Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan once again stated that Turkey does not recognize Crimea as Russian, Anadolu reports.
He made such a statement after talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Istanbul.
Erdogan added that Turkey will continue to support the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
Earlier it became known that Ukraine and Turkey signed a framework military agreement.
Recall that Crimea became part of the Russian Federation in March 2014 after a referendum in which 96.77 percent of Crimeans spoke in favor of joining the peninsula to Russia. Moscow has repeatedly emphasized that the reunification of Crimea with the Russian Federation took place in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter.
Verkhovna Rada deputy Ilya Kiva said earlier that the Ukrainian authorities deliberately went to the loss of Donbass and the Crimean peninsula. In his opinion, this was due to the election campaign of the former president of the country, Petro Poroshenko, who "needed to win the elections in one round."