Tag: De-Turkify Crimea

Moscow’s Efforts to ‘De-Turkify’ Crimea Outrageous and Absurd, Crimean Tatar Editor Says

February 26, 2015

Staunton, February 3 – Calls by Russian politicians to rename Crimea “Tavrida” or “Tavriya” are part of an effort by Moscow to “de-Turkify” the peninsula and thereby separate the Crimean Tatars from the land “on which they arose and evolved,” according to Bekir Mamurov, editor in chief of Kyyrym. Mamutov, who is also a member […]