It will be hard to introduce amendments concerning the change of the name of the Crimean Republic in the Constitution in the near future. Mustafa Dzhemilev, the Leader of Crimean Tatars and Ukraine’s people’s deputy, said it to Anadolu Agency during his visit to Ankara (Turkey).
Dzhemilev raised the question on the amendments to the 10th article of Ukrainian Constitution to change the name of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to the Autonomous Republic of Crimean Tatar.
“The Parliament pointed out, that this step requires 300 Ukrainian deputies support and it will be difficult to implement this decision in the near future,” the agency informs.
He also stated that before Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, visits Ankara, Dzhemilev will inform Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s president, about the situation with the Crimean Tatars and will ask Ankara for support.
The leader of Crimean Tatars gave a high mark to Turkey’s position in terms of its support of the territorial integrity of Ukraine. He expressed his sincere gratitude for the support of Crimean Tatars and noted that Turkey provides “the largest assistance”.
According to him, Turkish agency for cooperation and coordination provides a particular contribution to the strengthening of relationships between Turkey and Ukraine. Around 500 various projects were implemented in Ukraine within this assistance.
“Turkey is to support the project of dwelling construction for Crimean Tatar families, who were compelled to leave Crimea after Russia’s annexation,” Dzhemilev said.