The conference of the Qurultay of the Crimean Tatar people demonstrated that the Crimean Tatars would not allow the occupying power in the Crimea to create alternative representative bodies, despite numerous attempts to imitate various meetings and forums, the expert of the Institute of Democracy named after Pylyp Orlyk Natalya Belitser said in the air of QHA-radio "Hayat".
According to her, the Crimean Tatar people can be proud of democratically elected bodies that have nothing to do with a public organization.
“They can be compared with the Sami Parliament - the elected representative body of the indigenous people of the three northern European countries. And the fact that the Crimean Tatars have developed a procedure for the election of such bodies, means that they have someone to entrust speaking on behalf of the whole people.”
Reference: Qurultay of the Crimean Tatar people is the highest representative authority of the Crimean Tatar people, which makes decisions regarding the socio-political, economic, cultural and religious life of the people. The term of office of the Qurultay is 5 years.
On November 12, a conference of delegates of the Qurultay of the Crimean Tatar people was held in Kyiv.
During the conference, the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis, Akhtem Chiygoz, proposed to exclude six members from the representative body of the Crimean Tatars, who agreed to cooperate with the occupation authorities in Crimea.
The participants of the Conference supported a statement on the extension of the powers of the Qurultay, the Mejlis and other national authorities. Their powers are to be extended until new elections to the Qurultay are held in Crimea and new members are elected.
20 delegates of Qurultay (including six members of the Mejlis) who supported the actions of the occupation authorities of Crimea, were designated as those who violated the principles underlying the activities of Qurultay, failed to comply with the decisions of Qurultay and Mejlis and violated Ukrainian legislation.
The Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov, noted that the main outcome of the Conference was that a mechanism was proposed to allow delegates to continue their activities under occupation until conditions were created for their abdication.