Turkey's speaker urges 'clear' Crimea response

Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek calls for unequivocal international response to the annexation of Crimea; says "faits accomplis" are unacceptable.

Turkey's speaker urges 'clear' Crimea response

World Bulletin / News Desk

A senior Turkish politician has urged the international community for an unequivocal response to the political crisis that resulted in the Russian annexation of Crimea last month.

Turkey has a "slightly different point of view" on a possible solution to the crisis, Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek said on Thursday during an official visit to the Polish capital, Warsaw.

"We want the issue of Crimea to be solved but we are looking at the issue from a slightly different point of view," he said. "We don't approve of faits accomplis. The international community must clear out uncertainties on whatever it plans to do in response."

Russia annexed Crimea after a political crisis in Ukraine estranged Moscow from a new government in Kiev that replaced pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych following months of popular protests.

Western countries have since sought to punish Russia by approving sanctions against high-ranking Russian figures in politics and business, as fears linger in the West that Russia might make a similar move to annex the Moldovan region of Transnistria.

Last Mod: 04 Nisan 2014, 09:20
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