Crimean Tatars reject referendum, affirm right to self-determination within Ukraine
On the eve of the referendum on the status of the Crimea declared unconstitutional by Ukraine’s Constitutional Court, the Crimean Tatars have reiterated their boycott of it and condemned Russian military aggression and plans to annex the Crimea
Crimean Tatar Mejlis initiates protest march to Kyiv
"Crimean Tatar protests in the context of what is presently taking place will have a multiplying effect, with EuroMaidan in Kyiv strengthening the demands of the Crimean Tatars and vice versa" - Ihor Semyvolos
Sole Crimean Tatar TV channel could lose its frequency
The first and only Crimean Tatar TV channel ATR could end up without a broadcasting frequency and Crimean Tatars are convinced that politics is involved.
The Crimean Tatar Issue: A Government in Dangerous Denial
On extraordinary behaviour by Ukraine’s Foreign Minister and the Head of the Crimea demonstrating disregard for vital issues regarding the Crimean Tatar people, as well as for basic diplomatic etiquette
Štefan Füle: Rights of Crimean Tatars
I would therefore encourage all participants ... to make efforts to ensure that an open and inclusive political process is in place. This means acknowledging both the importance of pluralism in the Crimean Tatar people, and the legitimacy and key role of such organisations as the Mezhlis of Crimean Tatars.
Crimean Tatars demand recognition as indigenous people
Ukraine’s Constitution mentions indigenous peoples several times, but there is no legal definition for the term nor is it stated which peoples can be considered indigenous
Ongoing Smear Tactics against Crimean Tatars
Yet another book has been published in the Crimea dredging up a long refuted lie about the Crimean Tatars.
A Syllabus Divided
On moves heightening division within the country, demonstrated even in controversial changes to the history syllabus and a book, published with local authority funding, which repeats Soviet lies about the Crimean Tatars. .
Important report highlights serious concerns in the Crimea
The Conclusions posted below to a report commissioned by the High Commissioner on National Minorities demonstrate the urgency of the issues presently facing the Crimea.
Book defaming Crimean Tatars published with local authority funding
A book has just been published in the Crimea, partly with funding from the Kirov District budget, which dredges up the old lie, officially refuted even in Soviet times, bout alleged collaboration by the Crimean Tatars with the Nazis and effectively justifies the 1944 Deportation
Crimean Tatar paper “Kiyrym” again under threat
Due to chronic underfunding from the State budget, the newspaper which is under the protection of the European Charter of Minority Languages, is in danger of closure.
Russian Consul resigns following scandalous defamation of Crimean Tatars
Vladimir Andreev, Russian Federation Consul General in Simferopol, has apparently resigned following widespread anger over thoroughly offensive and defamatory statements about the Crimean Tatars, and acknowledgement from the Russian Foreign Ministry that the comments were inappropriate
Outrage over Russian Consul’s slander of Crimean Tatars
It is not only Crimean Tatars who have been angered by the extraordinary comments from Vladimir Andreev, Russian Federation Consul General in Simferopol
Remembrance and Vigil
On the 69th anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars from their homeland, we join Crimean Tatars in remembering the Victims of a terrible crime. This year, however, the cynical actions of the authorities make vigilance and attention from beyond the Crimea vital.
We will not forget
On the 69th anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars from their homeland, we remember all those who died during the years of exile. They were victims of hunger, disease, cruel separation from families and unjust governmental policies
As tension mounts in the Crimea
With only days remaining, and tension high, the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People is urging members and observers of all diplomatic missions in Ukraine to come to Simferopol on 18 May, the 69th anniversary of the Deportation
Proposed revelry on anniversary of the Deportation inappropriate
The Mejlis is angered over the decision of the Crimean Parliament to to boycott the traditional celebration of Khydyrlez and organize their own festivities falling right on the days marking the 69th anniversary of the signing by Stalin of the decree ordering the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars
Provocation over Crimean Tatar Deportation anniversary
Present actions by the Simferopol and Crimean authorities appear aimed at using traditional remembrance events marking the Deportation on 17 - 18 May to provoke discord and disturbances
Dangerous manoeuvres in the Crimea
Highly worrying moves afoot in the Crimea suggest that concern back in November 2011 over the President’s quite staggering promotion of Anatoly Mohylyov to the post of Prime Minister of the Crimea was extremely well-founded