Mufti called on Crimean Tatars not to leave Crimea

2 April 2014 12:51

The spiritual leader of Crimean Muslims Emirali Ablayev believes that Crimean Muslims can make Crimea a better place for people of different nationalities and religions.  Emirali Ablayev said this during an extraordinary session of Kurultay last week.

He once again called on the Crimean Tatars, who represent the main Muslim population on the peninsula, not to leave their native land, despite the difficult situation.

“Today we realized how important motherland is for us.  We are not allowed to leave it in the name of all the sufferings the Crimean Tatars underwent… Our people are in Crimea and will stay in Crimea…even if tomorrow Japan comes here, we will still stay here, continue working…”, noted the Mufti.

Mufti also noted that Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people together with Muftiyat will continue their efforts for the good of all inhabitants of Crimea.

As reported, an extraordinary session of Kurultay of Crimean Tatar people took place on March 29 in Bakchisaray.  Kurultay delegates approved the initiative of creating national territorial autonomy.