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

An interesting twist to the Crimea narrative

Voices of Ukraine

03.17.2014  12:37  egalite.com.ua
Translated by Anna Mausi Shvets and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Source: http://egalite.com.ua/news/1584

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.

“However, one of the most important points is the clause that stipulates conditions that if the peninsula does not declare its independence then it cannot be transferred to a third party. Otherwise, Crimea must automatically be returned under the aegis of Turkey,” claims the author.

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