A journalist of the Crimean Tatar origin Emine Dzheppar has been appointed the First Deputy Minister of Information Policy at a yesterday’s meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, April 20, reported the press service of the Ministry.

- The issues of Crimea and Crimean Tatars should be a priority in the Department’s work. It is important that today the representatives of the Crimean Tatar people appear in the legislative and executive branches of the government, said Minister of Information Policy, Yuriy Stets.

According to the press service, the decision has been agreed upon with the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, as well as the Presidential Commissioner on the Affairs of the Crimean Tatar People, Mustafa Dzhemilev.

- I will continue leading the Crimean issues. European integration and other executive functions will also come within my duties, said Emine Dzheppar.

In October 2015 Emine Dzheppar was appointed Advisor to the Minister of Information Policy in Crimea. Among her key responsibilities was consolidation of public opinion in Crimea and maintenance of the Crimean issues in the information discourse in Ukraine and abroad.

Earlier, Dzheppar occupied the post of the Assistant on the National Minorities in the service of the First Vice Prime Minister for Humanitarian Affairs (volunteer), Attaché to the third Secretary of the Department of Social and Humanitarian Issues of the Department of International Cultural and Humanitarian Cooperation at the Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry, as well as was an anchorwoman and author of a number of programs in the ATR Crimean Tatar TV Channel.

The post of the First Deputy Minister for Information Policy has been vacant for a long time and so far Yuri Stets has two Deputies - Tatyana Popova and Artem Bidenko.

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