The illegal annexation of the Crimea and options for helping the Crimean Tatar community were among the discussed issues
The meeting was attended by the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev, the Head of the Mejlis Refat Chubarov, the Deputy Head of the Mejlis Ilmi Umerov, members of the Mejlis Eskender Bariev and Riza Shevkiev and the First Deputy Minister o
Mustafa Dzhemilev and Refat Chubarov told about the situation in the occupied Crimea, about illegal arrests, as well as numerous searches, bullying and torture by the occupation authorities in the Crimea.
Turkish parliamentarians confirmed the unchanged position on the non-recognition of the annexation of the Crimea and stated that the Crimean Tatar people can count on the full support of Turkish friends.
The Deputy Head of the Mejlis Ilmi Umerov was released last year from political imprisonment in the occupied Crimea thanks to the assistance of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Refat Chubarov presented to Volkan Bozkır with a book of poems by a famous classic of Persian poetry, philosopher- Celaleddin Rumi, who refers to the common cultural heritage of the Turks and Crimean Tatars.
Chairman of the Committee of International Relations of the Turkish Parliament Volkan Bozkır expressed the hope that the persecution of the Crimean Tatars will cease and they will live freely at home, in the Crimea.
Ilmi Umerov said that the possibility of investing in the construction of the Cathedral Mosque in Kyiv was discussed with the Turkish partners.