In the Turkish city of Kerfez, a park was opened, which was named after the first president of the self-proclaimed Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (CRI), Dzhokhar Dudayev. A monument was erected to him there. The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has already reacted to the incident.
In his Telegram channel, he said that representatives of the Parliament of the Republic, as well as law enforcement agencies and clergy addressed him. He noted that such actions look extremely cynical. They do not correspond to the image of Turkey as a friendly state towards Russia.
He called the actions of the Turkish authorities an attempt to cover up terrorists who committed crimes in Russia and then “throwing mud at the entire leadership of the country and the republic on the Internet.”
In his Telegram channel, Kadyrov said that he could respond to the Turkish authorities in a similar way. In particular, the name of the founder of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, banned in Turkey, Abdullah Ocalan, may be immortalized in Grozny. He is now serving a life sentence in one of the Turkish prisons.
As a result, Kadyrov called on Turkish President Recep Erdogan to make up his mind. According to him, Turkey could advocate “transparent and honest relations with the Russian Federation, without changing its convictions behind its back.” Or it is threatened with obtaining the status of a state “publicly supporting terrorists.”
And Kadyrov also turned to the Russian Foreign Ministry. He pointed out that the current actions of the Turkish authorities are a direct threat to Russian-Turkish relations. “We should pay attention to this and take preemptive diplomatic measures against such manifestations,” Kadyrov stressed.