KYIV (QHA) -

The Executive Committee of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars has announced an information campaign in support of the Crimean Tatars. It was initiated by Mukremin Sahin, a member of the WCCT Executive Committee and board member of the Association of Culture and Mutual Aid for the Crimean Tatars in Turkey.

He said that the collection of signatures will begin in February and will end May 18, 2017, the Crimean Tatar Remembrance Day of Deportation. According to Sahin, the aim of the campaign is to collect one million signatures.

Veteran of the Crimean Tatars national movement Ayshe Seytumerova, and General Director of QHA news agency Gayana Yuksel suggested calling the campaign “Save Crimean Tatars” as the slogan covers the entire Crimean Tatar people.

Chairman of the WCCT Executive Committee Refat Chubarov has supported this initiative.

“We should unite the people, we must protect everyone, because everyone is at risk,” Chubarov said.

It should be noted that the campaign in support of the missing Ervin Ibragimov ‘Ervin Qayda?’ is underway.

It was reported earlier that the 6th meeting of the Executive Committee of the World Congress of the Crimean Tatars held on November 4-5 has started its work in Kyiv. The leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Jemilev will join the meeting tomorrow, November 5.

Reference. The World Congress of the Crimean Tatars is the body, bringing together the Crimean Tatars living in their historic homeland, in Crimea, and 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 attended by 420 delegates from 13 countries was held in Simferopol/Aqmescite on May 9, 2009. Refat Chubarov was then elected Chairman of the meeting. 

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

Three meetings of the Executive Committee were held in Romania and Ukraine (in Kyiv and in the village of Chongar, Kherson region), the fourth session was held in Vilnius (Lithuania) on April 11-13, 2016, and the fifth meeting of the WCCT Executive Committee took place in the Turkish city of Eskisehir on July 29 - 31, 2016.

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