Print E-mail 01/01/2016 Rate this article: 1 2 3 4 5 (601 votes) Tags: Crimea annexation of Crimea occupied Crimea Turkey Crimean Tatars battalion Author admin Turkish Foreign Ministry has refuted claims of Turkey's support to voluntary groups such as "Crimean Tatar battalion", spokesperson Tanju Bilgiç said. "These groundless claims are coming as a part of larger Russian black propaganda campaign launched against our country (Turkey) in the recent period," Bilgiç said. Earlier, reports suggested that Turkey is willing to provide aid to Crimean Tatar voluntary battalion which is due to operate in Ukraine's Kherson region bordering with Russia-occupied Crimea. "Turkey did not and will not recognize illegal annexation of Crimea. Turkey will continue its efforts to protect rights and freedoms of Crimean Tatars with determination," Bilgiç added. Source: WorldBulletin Log in or register to post comments If you find an error, select the desired text and press Ctrl + Enter, to notify the publisher.