ESKISEHIR (QHA) -

A meeting of the Executive Committee of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars (WCCT) has been launched in the Turkish city of Eskisehir. The Congress meeting runs on July, 29- 31.

A year ago, on August 1-2, 2015, Ankara hosted the World Congress of the Crimean Tatars (second convocation), Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov reported on Facebook.

Over the past year, the WCCT Executive Committee has held 5 meetings - in the cities of Constanta (Romania), Kiev (Ukraine), Chongar (Ukraine), Vilnius (Lithuania).

This time the Mejlis Chairman could not attend the meeting for health reasons.

For the first time, I cannot be present at the meeting of the WCCT Executive Committee; the doctors have not allowed me to fly. However, jointly with colleagues we carefully worked out each of the agenda items that were proposed by the members of the Executive Board in advance, Chubarov wrote on Facebook.

A series of activities arranged by the Crimean Tatar Diaspora, Eskisehir regional and city authorities will be held in the course of the meeting of the WCCT Executive Committee.

According to Chubarov, the meeting of the Executive Board is attended by the leader of the Crimean Tatar People Mustafa Aga Dzhemilev, as well as members of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People.

The World Congress of the Crimean Tatar people (WCCT) is the body uniting the Crimean Tatars who live in their historic homeland, in Crimea, as well as in the Diasporas (Turkey, Romania, Poland, USA, Canada, Lithuania, Western Europe and Central Asia).

The first session of the World Congress of the Crimean Tatars was held on May 9, 2009 in the city of Simferopol / Akmesdzhit and was attended by 420 delegates from 13 countries with Refat Chubarov being elected the Chairman.

The second meeting, which was attended by 180 members of the Crimean Tatar public organizations from 12 countries, as well as the authorized representatives of the government circles, public organizations and media, was held on August 1-2, 2015, in Ankara. In the course of the meeting it was decided to establish the international public organization the "World Congress of the Crimean Tatars" in order to achieve international support for the national self-government bodies of the Crimean Tatar people. Refat Chubarov was re-elected the WCCT re-elected the Chairman. The Congress also re-elected the members of the Executive Committee, which included 21 representatives, and members of the Audit Commission.

Three meetings of the Executive Committee were held in Romania and Ukraine (in Kiev and in the village of Chongar, Kherson region), the fourth session was held on April, 11-13, 2016 in Vilnius (Lithuania).

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