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Leadership of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people is going to visit different regions of Crimea and meet local activists to discuss the current situation. Following decision was made at the Mejlis session Oct 22.

These meetings are aimed at discussion of the situation and problems that local population is facing. This will help to implement the main task of Mejlis—representation of the interests of Crimean Tatars to authorities and international organizations.

“We have not gathered for a long time, as there was a decision to make our work imperceptible amid the risk of Mejlis’s closure. Still we continued our work”- deputy head of Mejlis Nariman Dzhelal said.

During the Mejlis session, deputy head of Mejlis Ahtem Chiygoz also announced the results of official visits to Kazan (Russian Republic of Tatarstan) and Turkey, as well as meeting with Mejlis head Refat Chubarov, who is now in Kyiv amid his ban from entering Crimean for 5 years.

To recall, head of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov announced he would not talk with the Mejlis—representative body of Crimean Tatars—until it is registered as a civil organization.

In turn Ahtem Chiygoz noted that it was unacceptable to put the Mejlis in line with civil organization.

QHA