SIMFEROPOL (QHA) -

Former Mejlis member, now deputy chairman of Crimean Parliament Remzi Ilyasov, initiates creation of Crimean Tatar social movement “Qirim”, supported by local and federal authorities, that will deal with the issues of Crimean Tatar people.

“We have found that very form [of organization], in accordance with Russian jurisdiction, which will allow us to create dialogue between Crimean Tatars and the authorities, to strive to the settling of Crimean Tatar issues”- Ilyasov said at a press-conference in Simferopol.

Ilyasov went on saying that Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people “got stuck in debates, as the time passes by and life changes dramatically. There are decisions that influences on life of Crimea residents and Crimean Tatars in particular”.

“Today not all our compatriots feel the necessity of such contacts (with authorities,-ed.) still we are sure we made right decision and time will put everything on its places”- Ilyasov said.

Ilyasov emphasized that “Qirim” is not created as an alternative to Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people.

“There are Mejlis members and Kurultay delegates in the “Qirim” movement and we share the principles and ideas of restoration of Crimean Tatar rights declared by Kurultay”- he noted.

The “Qirim” organization is supposed to be represented in Russian cities of Moscow, Tatarstan, Krasnodar, Bashkortostan, Rostov-on-Don, Samara and St. Petersburg.  

Meanwhile deputy head of Crimea Ahtem Chiygoz announced that Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people--executive body of Crimean Tatars-- was not going to register as a civil organization.

QHA