Crimean political scientist Denis Baturin commented on a statement by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the status of the peninsula, writes RIA Novosti.
Recall that during a meeting with President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky Erdogan said he did not recognize Crimea as part of Russia. The Turkish leader also mentioned the protection of the rights of Crimean Tatars and the preservation of their national identity as a priority.
According to Baturin, Erdogan leads the & # 39; old game & # 39 ;, pursuing his own electoral goals. The political scientist noted that the Turkish leader does not recognize the results of the referendum in Crimea, but he buys the Russian S-400 and is in conflict with Washington. According to Baturin, Erdogan's harsh statements and statements are related to his desire to distance himself from sources of foreign policy power.
In this way, however, the Turkish President poses serious political risks for the country and for itself.
According to the representative of the Crimean Parliament, Vladislav Ganzhara, Erdogan's statement is an attempt to flirt with the Ukrainian authorities.
Recall that Crimea has been part of the Russian Federation since 2014 and reunited with Russia after 96.77% of voters in the Crimea Republic and 95.6% of Sevastopol residents voted in a referendum for this.