ANKARA (QHA) -

On the anniversary of the Deportation of 1944, the Ukrainian Embassy in Turkey honored the memory of Crimean Tatar people genocide victims and lowered the state flag, Ambassador of Ukraine in Turkey Andrei Sibiga reported on Twitter.

“In solidarity with the Crimean Tatar people, the state flag was lowered at the Embassy and we honored the memory of the victims of the Deportation of 1944 with a minute of silence”.

The official page of the embassy also reported about a special exhibition:

“Thematic exhibition to the 73rd anniversary of the Crimean Tatars people deportation opened at the Embassy of Ukraine.”

Earlier QHA reported that on May 18, the Embassy of the United States of America in Ukraine called on Russia, which occupied the Crimea, to stop repression against the Crimean Tatar people.

Reference. May 18, 1944 deportation of the Crimean Tatars began in  Crimea. Soviet power accused the whole nation of cooperation with Nazi Germany during World War II. Thousands of Crimean Tatars were taken to Central Asia. During the trip and the first year of exile more than 30,000 people died from hunger and disease. Crimean Tatars were allowed to return to their homeland in the Crimea only in 1989.

PHOTO: Andrey Sibiga

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