At the 39th International Children's Festival TRT, the Crimean Tatar culture is represented by children from the cultural center "Kyrim Ailesi", who were preparing for the event for more than two months.
Children from "Kyrim Ailesi" are accompanied by the director of the organization Anife Kurseytova, teacher Saniya Emiramzaeva and a member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, the director of the QHA news agency Gayana Yuksel.
The first stop of the Crimean Tatar delegation was the capital of Turkey, where children could visit Anitkabir - the mausoleum, the tomb of the founder and the first President of the Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and the official residence of the Turkish President in Beştepe where the festival participants met with Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The President of Turkey noted that every child has the right to a decent life.
"We want the children to feel safe, be dressed and shod, have access to medical services and education," Erdogan said.
The Crimean Tatar delegation together with more than 350 children from 22 countries of the world took part in the festive procession along the streets of the city of Nevsehir with national and Turkish flags. Representatives of Ukraine took part in the celebration as well.
On April 23 the festival participants will attend the events dedicated to the Children's Day in Turkey.
Reference. Children's Day is celebrated in honor of the first convocation of the Great National Assembly in 1920 in Ankara for the preparation of the national liberation war. According to the testament of the first President of the Turkish Republic Kemal Ataturk, who believed that the future of the nation is formed in childhood, on this day adults had to give up their authority for a while.
For 90 years the Children's Day is known in the international community and recognized by UNICEF as an International Children's Day.