Crimean Tatars: Turkey Says Ready for Tatar Education Help for Crimeans
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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu proceeded to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on Thursday after completing his talks in Kiev, Ukraine.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of a school building in Crimea, Davutoglu said Turkey was ready to extend help for opening of new schools that offers education in the Tatar language.
Davutoglu said Turkey was eager to boost relations with Crimea, adding that his country was planning to launch ferry services between Turkey's Black Sea port city of Sinop and Yalta.
"We want to see stability and peace prevail in the Black Sea and Crimean Tatars live in peace, security and prosperity. And for that, national identity and language should be protected," Davutoglu said.
The construction of the school building was funded by Turkey's development agency, TIKA, with a cost of $ 1.1 million.