Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation from the Crimean region Andrei Kozenko commented on Turkey's refusal to recognize Crimea as a Russian region.
According to him, the most correct decision of Ankara would be to recognize the right of the Crimeans to self-determination. Kozenko gave advice to the Turkish leadership on how to support the Crimean Tatars.
If Turkey really wants to support the Crimean Tatars not in word, but in deed, then the only correct decision is to recognize the right of the Crimeans to self-determination and give this right to the majority of representatives of this people who remained in Crimea and received Russian passports., - quotes RIA Novosti Kozenko.
The deputy recalled that the question of the ownership of Crimea "is closed once and for all."
On October 16, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara did not and does not recognize the reunification of Crimea with Russia. The Turkish leader stressed that he intends to support the Crimean Tatars together with Ukraine. Earlier, Ukraine and Turkey signed another military agreement.
As chernayakobra.ru wrote, the permanent representative of Crimea under the head of state Georgy Muradov believes that Ankara's decision shows that the country's authorities have ceased to really look at things. The politician stressed that in this way Turkey refuses to support the Crimean Tatars, choosing as its allies "a handful of renegades who broke with their people and settled in Kiev."
Senator Alexei Pushkov said that Erdogan's statement about Crimea indicates the fundamental impossibility of a union between Russia and Turkey.