A statement from the Turkish World NGOs Platform, Crimea and Crimean Turks in the Shadow of the Russia-Ukraine War
Turkish World NGOs Platform (TDSP) published a statement titled “Crimea and Crimean Turks in the Shadow of the Russia-Ukraine War”. Academicians, NGO managers and 219 volunteers from the Turkic world supported the declaration by signing.
Turkish World NGOs Platform (TDSP) published a Crimean statement titled “Crimea and Crimean Turks in the Shadow of the Russia-Ukraine War” on April 4, 2022. Many academics, NGO executives and volunteers of the Turkic world signed the declaration. Until 13 April 2022, 219 people signed the declaration.
“CRIMEA NEEDS THE GUARANTEE OF THE TURKISH STATES ORGANIZATION UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF TURKEY”
Crimea and Crimean Turks should be the most important agenda of the Turkish States Organization, especially the Republic of Turkey; In the statement, which stated that Crimea needs the guarantorship of the Organization of Turkish States under the leadership of the Republic of Turkey, stopping the international games to be played on Crimea, taking steps in every field to prevent the Crimean Turks from experiencing new suffering in the future, Turkey's duty and responsibility on behalf of the Crimean Turks in the Russia-Ukraine war. requested to comply.
The full text of the notice is as follows:
Crimea and Crimean Turks in the Shadow of the Russia-Ukraine War
Crimea, which is the ancient Turkish homeland and was occupied in 1783, got its share from the genocide and assimilation practices applied by the Soviet Union to all Turks. In 1944, 200,000 Crimean Turks were subjected to genocide with the ethnic cleansing movement and the majority of them were exiled. Crimea; The present representative of the Soviet Union is the ancient Turkish homeland that suffered under various pressures from Russia and is an inseparable part of our heartland.
Crimea, which was annexed to Ukraine in 1954, gained the status of an "Autonomous Republic" with the referendum held in 1991. In 2014, Russia invaded Crimea unjustly and unlawfully, violating all international agreements. After this invasion, Russia re-implemented its policies of oppression, persecution and assimilation on the Crimean Turks. This unfair occupation that started in 2014 should be stopped immediately, Russia should withdraw to its borders, and a new genocide of Crimean Turks should not be allowed.
Due to the current conjuncture, it is extremely important to discuss the status of the Crimean and Crimean Turks in the Russia-Ukraine war. Turkey and the Turkic Republics should take the initiative on the status of Crimea. Turkey and the Turkic Republics should accept being a guarantor state for Crimea as a historical duty.
While the war between Russia and Ukraine continues, Turkey's effectiveness and reliable country position are followed by us with pride and joy. It is felt by us that the Crimean Turks and the Crimea were forgotten while the war was going on, and that the work done was not enough. Forgetting the Crimean and Crimean Turks while the Russian-Ukrainian war was going on gives the impression that our sufferings, memories and struggles of the Crimean Turks are not valued during and after the war since 1944.
As stated above, Crimea is clearly an ancient Turkish homeland and will continue to exist. Neither Russia nor Ukraine should forget that Crimea is an ancient Turkish homeland. Turkey; There should be a guarantor state so that the Crimean Turks do not experience new pains in the issue of Crimea, which is the ancient Turkish homeland. The eyes of the Crimean Turks, who live in Crimea and spread all over the world, are on the steps that Turkey will take. Turkey, which has proven to be a valuable country in the world, has a debt of gratitude to the Crimean Turks and Crimea, who are the own children of our nation.
In summary; As Crimean Turks and Turkish World volunteers, our opinion should be the most important agenda of the Turkish States Organization, especially the Crimean and Crimean Turks, the Republic of Turkey, without being overshadowed by the Russia-Ukraine War. Crimea needs the guarantorship of the Organization of Turkish States under the leadership of the Republic of Turkey. Steps should be taken in all areas to stop the international games to be played on Crimea and to prevent the Crimean Turks from experiencing new suffering in the future. Turkey; In the Russia-Ukraine war, on behalf of the Crimean Turks, he should fulfill the duties and responsibilities of history.
The ancient Turkish homeland of the Crimea and the Crimean Turks are not unclaimed!
219 PEOPLE SUPPORTED THE STATEMENT BY SIGNED
In support of the Crimean declaration, 219 people have signed so far.
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