The Second World Congress of Crimean Tatars (Butun Dunya Qirim Kongresi—BDQK) took place in Ankara, Turkey, from July 31 to August 2. Among the 600 participants, 410 were registered delegates representing 184 Crimean Tatar organizations from twelve different countries: Ukraine, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Romania, Poland, France, Russia, Canada and the United States (Krymr.com, August 31).
Since the majority of the Crimean Tatar leadership loyal to Kyiv, including Mustafa Cemilev and Refat Chubarov, have been declared persona non grata in Crimea and barred from entering the peninsula (Lpravda.com, July 8, 2014), they arrived in Ankara from Kyiv. Also, some …read more
Source: The Jamestown Foundation