European Parliament hosts Crimean Tatars

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European Parliament hosts Crimean Tatars


The European Parliament hosted a delegation of Crimean Tatars on February 1, nearly four years after their ancestral homeland was illegally seized by Russia in the wake of Ukraine’s pro-Western EuroMaidan Revolution.
The Crimean Tatars - a Muslim, Turkic-speaking nationality descended from medieval Mongol Hordes - made up roughly 20 percent of Crimea’s population prior to 2014. Deported en masse by Stalin to Central Asia in 1944, they were only allowed to return to Crimea after the collapse of...


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