukrainian citizens entitled to benefits.

The agreement is concluded to settle the legal aspects of the possibility of determining a mechanism for cooperation with Turkey in the construction of housing for Crimean Tatars, who due to the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol were forced to leave their place of residence, and other categories of Ukrainian citizens.

Turkish environment and urbanization minister on Saturday announced that Turkey’s government-backed housing agency, TOKI, would build the housing project.

“Within the scope of the agreement, which is the first concrete step regarding our housing project for our Crimean Tatar kins who had to leave their homeland, we will build 500 houses in the cities of Kyiv, Mykolaiv, and Kherson by TOKI,” he wrote on Twitter.

According to the document, the Turkish government provides non-refundable assistance by building housing for the Crimean Tatar people, as well as other categories of Ukrainian citizens entitled to benefits in the total number of 500 apartments: 200 apartments in Mykolaiv, 200 apartments in Kherson and 100 apartments in Kyiv.

As reported, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky held a news conference in Istanbul following the Ninth meeting of the High-Level Strategic Council co-chaired by the presidents of the two states.