Mejlis to hold assembly of Crimean Tatars conference in Kyiv on Nov 12
The Mejlis of Crimean Tatars decided to convene in Kyiv on November 12, 2018 a conference of delegates of the congress (Kurultáj) of the Crimean Tatar people. Tasks of the bodies of national self-government during occupation of Crimea by Russia will be discussed at the conference.
"In accordance with the results of discussions at a meeting of the Special Meeting of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and consultations held with delegates of the Kurultáj of the Crimean Tatar people of the VI convocation, it was decided to convene a conference of delegates of the Kurultáj of the Crimean Tatar people of the VI convocation in Kyiv on November 12, 2018," Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars Refat Chubarov said Facebook.
"The conference will enable delegates of the Kurultáj of the VI convocation of the Crimean Tatar people to discuss and adopt a decision on the following agenda items during the conference: on the situation in Crimea and the tasks of the national self-government bodies under the temporary occupation of Crimea by Russia; on the implementation of the second extraordinary session of the Kurultáj of the Crimean Tatars from the VI convocation (Bakhchysarai, March 29, 2014) "On the realization by the Crimean Tatar people of the right to self-determination in its historical territory - Crimea," the post says.
Coordination of the organizational work on the preparation and holding of the conference of delegates of Kurultáj is entrusted to the Mejlis Deputy Chairman Ilmi Umerov.
On October 24, Verkhovna Rada deputy (Petro Poroshenko bloc) Mustafa Jemilev and Umerov said that the Kurultáj of the Crimean Tatar people elected in occupied Crimea would be illegitimate.
On October 27, the Kurultáj of the Muslims of Crimea spoke in favor of nationalizing the property of the Crimea Fund, founded by Mustafa Jemilev, and its further transfer to the muftiat of the region. The property includes a hostel, a building in the central part of Simferopol, where the main office of the Mejlis used to be located and a room in a medical clinic in the Simferopol region of Crimea.