Organizers of the International Symposium on Children and Young People's Literature held in Istanbul from 21 to 23 October paid particular attention to the Crimean Tatar people and their rights.
The photo exhibition Children of Crimean Deportation was prepared and conducted by the Emel Crimea Fundation at Baglarbashi Congress Center that hosted a symposium attended by the representatives of Turkey, Crimea, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Kosovo, whose books for children and young focus on migration issue.
Chairman of the Children and Youth Literature Writers Association Bijan Veysel Yildiz said that the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Jemilev was invited as an honorary guest of the symposium, but, unfortunately, due to the busy schedule, he was unable to attend the event.
The organizers of the exhibition first of all wanted to draw public attention to the current situation of the Crimean Tatars after the barbaric occupation of the Crimea by Russia.
Among the guests of the exhibition were the Chairman of the Emel Crimea Foundation and the representative of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people in Turkey Zafer Karatay, his wife and producer of documentaries about the Turkic world, especially about the Crimea, Nese Sarisoy Karatay, and Chairman of the branch of the Crimean Tatar Association of Culture and Mutual Aid in Edirne Alper Yavuzsever.
October 21, poet Emine Usein arrived from Crimea presented the report on migration issue in the children and youth literature to the participants of the symposium. Following that the couple Karatay showed the second part of the documentary "Kyrymoglu: The struggle of the people" and presented the report entitled "Children who Survived the Crimean Deportation."