Crimean Tatars

Ukraine News Today June 26, 2017: Crimean Tatars marking National Flag Day; ‘Normandy format’ leaders to meet soon; Trial of ex-president Yanukovych adjourned until June 29

Crimean Tatars marking National Flag Day Today, on June 26, the Crimean Tatars are marking the National Flag Day. The celebration date was chosen as the first day of the second Kurultai (convention) of the Crimean Tatar people, which was held in Simferopol on

Ukraine News Today May 18, 2017: Ukraine commemorates Crimean Tatars deportation; Escalation in Donbas: 5 Ukrainian soldiers wounded amid 52 enemy attacks; Ukrainian parliament repeals so-called “Savchenko Law”

Ukraine commemorates victims of deportation Crimean Tatars Today, Ukraine commemorates the victims of deportation of the Crimean Tatar people. May 18, 1944, the State Defense Committee of the USSR ruled to start the deportation of Crimean Tatars from Crimea to Uzbekistan and neighboring

Crimean Tatars Mejlis member missing

On the night of May 25, Crimean Tatar Ervin Ibragimov has been reported miising in the town Bakhchisarai, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Krym.Realii. Erwin Ibragimov is a former deputy of the city council, a member of the executive committee of the

72nd anniversary of Crimean Tatars deportation: UN calls on Russia to respect minority rights

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Rupert Colville said the persecution of Tatars has grown during two years of Russian annexation of the peninsula, marked by the intimidation, harassment, and jailing of Tatar officials, RFERL reports. "Since April 2014, Crimean Tatars have

Ukraine’s Jamala wins Eurovision 2016

Ukrainian singer Jamala has won Eurovision 2016 song contest on Saturday night at the Stockholm's Globe Arena. Her song 1944 about mass deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Regime scored 534 points, Joinfo.ua reports. Congratulations to Jamala! Australian

Russian police detained 25 Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea

Police officers controlled by the occupation authorities have detained 25 Crimean Tatars in the city of Yevpatoria on the western coast of the occupied peninsula, according to Osman Pashaev’s posting on Facebook, UNIAN reports. "At about 13:00, 25 people were detained in

Commissioner on rights of Crimean Tatars calls for more sanctions if Russia bans Mejlis

"Tomorrow a trial to ban Mejlis will continue, and if it's declared extremist or terrorist organization, then this fact should be in the focus of international organizations. If this happens, then it is a sufficient basis to

Protecting rights of Crimean Tatars is among priorities of negotiations between Presidents of Ukraine and Turkey

Today Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with Speaker of the Turkey’s Grand National Assembly İsmail Kahraman, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the press service of the Presidential Administration. President Poroshenko expressed interest of Ukraine in enhancing interparliamentary interaction with Turkey

Russia launched new wave of repressions against Crimean Tatars

Early morning on Thursday February 11, Russian special police forces stormed homes in the towns of Bakhchisaray district of Crimea and in the towns of Alushta and Yalta and carried mass searches in eleven households of Crimean Tatar  families. 12 people were

Russian Cossacks raided the houses of Crimean Tatars

December 28, in the village Dolinka, Krasnoperekopsky district of Crimea, about twenty five Cossacks, lead by the Ataman Yakovlev and his deputy Rohman, raided homes of Crimean Tatars, as told the chairman of the local office of the Mejlis Saniye Ametova, Joinfo.ua