Policy Brief

Dec 18, 2014

In Crimea, Time for Pressure, not Acceptance

Why we cannot lose sight of the Crimean Tatars

Misguided calls within Germany for tacitly accepting or even officially recognizing Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea are diverting attention from the situation on the ground. Despite Russian promises made to the Crimean Tatar community, authorities are now cracking down on Tatar political and media organizations, under the pretext of the fight against “political extremism.” Crimean Tatars are once again a vulnerable minority – in the only place they call their homeland: the Crimean peninsula.

Bibliographic data

Fix, Liana, and Eleanor Knott. “In Crimea, Time for Pressure, not Acceptance.” December 2014.

DGAPkompakt 16, December 18, 2014, 6 pp.

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