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May 14 in the Russia-occupied Crimea, Crimean Tatars made a traditional ascent to the Chatyr-Dah mountain, timed to the anniversary of the 1944 Deportation.

Approximately 1500 people participated in the ascent. After the ascent, the Crimean Tatars paid tribute to the memory of the ancestors who died as a result of the Deportation of 1944, read the prayer and formed the world's largest national symbol tamga of human chain.



Reference:  May 18, 1944, under the decree of Stalin, Crimean Tatars were deported from the Crimea to remote regions of the Urals and Central Asia.

In 1989, the deportation of the Crimean Tatars in the USSR was convicted and found unlawful. In November of 2015, the Verkhovna Rada of Independent Ukraine recognized the deportation of 1944 as a genocide of the Crimean Tatar people.

QHA reported that May 13, a massive mourning rally in memory of the victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatar people took place in Ankara. Members of the Association of Culture and Mutual Aid of the Crimean Tatars from Ankara, Aksaraya, Ceyhan, Sakarya, Kyrikkale, Polatlia and other cities of Turkey and hundreds of other participants of the event take an active part in the event.
The ambassador of Ukraine to Turkey Andrii Sybiha joined the participants of the action. In his speech, he noted that Ukrainians share the common pain with the Crimean Tatar brothers and sisters.

Source: Avdet

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