ESKISEHIR (QHA) -

The leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev, who visited the meeting of the Executive Committee of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars in Eskisehir, is holding a conference in the cultural center named after Hassan Polatkan.

Along with the Deputy Governor of the city of Eskişehir, Omer Faruk Gunay, acting Eskişehir Mayor Abdyulkadyr Ada, Head of the Tepebashi Municipality Ahmed Atach, Head of the Odunpazarı Municipality Kazim Kurt the conference was attended by ordinary Eskişehir residents, including the Crimean Tatars who wanted to listen to the Dzhemilev’s speech.

The conference began with a minute of silence in memory of the patriots who died during an attempted military coup in Turkey. Following that the Turkish and Crimean Tatar anthems were performed.

The first speaker was the Head of the Culture and Mutual Aid Association of the Crimean Tatars in the city of Eskişehir, Evren Oldzhay. He said he was happy to host a meeting of the Executive Committee of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars in the city of Eskisehir

Mustafa Aga will say the closing remarks, said Oldzhay.

In his speech, the Head of the Odunpazarı Municipality Kazim Kurt told about the meeting of the WCCT Executive Committee. In the course of the latter the participants discussed Crimean issues, as well as violations of the rights and freedoms in the peninsula. Kurt said that Mustafa Dzhemilev will tell more details on these and other issues.

The Head of the Tepebashi Municipality Ahmet Atach mentioned Jamala’s victory at Eurovision. He stressed that Jamala has made great strides, and said that while Russia is using weapons, the daughter of the Crimean Tatar people Jamal a is struggling with the help of music.

Ahmet Atach went on saying that no weapons will be able to do something that the art makes. Following that he gave the floor to Mustafa Dzhemilev.

As QHA reported earlier, yesterday, July 30, the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev was awarded the title of Honorary Professor of the Anadolu University.

The World Congress of the Crimean Tatar people (WCCT) is the body uniting the Crimean Tatars who live in their historic homeland, in Crimea, as well as 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 was held on May 9, 2009 in the city of Simferopol / Akmesdzhit and was attended by 420 delegates from 13 countries with Refat Chubarov being elected the Chairman.

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

Three meetings of the Executive Committee were held in Romania and Ukraine (in Kiev and in the village of Chongar, Kherson region), the fourth session was held on April, 11-13, 2016 in Vilnius (Lithuania).

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