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Turkey, Ukraine hail 29 years of diplomatic relations

Diplomatic relations commenced on Feb. 3, 1992

Talha Yavuz   | 03.02.2021
Turkey, Ukraine hail 29 years of diplomatic relations

KIEV, Ukraine

Turkey and Ukraine on Wednesday celebrated the 29th anniversary of their diplomatic relations.

Emine Dzheppar, deputy foreign minister of Ukraine, hailed the relations between the two countries in a tweet. “We highly value the strong connection between Ukraine and Turkey. Turkic heritage of Ukraine and its indigenous people - Crimean Tatars - is a cornerstone of our friendship,” she said.

She stressed the "great potential of the strategic partnership” between Ukraine and Turkey.

Turkey's Foreign Ministry marked the day in a tweet saying: “We value our cooperation with our strategic partner #Ukraine. Will continue to develop our relations in every field.”

Ukraine’s ambassador to Turkey Andrii Sybiha also tweeted that Ukraine-Turkey cooperation has a centuries-old history, with a promising future ahead.

“We wish two countries a strategic partnership, successful and mutually beneficial for many years!” he wrote.

Turkey officially recognized Ukraine’s independence on Dec. 16, 1991, after its separation from the Soviet Union.

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