Turkish businessmen, social and political activists joined forced in a movement called Russia-Crimea-Turkey that seeks better ties with the peninsula. The statement was made by Ruslan Balbek, Russian MP representing Crimea. According to him, this is Turkey’s first example of a marriage of diplomacy and political forces.

“one of the goals is to revive the silk road,” said balbek.

During a visit to Crimea, the movement’s leader highlighted that Turkey is interested in improving relations with Crimea as part of Russia.