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Turkey does not recognize Russian Duma elections in occupied Crimea

Turkey does not recognize Russian Duma elections in occupied CrimeaTurkish Foreign Ministry said it does not recognize the results of Russia’s parliamentary elections conducted in Crimea, Anadolu Agency.

Spokesman Tanju Bilgic reported on Friday in a statement"The results of the elections in Crimea are not legitimate for us."

He also added Turkey would continue to support the territorial integrity of Ukraine including Crimea.

Elections to the State Duma (Russia's Parliament) took place on September 18.

Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in March 2014 following a disputed referendum.

Earlier, the Russian Central Election Commission announced final results of the State Duma election.


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