Fedor Smirnov. Informal Delegation from Turkey had arrived in the Crimea to study the situation of the Crimean Tatars, said Fins news at the Russian Embassy in Turkey on Tuesday.
first of Ankara in coordination with Moscow, said the decision to send a delegation from Crimea retired politicians, academics, commissioners of public organizations to obtain first hand Data on the situation of the Crimean Tatars to eliminate the cause of anxiety and concern to them.
"The delegation arrived in Crimea via Moscow and began to hold contacts with the leadership of the Republic and representatives of the Crimean Tatar organizations. The delegation will be on the Peninsula until April 30, " said Fins news at the Russian Embassy in Ankara.
in Crimea there are about 260 thousand Crimean Tatars. After joining the Crimea to Russia in March 2014 in practice 100% of Crimean Tatars received passports of citizens of Russia, they are also widely represented in government. According to the Constitution of Crimea, the status of state languages assigned to Russian, Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian languages.