30th anniversary of 2nd Crimean Tatar Qurultay: Ukraine Parliament opens photo exhibition

Crimean Tatars
Canan Kevser
30 June 2021, 15:44
Canan Kevser
30 June 2021, 15:44

A photo exhibition titled "Reviving to live in the homeland" was established in the Parliament of Ukraine (Verkhovna Rada) on the occasion of the opening session of the Second Qurultay of the Crimean Tatar People.

The second Qurultay, a national congress and the supreme representative plenipotentiary body of the Crimean Tatar people, resumed its sessions after a forced interruption of 73 years because of Soviet occupation of Ukraine and Crimea. The Qurultay’s return, 26 June 1991, coincided with Ukraine’s independence in 1991.

The exhibition revealed the photos taken during the First Qurultay, which assembled in 1917, and the works of the Second Qurultay, united in Crimea after 73 years of obligatory interval. The pictures also reflected the struggle of the Crimean Tatars, who returned from exile to Crimea in the late 80s.

Refat Chubarov, Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, opened the exhibition, which is set to continue until July 3. The leader of Crimean Tatars and Member of Ukrainian Parliament Mustafa Dzhemilev, Vice Presidents of the Mejlis Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz, members of the Mejlis Gayana Yuksel and Rıza Shevkiyev have also attended the opening of the exhibition.

After the exhibition in Parliament, the photos will be demonstrated in the other cities of Ukraine.