Crimean Tatars

Indigenous People

The following presentation, “Crimean Tatars – the indigenous people of Crimea”, tells the story of the Crimean Tatar people from their origins in the 14th century to the present day, a time when they are standing up tenaciously for their human rights and putting up non-violent resistance to the illegal occupation of their homeland by the Russian Federation.

The presentation was made possible as a part of the Institute of Human Rights led project “Advocacy of Human Rights of Crimean Tatar People Through Public Diplomacy”, which aimed to raise international awareness of the Crimean Tatars as a people indigenous to Crimea and Ukraine.

The presentation is for anyone who wants to learn more about the historical and cultural background of the Crimean peninsula, and wants insight into one of the major international conflicts of our time – the illegal occupation of Crimea.