Dzhemilev, Turkish FM discuss Crimea de-occupation

23:35, 27 January 2016
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Ukrainian President’s Envoy for the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev met on the sidelines of a PACE summit in Strasbourg with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday, discussing the proposal to create a special international format of cooperation on the issue of de-occupation of Crimea, according to RFE/RL.

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"From our side, it is proposed to establish an international group, which will include the Budapest Memorandum of 1994 signatory states, as well as Turkey, as one of the most influential powers of the Black Sea region. This idea has been discussed with the President of Ukraine and Ukrainian Foreign Minister, and they supported it," reads the report.

Mevlut Cavusoglu has supported the initiative. It is noted that the details will be discussed in February, during the visit of the Turkish Foreign Minister to Kyiv.

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