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Friday, April 18, 2014

Turkish Premier, Putin Analyze Tartar Situation in Crimea

Ankara, Apr 18.- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin analyzed the situation of the Tartar minority in Crimea, the press highlighted today.

Erdogan underlined the deep concern of his government for the welfare and the security of Tartars in Crimea, where 97.6 percent of the population voted in a plebiscite, on March 16, to join Russia again.

Tartars, who only represent 12 percent of the population, boycotted the plebiscite, which was attended by nearly 90 percent of the almost three million inhabitants of the late autonomous region within Ukraine.

However, Moscow, which puts into practice all the conditions to assume Crimea as a new part of the Russian Federation, promised to implement a compensation plan for Tartars.

During a 25-minute phone conversation, Putin and Erdogan also debated the situation in Ukraine, which was taken over, on February 22, by a new administration after President Víktor Yanukóvich was overthrown.

On the other hand, militia men will lay down their arms and will get out of public buildings if coup authorities release the arrested strikers and call on holding referendums on the autonomy of east Ukraine, a demonstrator spokesman affirmed today.

Sergey Tsyplakov, deputy director of the People's Militia of Donetsk, insisted the release of political prisoners and the cease of persecution by Neo-Fascist Right Sector organization, which must lay down its arms, are essential conditions.

According to Ria Novosti news agency, Tsyplakov demanded Kiev's coup authorities set in motion a reform of Ukraine's administrative system through referendums. (Prensa Latina)