(QHA) -

Crimean Tatar Association for Culture and Mutual Assistance of Turkey (Dernek) has condemned Ismet Yuksel’s ban on entry Crimea for 5 years.

 “Ismet Yuksel has served for TIKA (Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency) for years and founded the Crimean News Agency that delivering latest news and developments in Crimea to the world.

This ban against him is intervention against the freedom of media and broadcasting of the voice of Crimean Tatars to the world”- reads the statement.

The Dernek also called on international NGOs to assist in resolving the issue.

“We, the Crimean Tatar diaspora in Turkey strongly condemn the attitude and behavior of Russian Federation and call on all the governmental and non-governmental organizations to take active role in resolving the issue”- summed up I the statement.

QHA