Approval of a concept of the development of the Crimean Tatar language is an important step towards restoring the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, says Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved a concept of the development of the Crimean Tatar language on Wednesday, April 7, as reported on the government portal.
The Concept aims to improve the legislative, institutional, financial and informational basis for the development of the Crimean Tatar language.
Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov stressed that the concept is the basis for work for ten years on the development of the Crimean Tatar language, which is currently in a "critical state".
Reznikov stressed the Crimean Tatar language is universal and allows people to understand all Turkic languages.
"The Crimean Tatar language is universal in its structure and allows us to understand all Turkic languages. Crimean Tatar makes it possible to speak to our partners in one language and develop relations with Ankara, Baku and Nur-Sultan, creating economic, cultural and security projects. It is a completely different dynamic of contacts and a different level of mutual trust," Oleksiy Reznikov asserted.
According to the document, the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories, relevant government bodies, the Mejlis, and the National Academy of Sciences must develop by August 2021 a draft Strategy for the Development of the Crimean Tatar Language for 2022-2032.
As reported, all relevant authorities, the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, relevant scientific and educational institutions, non-governmental organizations and experts, including those located in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, took an active part in the development of the Concept.