Members of TURKSID International Business People Association say that they are hopeful about the future of Crimean Tatars and liberated Crimea.
Chairman of the Board TURKSID (Turkey-Ukraine-Romania-Crimea Industry and Business Association) Ertan Baştuhan made a statement commemorating the 77th anniversary of the Deportation of Crimean Tatar people.
"On May 18 1944, we have not forgotten and will not forget the pain of more than 400 thousand of our kinsmen who were exiled from Crimea and tens of thousands of people who lost their lives," reads the statement available to QHA.
TURKSID International Business People Association affirmed that it would continue to "stand by the Crimean Tatars at all times."
"Today, on the occasion of May 18, we commemorate our martyrs who lost their lives in exile. Let their souls be happy, their places be heaven," Baştuhan said.
The Turkish businessperson also expressed his faith in the brighter future of Crimean Tatars who suffered a lot throughout history, and their homeland Crimea.
"With our absolute belief that the fate of Crimea will change in the near future, we look with hope at the future of the Crimean Tatars and the free Crimea," he said.