Turkish authorities begin issuing residence permits to Crimean Tatars

The Migration Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkey started in August issuing a long-term residence permit to the Crimean Tatars. The residence permit is unlimited. Back in June, the Turkish authorities assigned the Crimean Tatars the status of compatriots with Turkic roots.

Now the Crimean Tatars are spared from many bureaucratic difficulties. Prior to this, only foreigners who had lived in the country for more than 8 years, as well as refugees, could obtain a residence permit in Turkey. At the same time, a residence permit can be canceled if a person leaves Turkey for a period of more than a year.

Those wishing to obtain a residence permit must make an appointment on the website of the Migration Service and visit the regional office at the appointed time. Earlier, Ankara recognized as compatriots with Turkic roots the Uighurs, ethnic Turks from Bulgaria and Greece, as well as the Meskhetian Turks (Ahiska Turks, Ottoman settlers, Akhaltsikhe Turks, Muslim Georgians, Caucasian Turks, Muslim Meskhetians) - an ethnic group of Turkic-speaking Muslims from region of Meskheti in southwestern Georgia, speaking one of the northeastern Anatolian dialects of the Turkish language. According to statistics, since 2002, 101 Meskhetian Turks (who lived in Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, the United States, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan) and 995 Uighurs have received Turkish citizenship.

The incident also drew jealous attention in Kyiv. Local media reminded that since the summer of 2021, Crimean Tatars have been considered an indigenous people in Ukraine. However, they did not specify why this did not happen 30 years earlier.

It should be noted that in 2015, 1,6 thousand Meskhetian Turks in an organized manner left the vicinity of the city of Slavyansk in the Donetsk region, where they lived for a long time on the territory of the Krestishchensky rural and Raygorod settlement councils, and moved to Turkey for permanent residence.
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  1. Krapilin Offline Krapilin
    Krapilin (Victor) 13 August 2022 18: 15
    In Kyiv, they recalled that since the summer of 2021, Crimean Tatars have been considered an indigenous people in Ukraine.

    How can there be a "people" - primarily "Ukrainian" - that is artificially molded by the Austro-Hungarians, Germans and Bolsheviks from the inhabitants of the former Russian Empire?

    And how sideways are the Crimean Tatars to the “indigenous Ukrainian people”, if for centuries they dragged the inhabitants of the Russian Empire into slavery?
  2. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 13 August 2022 18: 20
    well, let the Tatars-Turks bring down their historical homeland
  3. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 13 August 2022 19: 14
    Today there is a turbulence of peoples, mass migrations. The move of the Crimean Tatars to Turkey is the right decision, because they have always been opponents of both the USSR and today's Russian Federation, and in order to avoid confrontation, especially when hostilities are underway, they left for their blood brothers. Everyone is happy, although this is the best solution of the worst.
    1. Masha Sokolova Offline Masha Sokolova
      Masha Sokolova (Masha Sokolova) 13 August 2022 21: 57
      Our Crimean Tatars forgot to ask you what to do ....
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 14 August 2022 18: 53
        (To Masha S.) They didn’t think why they broke into Turkey like that. The answer is possible in the fact that they actively and massively participated against the LPR and DPR in the ATO, and perhaps with excessive zeal and cruelty (In history, they differed more than once in this). Therefore, without waiting for the analysis, they left and no one interfered (although it was necessary to look at justice) ... In Ukraine, there are terrorist groups of Crimean Tatars that carry out sabotage against Crimea, etc. ... Any questions?
  4. Nord11 Offline Nord11
    Nord11 (Sergei) 13 August 2022 23: 20
    Well, actually, the Crimean Tatars are never Tatars, they have Turkish roots, which Turkey has now recognized.
  5. eskkimo Offline eskkimo
    eskkimo (eskkimo) 14 August 2022 07: 39
    One of the goals of Turkey is to appropriate Crimea... and it will
  6. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 14 August 2022 11: 59
    Let them go. Those who tomorrow may become an enemy are leaving.
  7. ZnahWest Offline ZnahWest
    ZnahWest (Ingvar b) 14 August 2022 12: 17
    There is hope that they will leave Crimea.
  8. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
    Vox Populi (vox populi) 14 August 2022 12: 44
    Turkish authorities begin issuing residence permits to Crimean Tatars

    Unexpected news, this has never happened and here it is again ... winked