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Turkey calls for Crimea to 'act with common sense'

As tensions increase in Ukraine's Crimea region with a largely pro-Russian population, Turkey says it hopes for a quick solution in Ukraine under consensus-based democratic principles.

Turkey calls for Crimea to 'act with common sense'


Turkey's Foreign Ministry said that it's important to find a solution to the Ukrainian crisis within territorial integrity and the constitutional system.

"We expect all sides in Autonomous Republic of Crimea, in which our ethnic kin Crimean Tatars also live, to act within moderation and common sense," the Foreign Ministry said in a written statement issued on Wednesday. 

Tensions increase in Ukraine, as acting president Oleksandr Turchynov warns there is a "serious risk" of separatism in the region of Crimea, which has a largely pro-Russian population. 

The Turkish Foreign Ministry reiterated that it would support all democratic solutions as part of 'friendly nation and strategic partner' to Ukraine's legitimate demands.

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