Mustafa Cemil to stay as chairman of the Crimean Tatar Majlis

Crimean Tatar National convention that gathered in the Crimean capital Aqmescit, decided that Mustafa Cemil Kırımoglu would stay in his position.

Mustafa Cemil to stay as chairman of the Crimean Tatar Majlis

World Bulletin / News Desk


Crimean Tatar National convention that gathered in the Crimean capital Aqmescit (Simferopil), decided that Mustafa Cemil Kırımoglu would stay in his position, Crimean News Agency (QHA) reportes.

The convention members unveiled several reasons on Monday over their rejects the resignation of Mustafa Cemil, Crimean News Agency (QHA) said.

"The acceptance for Mustafa Cemil's resignation as a chairman of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people is considered as impossible by the following reasons:

- Creation and formation of national self-government bodies of the Crimean Tatar people, Qurultay and its elected officials, as well as local national self-government bodies of the Crimean Tatars, owing to the activities of which the uniting of efforts of uncoordinated forces of the Crimean Tatar national movement is succeeded in the most effective way and to maximal concentrate full potential of the Crimean Tatar people to settle the return, amenities and the rights restoration issues, thanks to the high Mustafa Cemil's authority, deservedly recognized by the Crimean Tatars, political public figures of Ukraine and the international community as a national leader of the Crimean Tatar people is feasible;

- Mustafa Cemil leads the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people on the base of the will of authorized representative of the Crimean Tatar people;

- There is openness and transparency of all activities of the Crimean Tatar national self-government bodies, including the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people and its chairman and the maximum level of freedom of speech is provided under Mr. Cemil's leadership".

Moreover, the delegates noted that there is no an article, which can relieve the Chairman of the Majlis by his personal application, at the Crimean Tatar people's Qurultay regulations.

The National Convention is the highest representative organ of Crimean Tatars.

Mustafa Cemil

The Soviet troops rounded up the entire Crimean Tatar population, consisting mostly women, children, and elderly (around 250,000 people) and deported them to Central Asia in 1944. Men were taken directly from the front and sent into exile. Like all Crimean Tatars, the family of Mustafa Cemil lived under tight police surveillance until l955, when some restrictions like the curfew were relaxed.

In l96l, Mustafa Abdu'l-Cemil led the only sustained mass movement in the history of the Soviet Union, the Crimean Tatars' fight for their most basic civil right to return to their homeland from which they were forcibly deported.

In 1989, he moved with his family to Bahcesaray in Crimea, leading a movement that resulted in the return of 250,000 Crimean Tatars to their homeland. In l99l, and again l996, he was elected as the chairman of the Crimean Tatar National convention.

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