SIMFEROPOL (QHA) - On the eve of the 95th anniversary of the legendary Crimean Tatar newspaper ‘Yani dunya’, the newspaper is still facing a great number of problems, including poor condition of the office building, old equipment and many others.
Despite harsh conditions, from year to year, the newspaper team continues work. For many years the newspaper is being published in Crimean Tatar language, touching upon all aspects of life of Crimean Tatars. It also initiates various projects aimed at preservation and development of the Crimean Tatar culture.
Enver Abduraimov, head of committee on interethnic relations and deported people of the Crimean Parliament, visited the newspaper. In particular, he promised to provide assistance in creating comfortable work conditions for the newspaper staff.
Zera Bekirova, the newspaper’s editor-in-chief expressed gratitude to people who help the newspaper. In particular, Amet Volodarskiy, director of the examination center of Cambridge University in Russia, provided free subscription to the newspaper for the elderly people asylum, 15 schools, Crimean Muftiat and all mosques in Crimea.
To mark the newspaper’s 95th anniversary, Abduraimov suggested to organize events aimed at dissemination of information about history, projects and other activities of the newspaper.
Note: ‘Yani dunya’ newspaper was first published in 1918 in Moscow. After some time, it moved to Simferopol. The publication in Crimea was continued until the start of the war. Then, the newspaper became the main information source of the Crimean Tatar people; from the middle of 1920s it was published daily. In 1938 the newspaper was renamed ‘Kizil Kirim’. After the deportation of the Crimean Tatars from Crimea in 1944, the newspaper resumed in 1957 and was renamed ‘Lenin bayragy’. In the beginning of 1990s it moved back to Crimea and got back its original name- ‘Yani dunya’.
The newspaper played a significant role in the history of the Crimean Tatar people. After deportation, it became a center for preservation and development of the Crimean Tatar language. Today, the newspaper is one of the valuable sources for learning history, culture, language and literature of the Crimean Tatar people.