Turkey will continue to support Ukraine’s claims to Crimea, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during his meeting with Ukraine’s President Pyotr Poroshenko on the margins of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the press service of the Ukrainian government reported.

 

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“Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey will continue to support Ukraine in restoration of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state both in the bilateral and multilateral dimensions,” according to the statement.

 

The press service of Poroshenko stressed that “the resumption of (Turkey’s – TASS) dialogue with Russia will not affect the position of Turkey.”

 

The two leaders also discussed trade and investment issues.

 

“The Ukrainian President invited Turkish companies to take part in the privatization of Ukrainian enterprises,” the press service added.

 

The two leaders also agreed to hold a meeting of the Ukrainian-Turkish working group on energy issues in the near future.