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Crimean Tatar Majlis appeals to International community for conflict on Balaklavska Street

(29.01.2009 - QHA) The Majlis of Crimean Tatar people calls to leaders and activists of the Crimean Tatar organizations in the world as well to foreign diplomatic missions and missions of international organizations accredited in Ukraine by its official appeal with request to inform leadership of international organizations and their governments about large-scale provocations that are preparing in Crimea and that can caused unpredictable consequences. QHA is informed about that by Mr. Ali Hamzin, chief of Foreign Relations Division of the Majlis, today, on January 29.
“Crimea has been alarmed since January 23, 2009, due to the interdepartmental meeting on holding special military operation being prepared to demolish the settlement of the Crimean Tatars “Yanı Qırım” in Simferopol, on Balaklavs’ka Street. The Heads of Law Enforcement Agencies and Military Garrison, as well as representatives of Council of Ministers of Autonomous Republic of Crimea were involved in the meeting.
Following the order of the Presidium of Mejlis, this has taken place on January 26, 2009, sending you the “Appeal of the Presidium of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People in regard to special military operation being prepared to demolish the settlement of the Crimean Tatars “Yanı Qırım” – the appeal reads.
As Mr. A. Hamzin noted, at the present the appeal is sent to many Crimean Tatar organizations abroad as well as to the embassies of the USA, United Kingdom, Sweden and others, to UN mission in Ukraine and missions of international organizations.

Seydahmet Umer

 
Statement of Majlis on situation on Balaklavska Street

(29.01.2009 - QHA) A situation around ‘the protest glade’ on Balaklavska Street can be solved peacefully. Yesterday, on January 28, in Aqmescit (Simferopil) the 1st Deputy Chairman of the Majlis of Crimean Tatar people Refat Çubarov stated about this during press conference devoted to the special statement of the Majlis to the Ukrainian authorities and international community in connection with operation for demolition of Yanı Qırım micro-district that is preparing now.
As he noted, the disputed land plot of 8 hectares on which settlement Yanı Qırım is developed is close to an available area of 37 hectares that could satisfies the land requirements of business companies. Such approach to settlement of given problem is demonstrated also by the leadership of the Verkhovna Rada and Council of Ministries of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
In connection with that, taking all steps for peaceful settlement of situation on ‘protest glade’ Yanı Qırım, the Presidium of the Majlis of Crimean Tatar people is calling to the superior power bodies in Ukraine with demand to take measures immediately that rule out any violate acts towards civilian people. Also the representative body of the Crimean Tatar people demands to resume urgently the Crimean commissions on land issues’ work that were established to allocate land plots for individual housing for citizens.
“At same time, the Majlis calls to foreign diplomatic missions and missions of international organizations in Ukraine with appeal to inform the leaderships of international organizations and their governments about large-scale provocations that are preparing in Crimea and that can lead to unpredictable consequences” – stated Refat Çubarov.
It should be noted that the Presidium of the Majlis of Crimean Tatar people’s statement was made because of broadened interdepartmental meeting held on January 23 with participation of commanding officers of law machinery, Simferopil military garrison and representatives of the ARC Council of Ministries was held in Aqmescit. Decision for special armed operation to demolish the Yanı Qırım micro-district was built within Aqmescit (Simferopil) boundaries on Balaklavska Street was approved as a result of this meeting.
The Crimean Tatar leader stressed, a formal reason for such decision is repeated and insistent instructions of the Ukrainian Minister of Justice Mykola Onishchuk to fulfill the court decisions at the suits of business firms Olvi-Krym, Amid, Krym that got this area as a result of wrongful decisions of city authorities. In particularly, all details of planned special operation, quantity and characteristics involved units and special hardware of the Interior Ministry, army, Emergency Ministry and others were considered thoroughly during above-mentioned meeting. By Refat Çubarov’s information, instructions to bring the Interior Ministry’s structures in neighbouring regions into a higher state of readiness were sent too. Especial attention was paid to reservation of “sufficient number of beds in the Simferopli’s hospitals for wounded people”.
It should be observed that the Majlis of Crimean Tatar people is receiving numerous appeals of the Crimean Tatars with demands to take urgent measures to prevent a violation against civilian people that is preparing now. Also they demand to inform the President and Premier of Ukraine, international community, mass media about large-scale provocations that preparing in Crimea.
“In this situation, the Presidium of the Majlis of Crimean Tatar people notes an use of force by the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies towards people who settle down in Yanı Qırım, against the background of numerous other unsettled problems, will become as catalyst of active forms of protest of tens of thousands of the Crimean Tatars and people of other ethnicities whose the constitutional rights including the rights to land are violated over a long time” – stated 1st Deputy Chairman.
Reference: Crimean Tatar settlement Yanı Qırım was founded in March of 2006 on a part of territory of formerly military unit that was prepared to transfer to city. But the city administration did not wait the final transmission procedure and it began to the hidden allocation of this territory among business companies ignoring great number of applications of the Crimean Tatars- citizens of Ukraine who are need in lands for individual housing. Such acts of the authority aroused indignation of people and impelled them to seize 8 hectares from 45 ones without official permission. At the present, 80 Crimean Tatar families are settling down. The construction of 9 houses is completion. The construction of building of a mosque is completion too. The Moslems living on given part of Aqmescit (Simferopil) conduct the regular services in this mosque.


Medat Settar

 
-(ECO) TURKEY EARNS ALMOST 22 BLN USD FROM TOURISM

-(ECO) TURKEY EARNS ALMOST 22 BLN USD FROM TOURISM 

ANKARA (A.A) - 29.01.2009 - Turkey earned almost 22 billion USD from tourism in 2008, the Board of Statistics (TUIK) announced on Thursday.

Turkey's tourism revenues were up 18.5 percent in 2008 over 2007, a board statement said.

Turkey earned 21.9 billion USD from tourism in 2008. The tourism revenues were only 18.4 billion USD in 2007. 

Around 30.9 million people visited Turkey in 2008, while the approximate expenditures per person were 708 USD.

Turkey's tourism expenditures were 3.5 billion USD in 2008.

 

 
CEASEFIRE SHATTERED AGAIN

Baku, 29 January (AzerTAc). Subunits of the Armenian Armed Forces, on January 28-29 from their position located in Khojavend region, Kuropatkina village, Talish village of Tartar region, Ashagi Abdulrahmanli village of Fuzuli region subjected to gunfire the opposite positions of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, press service of Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan reported.
The enemy was silenced after retaliation. No casualties reported.

 
CEASEFIRE SHATTERED AGAIN

Baku, 29 January (AzerTAc). Subunits of the Armenian Armed Forces, on January 28-29 from their position located in Khojavend region, Kuropatkina village, Talish village of Tartar region, Ashagi Abdulrahmanli village of Fuzuli region subjected to gunfire the opposite positions of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, press service of Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan reported.
The enemy was silenced after retaliation. No casualties reported.

 
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