Ukrainian, Turkish ombudspersons discuss observance of citizens’ rights

Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova and Turkey’s Chief Ombudsman Seref Malkoc have discussed the observance of citizens’ rights in the two states.

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“I expressed gratitude for the unchanging position of the President of Turkey regarding the illegal occupation of Crimea, assistance and pressure on Russia with a view to releasing Crimean activists illegally detained by the invaders,” the report reads.

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According to her [Denisova], she “handed over to Seref Malkoc a list with the names of Crimean Tatars who are being detained in Russia and the temporarily occupied Crimea and asked him to assist by all possible means in the return of Ukrainian political prisoners to their homeland.”

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“Seref Malkoc, in turn, promised to strengthen cooperation and assistance in the struggle for the return of Ukrainian citizens and territories,” Denisova said.