KYIV (QHA) -

Ukrainian capital hosts the 6th meeting of the Executive Committee of the World Congress of the Crimean Tatars (WCCT) held on November 4-5.

The meeting is attended by Chairman of the WCCT Refat Chubarov, as well as members of the WCCT Executive Committee, WCCT Audit Commission, and representatives of the Crimean Tatar delegations from Turkey, Germany, Romania and Latvia. Ayshe Seytumerova, veteran of the national movement of the Crimean Tatars, has visited the meeting as well.

Refat Chubarov has announced the agenda issues. In particular, the situation of the Crimean Tatars in the occupied Crimea is expected to be discussed today.

Just a reminder: the World Congress of the Crimean Tatars is the body, bringing together the Crimean Tatars living in their historic homeland, in Crimea, and 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 attended by 420 delegates from 13 countries was held in Simferopol/Aqmescite on May 9, 2009. Refat Chubarov was then elected Chairman of the meeting.

The second meeting, which was attended by 180 members of the Crimean Tatar public organizations from 12 countries, as well as authorized representatives of government circles, public organizations and the media, was held in Ankara on August 1-2, 2015. The meeting then adopted the decision 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. The meeting re-elected Refat Chubarov the Chairman of the WCCT as well as the members of the Executive Committee of the Congress, which included 21 representatives and members of the Audit Commission.

Three meetings of the Executive Committee were held in Romania and Ukraine (in Kyiv and in the village of Chongar, Kherson region), the fourth session was held in Vilnius (Lithuania) on April 11-13, 2016, and the fifth meeting of the WCCT Executive Committee took place in the Turkish city of Eskisehir on July 29 - 31, 2016.

 

QHA