Jemilev, Umerov Met With Turkish Defence Minister to Discuss Russian Oppression in Crimea
Turkish Minister of National Defence Hulusi Akar met with the leader of the Crimean Tatars Mustafa Jemilev and Member of Ukrainian Parliament Rustem Umerov, during his official visits.
Mr Jemilev and Mr Umerov reported on the situation in the Crimean Peninsula regarding current oppressions made by Russian authorities.
Mr Rustem Umerov stated that he, together with Mr Jemilev, reported on mass searches and detention of Crimean Tatars made by occupying power in Crimea. “Currently, more than 120 Crimean Tatars are detained in prisons in Crimea and Russia. We previously provided this information to the Embassy of Turkey through the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” he said.
Also, Mr Umerov told that they discussed, in particular, the state of implementation of infrastructure projects for the construction of apartments for internally displaced people from the Crimea and the cathedral mosque in Kyiv, support for internally displaced persons from the occupied territories of Ukraine and the prospects of creating a free trade zone, new detentions, political prisoners and security issues in the Black Sea region.
He affirmed that the Turkish delegation would review the given reports and forward them to administration in Ankara.
We hope that the parties will cooperate on the military-related issues and technical aspects. Turkey is a powerful ally for the security of Ukraine in the Black Sea Region.Rustem Umerov