Crimean Tatar leader, Ukaine’s presidential envoy on Crimean Tatar issues Mustafa Jemilev was conferred a title of “honored doctor” in the sphere of international affairs. The honoring ceremony will take place Dec 15 in Chakkalen University, Turkey.
“Mustafa Jemilev, being well-known international human rights activist, showing a great patience, helped Crimean Tatar people return to their homeland, is still the leader of Crimean Tatars” – the senate of Chakkalen University noted.
In October 1998, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees awarded Dzhemilev the Nansen Medal for his outstanding efforts and "his commitment to the right of return of the Crimean Tatars." In an interview Dzhemilev gave shortly after receiving the Nansen Medal, he emphasized that "when violent means are used, innocent people die, and no just cause can justify the taking of innocent lives." The Crimean Tatar National Movement has been marked by persistent reliance on non-violence.
On April 14, 2014 Dzhemilev was awarded the Order of the Republic by Turkish President Abdullah Gül.
On May 7, 2014 Mustafa Dzhemilev has been awarded - being thus its first recipient - the Solidarity Prize by the Republic of Poland.