(QHA) -

Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people to create a working group on conducting the II World Congress of Crimean Tatars. Following decision was made on field session of Mejlis July 5, in Genichesk.

The working group should determine the date and place to conduct the Congress.

It is planned to conduct the event in Turkey, country with the biggest Crimean Tatar diaspora.

The I World Congress of Crimean Tatars took place in the city of Bakhchisaray, Crimea on May 2009.

Delegates representing 162 Crimean Tatar civic and socio-political organizations from 12 countries created an international civic organization to be known as the World Congress of Crimean Tatars, as a body uniting and coordinating the efforts of the Crimean Tatar NGOs, which were created in different countries and expressed their desire for mutual cooperation.

It was decided that the central office of the World Congress of the Crimean Tatars would be located in Crimea.

The delegates declared the Kurultay (national congress) of the Crimean Tatar People to be the highest authorized body for the World Congress and for those organizations within it.

Refat Chubarov, then first deputy head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, was elected President of the new international NGO.

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