Davutoğlu visits Ukraine to discuss relations and regional developments
Davutoğlu was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan, Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Economy Minister Mustafa Elitaş, Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communication Minister Binali Yıldırım and Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak.
Davutoğlu met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk and Ukraine Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Groysman in separate meetings.
Davutoğlu also met Crimean Tatar leader and member of the Ukrainian Parliament Mustafa Abdülcemil Kırımoğlu.
Speaking at a joint press conference on Monday with Yatsenyuk, Davutoğlu stressed the territorial integrity of Ukraine by reiterating Turkey's rejection of Russia's annexation of Crimea.
Crimea, internationally recognized as part of Ukrainian territory, was annexed by Russia in 2014. The Black Sea peninsula is home to Crimean Tatars, who speak a Turkic language and have historical ties to Turkey.