Crimean Tatar Cultural Center 'Birlik' with a mosque opened near Kyiv

21.09.2020, 19:35
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The Crimean Tatar Cultural Center 'Birlik' ('Unity') was opened in the village of Chaiki in the Kyiv-Svyatoshinsky district in the suburbs of the capital.

According to Novynarnya, the opening ceremony of the institution took place on Saturday, September 19.

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There is a mosque, an educational center, a children's and youth center, a library and a sports hall, the journalist of Krym.Realii Elvina Seitalieva.

The opening ceremony was attended by the leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, Chairman of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatars Refat Chubarov, Kurultai delegate Rustem Umerov, Turkish Ambassador to Ukraine Yagmur Guldere, permanent representative of the President of Ukraine to the Crimea Anton Korynevych, Deputy Minister for reintegration Snaver Seithalil, and representatives of the clergy.

As you know, the villages of Chaiki and Petropavlivska Borshchahivka in Kyiv region are home to a large community of Crimean Tatars. Most of them moved after the Russian occupation of Crimea in 2014. The community consists of approximately 200 families who successfully develop local businesses and take an active part in the social life of local communities.

In 2018, the Crimean Tatar community founded the organization "Birlik" and launched the construction of a cultural center through the joint effort.