World Bulletin / News Desk
Ismet Yuksel, the general coordinator of Qirim News Agency, has been banned from entering Crimea for five years after being turned back on August 9th when he tried to enter Crimea from mainland Ukraine.
The new Russian authorities gave Yuksek no reason when he was turned away along with his family as they were returning from Turkey.
Yuksel thus became the third prominent Crimean Tatar to be barred since the annexation of Crimea by Russia, along with Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Jemilev and head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis (Parliament) Refat Chubarov.
Commenting the ban for Ismet Yuksel, Chubarov wrote on his Facebook page: “Ismet Yuksel is one of the most active public figure, working on many projects to revive Crimean Tatar language and culture, in assistance with the Crimean Tatar diaspora in Turkey.”
Yuksel, who also serves as an advisor to the Mejlis on relations with Turkey, has been living in Crimea for 20 years.Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Ağustos 2014, 14:18