Turkish FM meets Crimean Tatar leader, UN special envoy

Condition of Crimean Tatars and recent developments in Syria were discussed in meetings

Turkish FM meets Crimean Tatar leader, UN special envoy

By Nazli Yuzbasioglu


Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu held separate meetings with Crimean Tatar leader and UN special envoy for Syria in Qatar on the sidelines of 18th Doha Forum that began on Saturday.

Cavusoglu and Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Abdulcemil Kirimoglu discussed the recent developments in the region and the condition of Crimean Tatars.

According to some diplomatic sources, the Turkish minister told Kirimoglu that Turkey’s support to Crimean Tatars would continue.

The sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media, said Cavusoglu and the UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura discussed the recent developments in Syria.

During his stay in Doha, the Turkish foreign minister is also expected to have a bilateral meeting with his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani.

The 18th Doha Forum plans to tackle various issues and challenges facing the international community.

In addition to political concerns, the forum's agenda will also focus on issues pertaining to the economy, commerce, media, human rights, water and food security, energy, and the future of the Middle East.

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