Born in 1934, Shevkiye was the oldest of the seven children – three sons and four daughters - the Jemilevs had.

The funeral of Shevkiye Asanova, who lived with her family in Yalta, is due to start at 2 p.m. on October 7. The deceased will be laid to rest at a cemetery in the village of Chatal-Kaya (Yalta).  

Mustafa Jemilev, Crimean Tatars’ leader and Ukrainian MP, will not be able to pay last respects to his sister due to a 5-year ban from entering Crimea and Russia illegally imposed on him by the Russian authorities.

QHA’s staff offers its deepest condolences to the next of kin of the deceased.

Allah rahmet eilesin!