Turkey blasts ban on Crimean Tatar Leader

Turkey condemned the five year entrance ban to Crimea which was made to the head of the National Assembly of the Crimean Tatar People.

Refat Chubarov was slapped with a five-year entrance ban by the peninsula’s pro-Russian administration.

“The five year ban has no legal or legitimate grounds. This is an open violation of the European Convention of Human Rights,” said a statement issued by Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Monday.

The statement also added that the ban signifies the “intolerance” towards Crimean Tatars’ national struggle. They are the native population of Crimea since the Mongol hordes’ invasion in the 13th century.

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