Ankara does not recognize the legitimacy of the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation, held in the territory of the occupied Crimea.
This was stated by Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgiç.
Bilgiç stressed that Turkey continues to support the territorial integrity of Ukraine, including the Crimea.
“From Turkey’s point of view, the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation in Crimea are null and void. We consider the elections held in the Russian Federation last weekend from this exact point of view. In this regard, the results of the elections in the Crimea are illegitimate for us,” said the Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman.