Turkey says ready for Tatar education help for Crimeans

Davutoglu said Turkey was ready to extend help for opening of new schools that offers education in the Tatar language.

Turkey says ready for Tatar education help for Crimeans

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu proceeded to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on Thursday after completing his talks in Kiev, Ukraine.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of a school building in Crimea, Davutoglu said Turkey was ready to extend help for opening of new schools that offers education in the Tatar language.

Davutoglu said Turkey was eager to boost relations with Crimea, adding that his country was planning to launch ferry services between Turkey's Black Sea port city of Sinop and Yalta.

"We want to see stability and peace prevail in the Black Sea and Crimean Tatars live in peace, security and prosperity. And for that, national identity and language should be protected," Davutoglu said.

The construction of the school building was funded by Turkey's development agency, TIKA, with a cost of $ 1.1 million.


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Tamer Kirac
Tamer Kirac - 11 yıl Before

As a Turk of Crimean Tatar origins I am pleased to see support of Turkey of the Tatars in the Crimea. Tatars were forced to leave their homeland various times times in the past 150 years, to live in faraway places such as Central Asia, Turkey, Balkans, USA and Canada.

I commend Turkey for its help to the Tatars.