Park in honour of Mustafa Cemil named in Turkey (PHOTO)

3 June 2013 14:44
ÇİFTLİKKÖY (QHA) - Municipality of the Çiftlikköy village, the Yalova Province, has decided to name one of local parks in honour of the Crimean Tatar national leader Mustafa Cemil. Also the monument in honour of Mustafa Cemil is erected in this park. A ceremony of unveiling of this monument took place yesterday, June 2.
The Çiftlikköy village council made this decision with aim to strengthen the historical ties between Crimea and Turkey. The Chairman of the Majlis of Crimean Tatar nation Mustafa Cemil could not participate in the opening ceremony. Crimea was represented by the 1st Vice-Chairman of the Majlis Refat Çubar and the Coordinator General of the Crimean News Agency İsmet Yüksel. Also the ceremony were attended by representatives of the Crimean Tatar associations of İzmir, Kocaeli, Gebze, İstanbul, Bursa, Balıkesir as well as Yalova Province.
The Çiftlikköy Mayor Metin Dağ stressed the Crimean Tatars made the huge contribution to establish and develop their locality that numbers nearly 30 thousands people now.
In particular, he said: “Today, the park will be named after Mustafa Cemil. We are honored and proud to name the park in honour of the famous fighter for human rights and democracy - Mustafa Cemil”. Note: The major part of the local population consists of descendants from the Crimean Khanate: the Crimean Tatars and Karachays who emigrated to Turkey under pressure of the Russian Empire.