TURKEY: under Ottoman Empire treaty with Catherine the Great if Crimea declares independence it returns to Turkey

Crimea to return to Turkey under Ottoman Empire treaty with Catherine the Great if it declares independence…

Voices of Ukraine

03.17.2014  12:37  egalite.com.ua
Translated by Anna Mausi Shvets and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Source: http://egalite.com.ua/news/1584

The Turkish newspaper Hürriyet reports that if the Autonomous Republic of Crimea announces its independence, then it falls under Turkish rule. This is being reported by ipress.ua with reference to Espresso TV.

Based on what the author of the article wrote, this is confirmed by the agreement which was signed 230 years ago by the Ottoman and Russian empires.

According to the agreement, signed by the the Russian empress Catherine the Great on April 19, 1783, the Crimean peninsula will pass from the Ottoman empire to the Russian empire.

“However, one of the most important points is the clause that stipulates conditions that if the peninsula does not declare its independence then it cannot be transferred to a third party. Otherwise, Crimea must automatically be returned under the aegis of Turkey,” claims the author.

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Information Resistance: Russia is now trying to neutralize Turkey in the struggle for Crimea

Russia aiming to neutralize Turkey next in its struggle for Crimea

Voices of Ukraine

Dmitry Tymchuk
09/03/2013 at 18:09 Facebook status update
Translated by Anna Danilova
Source: https://www.facebook.com/dmitry.tymchuk/posts/466788140116513

One more analytic from Information Resistance:

Russia is desperately trying to withdraw Turkey from a struggle for Crimea

As is known, the Crimean Tatars are a reliable support of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and strongly oppose the holding of an illegal referendum in Crimea, organized by the “Goblin” (Aksenov’s criminal nickname), in every possible way. Thanks to their unity and compact living in separate (but key!) Crimean regions, Crimean Tatars can become an important force, which will make Putin’s plans stillborn. And despite the desperate attempts of Tatarstan representatives to enlist the support of Crimean Tatars, they stand their ground following the attitude that “Any treaty with Russia is not even worth the paper it’s written on.” Besides this, the Crimean Tatar people know that Turkey is behind them.

It’s true that Russia tries to…

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Crimean Tatars ask Turkey, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan for help


Crimean Tatars appealed to the presidents of Turkey, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to help prevent the secession of Crimea from Ukraine, reports Espreso.TV, citing Azerbaijani news outlet haqquin.az.

In an interview with haqquin.az on March 6, the leader of the Crimean Tatars and former head of the Mejlis Mustafa Dzhemilev explained:

“Our people were once expelled from their native lands,” he said. “We do not want a repetition of this tragedy. Therefore we appeal for help to Ilham Aliyev (president of Azerbaijan), Abdullah Gül (president of Turkey ) and Nursultan Nazarbayev (president of Kazakhstan). Do not abandon your Crimean brothers and sisters at this difficult time. We ask the entire world to help us. Exile and repression await us in Russia once again,” he said. Continue reading

The Crimean Tatar diaspora seeks help from Turkey

sshot-1Representatives of the Crimean Tatar diaspora in Turkey are undertaking a mass appeal to the government of their country to guarantee the safety of the Crimean Tatars living in Crimea.

One of the leading organizations of the Crimean Tatar diaspora in Turkey, the Federation of Crimean Associations (KIDF), issued a statement warning that “internal and external forces are attempting to divide Ukraine,” reported Espreso.TV on February 27, citing the Turkish news source 15 Minutes. Continue reading