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A criminal case to be opened against the chairman of “Crimea Fund” charitable organization Riza Shevkiyev on the issue of the personals of Crimean Tatar writer Cengiz Dagci, which were given to Shevkiyev after the writer’s death.

The officers of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) have read out a decree and informed Shevkiyev about the criminal case, which will be opened against him.

The personals of Dagci, who lived in London, were given to Crimean Fund after the writer’s death.

Note:Cengiz Dagci is regarded as the best novelist who described life in Crimea before the World War II and the misery of the Crimean Tatars had gone through.

In his novels, he describes the tough life of Crimean Turks between the years 1932-1945. He tells the tragedy of the people who tried to find a way out from the war between the German and Russian armies. His novels are significant in keeping the Crimean Tatar cause alive and communicating the message to large masses in Turkey.

QHA