Turkey expresses concern over recent home raids, detentions by Russia in occupied Crimea

Crimean Tatars
Canan Kevser
05 September 2021, 12:53
Canan Kevser
05 September 2021, 12:53

Turkey is following the latest developments with concern, detention of Nariman Dzhelal and four other Crimean Tatars by Russia in occupied Crimea.

This was stated by Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Tanju Bilgiç, regarding the detention of Nariman Dzhelal, First Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People.

“We have received the news that Nariman Celal, First Deputy Chairman of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar People, has been detained and taken to an unknown place following a raid on his house in Crimea this morning (4th September) and that he has not since been heard from,” reads the statement published on Saturday.

Uttering concern on detentions of Crimean Tatars, the Turkish diplomat demanded their return as soon as possible.

“We are following the developments with concern and expect that Nariman Celal and the four other Crimean Tatars detained with him will return to their homes and families as soon as possible,” the statement added.

As reported, FSB (Russian Security Service) officers detained Eldar Odamanov in the morning on September 3, and Aziz Akhmetov, Asan Akhmetov and Shevket Useinov at night on September 4. In the morning on September 4, after searches in the house, Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Nariman Dzhelyal was detained.