Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people appealed to Simferopol City Council to conduct the Crimean Tatar Flag Day, scheduled for June 26, in Simferopol central Lenina Square, deputy head of Mejlis Ayder Ajimambetov announced.

“Simferopol City Council refused our appeal to hold the Flag Day in Simferopol City center (Trenyov Park), we immediately submitted another appeal, to conduct it at the Simferopol central Lenina Square. Now we are waiting for answer. We suppose the City Council will not detain the answer”- Ajimambetob noted.

On June 17 Simferopol City Council refused Mejlis’s appeal to conduct Crimean Tatar Flag Day, scheduled for June 26 in Simferopol city center (Trenyov Park), referring to limited area of the park, that “may create conditions for violation of public order, the rights and legitimate interests of other citizens” and proposed to  conduct the event in Salgir Park.

To recall, Crimean authorities have also banned May 18 mourning meeting commemorating victims of Crimean deportation of 1944.

Note: Crimean Tatar Flag Day was initiated in 2009 by youth NGO Yashlar Shurasi. The symbol of the event is biggest Crimean Tatar flag (21 meters long), that was presented by head of Crimean Tatar Association in Bursa (Turkey) Adnan Suyen.