Ukrainian MFA sends protest note to Turkey because of meeting of Erdogan with Crimean MPs

The Turkish ambassador to Ukraine was invited to the Foreign Ministry
21:17, 13 October 2019
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has reacted to a meeting between Turkish President Recep Erdogan and MPs from the annexed Crimea. The Ministry sent a note of protest to Turkey, MFA press service reports.

The Turkish ambassador to Ukraine was invited to the Foreign Ministry.

"The information about the meeting between President Erdogan and politicians illegally elected in the occupied territory of Ukraine is disturbing. Ukraine has already sent a note of protest to Turkey because of this meeting," the statement said.
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Earlier we reported that for the first time Crimean MPs visited Turkey as part of the Russian parliamentary delegation. Yevropeyska Pravda reports this with reference to the Russian RIA-Novosti news agency, which released a photo of the corresponding reception.

As noted, the Russian delegation, solemnly greeted by Turkish President Recep Erdogan, included two "State Duma MPs" from the annexed Crimea - Nataliya Poklonskaya and Ruslan Balbek.
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