Turkey supports deployment of OSCE armed police mission in Donbas

Turkey supports deployment of OSCE armed police mission in Donbas

President Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with Minister of National Defence of Turkey İsmet Yılmaz.

The press service of the Head of State reported.

The parties confirmed willingness to make every effort to ensure prompt fulfillment of arrangements reached in the course of the fifth session of the High Level Strategic Council between Ukraine and Turkey held in Ankara on March 9, 2016 and enhance strategic partnership between the two states.

The parties agreed that Ukraine-Turkey cooperation had a significant potential and must be actively used. Special emphasis should be put on strategic spheres, particularly defense industry where the two countries have mutual interests and complementary capabilities.

İsmet Yılmaz assured of Turkey’s support for the idea of deploying the abovementioned mission in Donbas.

The parties expressed indignation over further deterioration of situation with human rights in Crimea, particularly recent arrests of Crimean Tatar leaders by the occupation authorities.

In his turn, Minister of National Defence of Turkey noted that his country did not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea and strongly condemned persecution of Crimean Tatars by the occupation authorities, particularly recent decision to “prohibit Mejlis”.

The parties have discussed ways to enhance bilateral and multilateral interaction in the issue of ensuring security in the Black Sea region.


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website ukrinform.net not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website ukrinform.net and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2019 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: