Turkish State television TRT at the initiative of the government of Turkey documents memories of Crimean Tatars, who eyewitnessed deportation in 1944. The director of cultural and ethnographical center “Tekie dervish” Eldar Veliyev said this to QHA agency.

According to Veliyev, the Turkish government has decided to preserve history through the eyes of witnesses.

“This will be an archive of memories of Crimean Tatars, who witnessed deportation”, says Veliyev.

The filming has already taken place. Forty residents of Evpatoria, who witnessed deportation, shared their memories on camera.

The captured memories may become a basis for a documentary by TRT.