With the assistance of the local branch of the Association of Culture and Mutual Aid of the Crimean Tatars of Turkey, noted the national Crimean Tatar feast of Tepreç was celebrated in the Turkish city of Eskisehir.
Association of Culture reported that the 32nd feast Tepreç took place in the local park Kocakır.
The festive event was attended by the mayor Yılmaz Büyükerşen, members of the Turkish Parliament, the Head of the Odunpazarı city district Kazım Kurt, the Head of the Association of Culture and Mutual Aid of the Crimean Tatars in the city of Eskisehir Evren Olcay, the Chairman of the Crimean Development Fund Ümit Şilit, as well as the residents of the city.
The guests of the event entertained by the musicians from Crimea, the dance group of the Crimean Tatar diaspora. In the framework of the holiday, the competition in national wrestling Kures was held.
Turkish MP Utku Çakırözer expressed gratitude to the Crimean Tatar community for organizing a festive event.
“We are very pleased to share our common culture with the Crimean Tatar people. We are joyfully celebrating the feast of Tepreç in this way for 32 years in a row in our country. Let our unity, our brotherhood become an example for all of Turkey and the world. Let this unity spread to other countries of the world. I wish liberty to our Crimean brothers who are a thousand kilometers from here, let their struggle bring them victory. I would like everyone to know that our party [the Opposition Republican People's Party - Ed.] will support all positive decisions of the government regarding the Crimean Tatar people.”
Head of the Association for the Culture and Mutual Aid of the Crimean Tatars Eskisehir Evren Olcay stated:
“We are always with the Crimean Tatars living in the Crimea. And we will give them all support. I convey our greetings to them, and let them always remember that they will never remain alone in their struggle.”
Reference: Tepreç is a national holiday of the Crimean Tatars, following Hıdırlez. Various games are organized on this day (like wrestling Kures and children's competitions). People prepare meals ion their houses and invite relatives.
Earlier, on July 7 in the Turkish city of Kırıkkale celebrations were held as well on the occasion of the feast of Tepreç.