The protests at the Russian Embassy in Ankara are supporters of the religious preacher Fethullah Gulen, posing as representatives of the Crimean Tatar Diaspora. This is the opinion of the Deputy of the state Duma of Crimea Ruslan Balbec.
“Behind all this Pro-Western lobby in Turkey with the attitude toward Gulen, which in its anti-Russian policy covered the Diaspora of the Crimean Tatars, trying to prevent the strengthening of Russian-Turkish relations,” he said.
According to the Deputy, in the Crimea, I’m sorry that Western forces continue to use the Crimean Tatars as hostages in its geopolitical interests.
Protests were held on February 25. The rally was organized by the Association of NGOs of Crimean Tatars and timed to the third anniversary of the annexation of Crimea to Russia. The activists laid to the building of the diplomatic mission a black wreath.
Crimea became Russian for the holding of a referendum in 2014, RIA Novosti reported.