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TURKEY: under Ottoman Empire treaty with Catherine the Great if Crimea declares independence it returns to Turkey

18 Mar 2014 8:49 PM | Anonymous

The Turkish newspaper Hürriyet reports that if the Autonomous Republic of Crimea announces its independence, then it falls under Turkish rule. This is being reported by ipress.ua with reference to Espresso TV. Based on what the author of the article wrote, this is confirmed by the agreement which was signed 230 years ago by the Ottoman and Russian empires. According to the agreement, signed by the the Russian empress Catherine the Great on April 19, 1783, the Crimean peninsula will pass from the Ottoman empire to the Russian empire.   Voice of Ukraine.  Read More

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