KYIV (QHA) -

 

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine holds a solemn meeting in honor of the 100th anniversary of the First Qurultay of the Crimean Tatar people.

The live broadcast from the scene is provided by Hayat Radio.

 

 

 

 

Earlier, QHA reported that capital’s Museum of Money of the National Bank of Ukraine hosted a presentation of a commemorative coin in honor of the 100th anniversary of the First Qurultay, a national congress of the Crimean Tatar people, held in November 1917.

The First Qurultay of the Crimean Tatar people opened on November 26 (December 9th in a new style) in 1917 in the Khans palace in Bakhchysarai. It proclaimed the creation of the Crimean People's Republic, adopted its Constitution and state symbols, after which declared itself the parliament of the Crimean People's Republic. The government was headed Noman Çelebicihan.

The Second Qurultay was convened in 1991, two years after the mass return of the Crimean Tatars from the places where they lived after the deportation of 1944.

QHA