May 21, 2013

Crimean Tatars: 69th Anniversary Of Deportation

On occasion of the 69th Anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars, meetings were held all over Europe to tell about the genocide and commemorate the victims.

Below is an article published by QHA:

Meetings dedicated on occasion of the 69th Anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatar nation were held in many European capitals and cities.

Thus, the Belgian website informs the Association of Culture and Mutual Aid of the Crimean Tatars in Europe conducted meetings to commemorate victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars in Brussels, Bucharest, Paris, Berlin, Hague and Warsaw.
Thus, the meeting in Brussels was held near the Ukraine’s embassy. Participants were telling about the genocide against the Crimean Tatars and commemorated victims of the Soviet regime.
As Ahmet Özay, the representative of the Majlis of Crimean Tatar nation in Germany, noted that they would do everything so that the Crimean Tatar young generation living abroad to know how their forefathers were forcibly deported from Crimea on May 18, 1944 and sent by “the railway of the death” wagons for the transportation of cattle.

“We are saying about the annihilated nation, the destruction of the Motherland. Saying about this it should be noted that the state, which annihilated our people, does not exist now. There is the Ukrainian state now. There are forces, which threaten the independence of the Ukrainian state. Ukraine supported the return of the Crimean Tatars to their Motherland. Nevertheless, the oppression, terror and violence still continue. We shall defend the rights of the Crimean Tatar nation”, - Ahmet Özay said.