News Center -TDO- The Crimean Tatar Organizations Platform held a panel "Human Rights in the Occupied Crimea and Crimean Tatars" at the Ankara National Library Yunus Emre Conference Hall on the occasion of the 10 December Human Rights Day.
To the panel; Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine to Crimea Anton Korinevic, Chief Advisor to the President Yalçın Topçu, Ambassador of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar, Deputy of Ukraine, Co-Chair of the Ukraine-Turkey Inter-Parliamentary Relations Group Rüstem Umerov, Deputy of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Eskişehir, Member of the Turkish Group of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Emine Nur Günay and Crimean Tatar President of the National Assembly, President of the World Crimean Tatar Congress Refat Chubarov and guests attended.
Ambassador Vasyl Bodnar, in his opening speech, emphasized that President Zelenskiy and President Erdoğan are in dialogue regarding the human rights violations in Crimea. Ambassador Bodnar said that the Crimean Platform has efforts to address human rights violations in Crimea. Bodnar also stated that the Organization of Turkish States should take initiative in this regard.
In the program moderated by Karabuk University International Relations Department Lecturer Yuliya Biletska, representatives from Ukraine and Turkey at the presidential level participated as speakers. Anton Korinevic (Anton Korynevych), the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine to the Crimea, representing Ukraine, and Yalçın Topçu, the Chief Advisor to the President, representing Turkey. Among the panelists of the program; Ukraine Deputy, Ukraine-Turkey Inter-Parliamentary Relations Group Co-chair Rüstem Umerov, TBMM, Eskişehir Deputy, Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Emine Nur Günay and President of the Crimean Tatar National Assembly, President of the World Crimean Tatar Congress Refat Chubarov.
Starting his speech by conveying the greetings of President Erdogan, Chief Advisor to the President Yalçın Topçu said, “For the sake of today, the human rights violations that continue in the Crimea, East Turkestan, Arakan, Kashmir, the Middle East, the Balkans and Africa, in front of the whole world, I hope it ends.
I wonder when humanity will stand up for human rights in Crimea and East Turkestan. Isn't humanity aware that while these rights are violated, it will disappear as well. I hope that this meeting will be instrumental in the territorial integrity of Ukraine, the peace of the region and the gaining of all kinds of rights of our Crimean Tatar kinsmen.
Turkey is personally voicing all kinds of threats against human rights in all international platforms of which it is a member, through Erdogan's mouth. While doing this, it does not discriminate on religion, language and race. Turkey wants the fulfillment of human rights in accordance with the principle of let the people live and let the state live.
I am calling out to all the oppressed and victims from Ankara, do not be desperate, I am calling out to all people whose human rights have been taken away, especially the Crimean Tatars. You have the state and nation of the Republic of Turkey, God behind you! The UNSC, which was established to protect security and peace among UN member states, cannot provide security and peace, which is its main duty. The UNSC cannot do its job. The necessity of this is to implement the "world is bigger than five" expressed by President Erdogan.”