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Turkey doesn't recognise annexation of Crimea, Erdoğan says

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Turkey does not and will never recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Friday.

“We have and will always support Ukraine’s sovereignty and its territorial integrity, including Crimea," Erdoğan said during a joint press conference with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the capital Ankara.

Zelenskiy arrived in the Turkish capital to discuss with Erdoğan matters ranging from defense and trade cooperation to bilateral, regional, and international issues, including the Nagorno-Karabakh crisis.

"Turkey sees Ukraine as a key country for ensuring stability, security, peace and prosperity in our region," Erdoğan said.

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