QA-44, 25 November 2016, Statement of the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Hüseyin Müftüoğlu, in Response to a Question Regarding An Unofficial Delegation Which Went From Turkey to Crimea

We noted the news about the recent travel made by an unofficial delegation from Turkey to Crimea, completely at their own initiative, and without asking for the Ministry’s view or approval.

The mentioned visit has no official aspect whatsoever, and there is no change in Turkey’s policy of respecting the sovereignty and recognizing the territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Crimea.