Turkey decries rights abuses of Crimean Tatars, to send observer mission

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 03, 2015 6:11 AM

VILNIUS (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday described the situation in Crimea as "unacceptable", decrying rights abuses against Turkic-speaking Tatars and saying Ankara would dispatch an informal observer mission soon.

"The Crimean people and particularly Crimean Tatars have been oppressed, attacked and their rights have been violated ... We are sending an informal mission to observe human rights violations in Crimea soon," he told a news conference in Lithuania.

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