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MIP Launches Communication Campaign about Kurultai, Crimean Tatar National Parliament

On November 30th, First Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine Emine Dzhaparova said at a press conference at the Ukrinform news agency that the Ministry of Information Policy was launching the communication campaign ‘100 Years of the First Kurultai – the National Assembly of the Crimean Tatar People.’ Its aim was to inform the population of what Kurultai is and what historic importance for the Crimean Tatar national movement it had.

“The campaign is very simple. Its aim is to inform that Kurultai is a national assembly, a parliament, as the word ‘Kurultai’ is not known to every Ukrainian, and this is more of an educational aim. Also, the campaign includes a video clip which we prepared in English as well, and will hand over to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in order to promote this campaign abroad.”

Dzhaparova noted that the campaign included thematic boards and citylights, which could already be seen in Kyiv, and the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting had given the video clip on Kurultai the public social ad status, so it would be sent to Ukrainian TV channels for demonstration.

Also, within the framework of the campaign, a brochure has been designed by the Ministry together with Gulnara Bekirova, a Crimean historian and member of PEN International. The booklet briefly informs about the key tasks of Kurultai, how it was created, its aim and consequences for the Crimean Tatars.

In his turn, Refat Chubarov, the people’s deputy of Ukraine and the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, announced that the Vekhovna Rada of Ukraine will hold a solemn session on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the First Crimean Tatar Kurultai om December 6th at 3:00 p.m.

Chubarov said that the event would be attended by politicians, diplomats, MPs of this and former sessions. Also, a large group of fellow citizens from Crimea as well as muftis from Poland, Lithuania and Romania.

Please be reminded that Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar people is the national assembly, the highest representative body of the Crimean Tatar people. In December 1917, Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar people adopted the national blue flag, the national coat-of-arms in the form of golden tamga of Crimean khans, and the national anthem.

The press conference was attended by Refat Chubarov, people’s deputy of Ukraine, Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people; Emine Dzhaparova, First Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine; Gulnara Bekirova, Crimean historian, member of PEN International; Gayana Yuksel, member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, editor of the publication Qirim Haber Ajansi; Natella Shavadze, PR manager of Crimean House.

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