ANKARA (QHA) -

The Central Office of Crimean Tatar Association of Culture and Mutual Assistance of Turkey held a general meeting on April 22; The main issue was electing the new board of the organization.

The meeting was attended by members of the Central Office of the Association, as well as representatives and heads of the Association branches from all over Turkey.

After the official opening of the meeting at which the Crimean Tatar and Turkish hymns were performed, the former Head of the Central Office of the Association Tuncer Kalkay reported on his activities over three years of work to the participants of the meeting. Report of Kalkay and the report of the Association's Supervisory Board were adopted unanimously, and the issue of expanding the powers of the Association board was supported as well.

As a result of the vote, new board members and the Head of the Association of Culture and Mutual Assistance of the Crimean Tatars were approved. A member of the executive committee of the WCCT Mükremin Şahin
 headed the Association, and the board included:

Mükremin Şahin
 Tuncer Kalkay
Av. Namık Kemal Bayar
Ömer Özel
Prof. Dr. Ersel Onrat
Hüseyin Mırza
Ali Olgun Boydak
Hakan Atay
Sinan Gündemir
Murat Batır
Emel Sezginer
Semih Gezer
Av. Mihriban Ceylan

"We, the dernek, have a lot of important work both in Turkey and abroad. We must work for the sake of our future generations," the new Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Association of Culture and Mutual Assistance of Turkey Mükremin Şahin said in his congratulatory speech.

Ex-chairman Tuncer Kalkay will continue his work in the organization as a member of the board.

QHA