KYIV (QHA) -

New methods of learning Crimean Tatar language are to be developed in Kyiv, press service of Ukraine Presidential Commissioner on Crimean Tatar Issues reports.

The first event dedicated to the issue-- a round table titled “New methods of learning Crimean Tatar language” scheduled for April 13. It is planned to approve basic principles of implementing new methods of learning the language, among them returning to the Latin alphabet.

It also planned to conduct a conference, to present textbooks on methods of learning Crimean Tatar , which will be published and recommended for use in 2015-2016.

The project, supported by Ukraine’s Ministry of Social Policy and Ministry of Education and Science, is implemented by department of Ukraine Presidential Commissioner on Crimean Tatar Issues on the basis of Educational and Investigation Centre “Crimean Studios” for National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

Specialists on national education and authors of textbooks are invited to participate in the project. You can send you suggestions for upcoming events and development of the textbooks to elzara.sh@apu.gov.ua. or follow us in Facebook.

Note: Crimean Tatars used the Arabic alphabet before the Bolsheviks came to power in Russia in 1917. They were then forced -- as were all other Muslim minorities in the Soviet Union -- to use the Latin alphabet. They were later ordered to use Cyrillic starting in the 1940s. Many Crimean Tatars abroad still use the Arabic and Latin alphabets, while those living in post-Soviet countries use Cyrillic.

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