Today, on July, 31 the Turkish city of Eskisehir continues hosting a meeting of the Executive Committee of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars.

The next issues are on the agenda: creation of a commission responsible for youth issues; creation of an international support fund (providing scholarships) for Crimean Tatar students; consideration of the WCCT registration; informing on the activities undertaken in Kherson region.

Yesterday, July 30, the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev was awarded the title of the Honorary Professor of the Anadolu University. Following the meeting of the WCCT Executive Committee the representatives of the Crimean Tatar people laid flowers at the monument to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Eskisehir.

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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