The government established the National Commission on the Crimean Tatar Language

Today, at a meeting of the Government, a decision was made on the formation of the National Commission on the Crimean Tatar Language. It will act under the co-chairmanship of the Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, Iryna Vereshchuk.

The commission was created to implement the Crimean Tatar language development strategy for 2022-2032.

This consultative and advisory body will function in the composition of representatives of the involved state bodies, the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and linguists from scientific and educational institutions.

The main task of the National Commission is to preserve the Crimean Tatar language, which UNESCO classifies as one of the languages ​​in need of protection. And also – promotion of coordination of actions of central and local bodies of executive power on issues of institutional, organizational, and information support for the functioning of the Crimean Tatar language.

“Crimean Tatar is the language of one of the indigenous peoples of Ukraine, which is currently experiencing oppression and repression in the temporarily occupied Crimea. The Ukrainian authorities are doing everything to protect the rights of the Crimean Tatars and their national identity. The commission created today is designed to promote the preservation of the Crimean Tatar people’s national culture, traditions, customs, and historical memory. Together with scientists, we should popularize this language among young people, and raise its prestige. We have to preserve our common national memory,” emphasized the head of the Ministry of Reintegration, Iryna Vereshchuk.

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