Turkish FM: "We do not accept Crimea annexation despite good ties with Moscow"

21:27, 09 January 2017
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said that Turkey's recent reconciliation with Russia has yielded results on regional issues and bilateral economic issues, but good ties with Moscow do not mean Turkey will abandon its principles on issues like Crimea, according to Hurriyet Daily News.


"Our dialogue with Russia is helping to directly address many issues. But we are not giving any concession on our principles. We support the territorial integrity of Georgia and Ukraine. We do not accept the annexation of Crimea," Cavusoglu said in an address to Turkish ambassadors gathered in Ankara for an annual conference on Jan. 9, Hurriyet Daily News reported.

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