Energy and Crimean Tatars top agenda as Turkey's Erdogan visits Ukraine

March 20, 2015 9:40 AM

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Energy and Crimean Tatars top agenda as Turkey's Erdogan visits Ukraine

ANKARA (Reuters) - Energy ties and the fate of Crimean Tatars will top the agenda when Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets his Ukrainian counterpart in Kiev on Friday, but concrete deals are unlikely as he seeks to avoid straining relations with Moscow.

Turks have close kinship bonds with the Muslim, Turkic-speaking Tatar minority in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula Moscow annexed from Ukraine a year ago. Erdogan has repeatedly warned that the instability could have regional repercussions.

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