Press Release Regarding The Raids Perpetrated Against The Mejlis Of The Crimean Tatar People (mctp) And Houses Of Members Of The Mejlis , 17.09.2014
No: 296, 17 September 2014
We condemn the raids, in which
armed officials were reportedly involved, against the Mejlis of the Crimean
Tatar People (MCTP) building, the legitimate representative body of the Crimean
Tatar community living in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (ARC) the
indigenous people of the peninsula, as well as the houses of some members of
the MCTP on 16 September 2014.
Such actions aimed at
intimidating the Crimean Tatar people, who stand up for their democratic rights
through peaceful means, by exerting pressure on the MCTP are unacceptable. We
are confident that the international community will not remain silent against
such attempts aiming to add new chapters to the painful history of the Crimean
Turkey will continue to closely follow
the developments in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and especially all the
measures and implementations targeting the Crimean Tatar people in particular.