Nov 21, 2016

Crimean Tatars: Plight of Community Highlighted During Ministerial Visit to Estonia

Plans for raising global awareness for the grave situation Crimean Tatar communities find themselves in after the illegal annexation of the Crimean Peninsula by Russia were addressed by Ukraine’s First Deputy Information Policy Minister, Emine Dzheppar, during an official visit to Estonia’s capital Tallinn. According to Ms Dzheppar, an initiative to put the community’s plight, as well as for their history and culture, back into the spotlight is already underway. The project makes use of a strategy of ‘public diplomacy’ and has been developed in collaboration with the Estonian Institute of Human Rights


The article below is courtesy of Ukr Inform:

The delegation of Ukraine led by First Deputy Information Policy Minister of Ukraine Emine Dzheppar is paying visit to Tallinn, where the delegation discusses the results and further plans for raising global public awareness about the problems of Crimean Tatars.

"We had a meeting at the Foreign Ministry of Estonia with the head of the program for development and cooperation, which financed the project ‘Protection of the rights of the Crimean Tatars by means of public diplomacy mechanisms’, said Dzheppar The strategy of public diplomacy, which was developed within the framework of the project, is already running. This is the first systematic document on protection of the rights of Crimean Tatars. It has been integrated into the work of the Information Policy Ministry of Ukraine," Dzheppar wrote.

The project is aimed at raising awareness of the international community on the current problems of the Crimean Tatars, their history and culture. The project has been drafted and carried out with the support of the Estonian Institute of Human Rights.


Photo courtesy of Ukr Inform