Press Release Regarding The Arrest Of Mr. Çiygöz, Deputy Chairman Of The Crimean Tatar National Assembly , 30.01.2015
No: 41, 30
first the detention and the subsequent arrest of Mr. Ahtem Çiygöz, Deputy
Chairman of the Crimean Tatar National Assembly, by the authorities, who have
effective control of Crimea, on 29 January 2015. We consider this act as a new manifestation
of practices of suppression and intimidation targeting the Crimean Tatar
National Assembly, legitimate representative body of the Crimean Tatars. We
underline that such illegitimate acts will not serve to the interest of anyone. We expect explicitly that the democratic and
human rights of our Crimean Tatar kinsmen will be respected and that Mr. Çiygöz
will be released as soon as possible.
As we have
emphasized on several occasions previously, Turkey will continue to defend on
every platform the rights of our Crimean Tatar kinsmen, who always expressed
their opinions through democratic means and closely watch their situations.