Bariiev informed about the situation of the Crimean Tatar language

February 24, 2023

On Wednesday, February 22, the Chairman of the Board of the CTRC, a member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Eskender Bariiev took part in a meeting with the expert group of the National Agency for Quality Assurance of Higher Education on accreditation of the educational program Crimean Tatar Philology, English Language and Translation (Master level).

Bariiev recalled that the UN General Assembly proclaimed the period 2022-2032 as the International Decade of Indigenous Languages in order to draw attention to the problem of the loss of such languages. And on January 6, 2023, at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, a decision was made to create a National Commission on the Crimean Tatar language. This commission will be created to implement the Strategy for the Development of the Crimean Tatar Language for 2022-2032.

“In turn, in 2019, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center translated the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into the Crimean Tatar language and posted it on the official UN resource. And in 2021, we translated the European Convention on Human Rights into the Crimean Tatar language. We also plan to translate Ukrainian legislation related to Crimea and Crimean Tatars”,- Bariiev said.

In addition, the website of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center operates in 4 languages, one of which is Crimean Tatar. The CTRC is ready to employ graduates, highly qualified specialists and involve them in such work in the future for the development of the sectoral legal Crimean Tatar language.

“Also, the CTRC has vast experience in conducting educational practice for students of the Tauride National University, and we are also ready to provide a platform for the practice of students of the Kyiv National University”,- he added.

Eskender Bariiev, Head of the Board of the CTRC, noted that there is no institute of the language of indigenous peoples in Ukraine that would deal with the development of the Crimean Tatar language.

“In fact, there is a demand, we are approached by Ukrainians who would like to learn the Crimean Tatar language, but unfortunately there are no courses in the Crimean Tatar language”,- the expert explained.