People's Deputy from the Poroshenko Bloc faction, leader of the Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzhemilev stated in his comment to the Turkish news agency "Anadolu ajansi", Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the "Petro Poroshenko Bloc - Solidarity" party.
"We want Turkey to impose sanctions as the EU has done, but we also understand the position of Ankara, which shares commercial and energy interests with Russia. I have already discussed with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Turkey can provide assistance in the release of some persons in Crimea, including the Crimean Tatars. But nothing can be done to protect national and human rights, because the Crimean Tatars cannot have common future with Russia," the MP said.
"The nuclear weapons, which have been delivered to Crimea, will be directed to Turkey in the first place," Dzhemilev said. According to him, Turkey should engage itself in fight against the occupation of Crimea more actively.
The leader of the Crimean Tatars is also convinced that the report of the informal Turkish delegation headed by Professor Zafer Uskyul, which visited Crimea to investigate cases of violations of the rights of the Crimean Tatars, has raised the prestige of Turkey.
"Those Russians who believed that the report of Turkey, which had not imposed sanctions against Russia, would be in their favor, were shocked. They did not let anyone in the region prior to that. Russia "thought" Turkey's report would protect its interests, as Ankara did not impose sanctions against it. If the Turkish delegation had some more time it would have recorded more. It was a very good report, which had raised the prestige of Turkey and was very helpful for the international community," Mustafa Dzhemilev said.
He also expressed confidence that the sanctions imposed against Russia by the West will be efficient.
"I am convinced that sanctions play a major role. We had to wait 10 years after sanctions were imposed against Russia in 1979 when it made the incursion into Afghanistan. If we have to wait another 10 years, it will be a disaster. We hope that it will be over much earlier in the fast-moving manner. I also do not think that this issue will be solved as long as Russian President Vladimir Putin will stay in power. If the sanctions are at the proper level, the Russians will definitely feel their impact," Dzhemilev said.