The Crimean Tatars

National Self-Assertion in Times of War

Since the annexation of Crimea in 2014, the Crimean Tatars receive increasing attention as an ethnic minority both within and outside Ukraine. Having been deported to Central Asia during World War II on Stalin's orders, many did not return to Crimea until the 1980s. Under the current Russian occupation, they are again being persecuted as an ethnic group. Many have left Crimea, and more than 100 Crimean Tatars have been imprisioned on political grounds by Russian authorities. Following Russia's open attack on Ukraine, their situation is deteriorating further.

The panel discussion will shed light on the political and social situation of the Crimean Tatar population in Crimea and the efforts of the diaspora to ensure the cultural and national survival of the ethnic group. It is not only about the trauma of persecution, but also about achievements of peaceful resistance and the perspectives of different generations on the future.


Alim Aliev, Ukrainian Institute, Kyiv (invited)
Sevgil Musayeva, Ukrayinska Pravda, Kyiv
Sarah Reinke, Society for Threatened Peoples, Berlin

Moderation: Gabriele Freitag, German Association for East European Studies, Berlin

Space is limited and demand is high, so please register via:

The Cafe Kyiv is a project of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung:

27.02.2023, 14:30 Uhr bis 16:00 Uhr

Cafe Kyiv
Karl-Marx-Allee 34
10178 Berlin


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