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Turkey Keeps Close Watch on Crimea

Turkey is keeping a close watch on the deepening crisis in Ukraine, and particularly in Crimea, which lies only 280 kilometers across the Black Sea from the Anatolian coastline. Crimea is home to a community of Turkic Tatars, who are ethnic and linguistic kin of Anatolian Turks and oppose Russia's potential annexation of the peninsula. Hundreds of Turks of Tatar origin chanted “Russians get out of Crimea” at a recent demonstration in the capital, Ankara. Zafer Karatay, the Turkish...

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