International Committee for Crimea


News Archives


Between 2005 and 2011, the ICC tried to monitor the news media relating to Crimea and Crimean Tatars. The ICC members thought that what was happening in Crimea then was not being adequately reflected in the news media, at least in English. Compiling the News Digest Series was a joint project, involving a number of members in Crimea, Turkey and the US. It was an experimental project that lasted for almost two years. Selected News section provides links to reports and commentaries, which we believed worth noting. Please note that some of the links are no longer working, indicating the fleeing nature of news posted to Web sites. -- Ed.

News Digest Series

Selected News Coverage


  • "Crimean Tatars Clash with Police over Land" by Pavel Korduban. Eurasian Daily Monitor, 14 November 2007.
  • "A Bittersweet Homecoming for Crimea's Tatars" by Volodymyr Prytula. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 5 September 2007.
  • "63rd Anniversary of Crimean Deportation." Petro Grigorenko Foundation, 18 May 2007.
  • "Crimea: Conflict-Prevention through Institution-Making" by Gwendolyn Sasse. Development & Transition, No. 6, April 2007.
  • "Crimea: From Conflict Prevention to Development" by Sascha Graumann. Development & Transition, No. 6, April 2007.
  • "Tension rises between Crimean Tatars and Neo-Nazis." UCSJ, 30 April 2007.
  • "Tatars push to regain their historic lands in Crimea: Six decades after the Soviet deportation of their entire ethnic group to Central Asia, returning ethnic Tatars are pushing to regain their historic lands." Today's Zaman, 28 March 2007.
  • "A lesson in stifling violent extremism: Crimea's Tatars have created a promising model to lessen ethnoreligious conflict" by Waleed Ziad and Laryssa Chomiak. Christian Science Monitor, 20 February 2007.
  • "The Imperial knot of Crimea" by Ostap Kryvdyk. (Trans. Anna Platonenko.) Ukrayinska Pravda, 5 February 2007.


  • "Laying Claim to Asia" by Dmitry Shlapentokh Transitions Online, 22 December 2008.
  • "U.S. May Open Diplomatic Post in Crimea: State Dept." by Susan Cornwell. Reuters, 19 December 2008.
  • "Russian Intelligence Seeks to Destabilize Crimea" by By Taras Kuzio. Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vol. 5, Number 188, 1 October 2008.
  • "Fears That Crimea Could Be Next Flashpoint for Conflict With Russia" by Askold Krushelnycky. RFE/RE, 24 August 2008.
  • "Ukrainians Discuss How Best to Counter Russian Threat to Crimea" by Paul Goble. Window on Eurasia, 21 August 2008.
  • "Russia's Imperial Comeback Not Desirable for Turkey" by Hakan Kirimli. Today's Zaman (Istanbul), 18 August 2008.
  • "Crimean Tatars Mark 30th Anniversary of Hero's Self-Immolation" by Irena Chalupa. RFE/RL, 28 June 2008. (On the sacrifice of Musa Mamut by burning himself to death.)
  • "The Continuing Shadows of 1944's 'Black Day' in Crimea" by Paul Goble. Window on Eurasia, 18 May 2008.
  • "Yakup Satar: The last Turkish veteran of the First World War who also fought for the independence of Turkey " Times Online, 3 April 2008. (Yakup Satar was of Crimean Tatar descent.)
  • "Anti-Minority Violence in Ukraine Continues on Record Pace " UCSJ, 25 March 2008


  • "Islamic Terrorist Threat in the Crimea" by Taras Kuzio. Eurasia Daily Monitor, 4 December 2009.
  • "Ukraine fears for its future as Moscow muscles in on Crimea" by Luke Harding. The Observer, 9 October 2009.
  • "Crimea: Talking Past Each Other" by Kseniya Pasechnik. Transitions Online, 29 September 2009.
  • "Ukraine's Options To Counter Russia Are Limited" by Paul Goble. RFE/RL 23 September 2009.
  • "Who are Muslim Crimean Tatars?" by Andrew Wilson. Islam Online 2 September 2009.
  • "In Volatile Crimea, Tatars Bang The Drum For Land Return" by Claire Bigg. RFE/RL 9 August 2009.
  • "Crimea: Mythical Threats and Actual Problems" by M. Kasanenko. Day Weekly Digest (Kyiv), 14 July 2009.
  • "Ukrainian Intelligence Promotes Lustration in Ukraine" by Taras Kuzio. Eurasia Daily Monitor, 5 June 2009.
  • "Mustafa Jemilev Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize" by M. Kasanenko. Day Weekly Digest (Kyiv), 2 June 2009.
  • "Turkish Ministers Back Return of Deported Crimeans." World Bulletin, 28 May 2009.
  • "Tatars Seeking Crimean Land" by James Marson. Kyiv Post, 28 May 2009.
  • "The resolution of the All-Crimean Mourning Meeting, 18 May 2009." UNPO, 26 May 2009.
  • "Exiled by Stalin, Ukraine’s Tatars Still Struggling to Recover" by James Marson. Christian Science Monitor, 19 May 2009.
  • "Ukraine to Investigate Crimean Tatar Deportation" by Peter Fednysky. VOA News, 18 May 2009.
  • "OSCE High Commissioner Brings Police and Minorities Together in Crimea." Dzeno Association (Prague), 2 April 2009.
  • "Crimea Scene Investigation" by Joshua Kucera. Slate, 23-27 February 2009.
    A series of 5 articles. The 3rd in the series, "Crimean Tatars Are the Wild card of the Region," is of particular interest.
  • "Crimean Police Apologize to Crimean Tatar Mustafa Khairov, Injured by Police in Attack on his House." Kyiv Post, 24 February 2009.
  • "Crimean Tatars: Police and Minorities Brought Together." UNPO, 19 February 2009.
  • "Crimean Voices of Hatred" by Halya Coynash. UNIAN News Agency, 6 February 2009.
  • "Crimean Tatars Ask Council Of Europe To Settle Dispute." RFE/RL, 2 February 2009.


  • "Just tolerant enough " by Inna Lykhovyd. Den. Day Weekly Digest, 25 November 2010.
  • "Rift widens between Yanukovych, Medjlis." Ukrainian Journal, 29 August 2010.
  • "No show on TV" by Oleksandr Palii. Den. Day Weekly Digest, 10 August 2010.
  • "Crimean Tatars fear for future" by Matthew Collin. Aljazeera Net, 8 August 2010.
  • "Crimea's confused identity reflects its troubled past" by Lubomyr Luciuk. Kyiv Post, 26 July 2010.
  • "Latinization of Crimean Tatar could mean more than Russianization of that Region" by Paul Goble. Window on Eurasia, 31 May 2010.
  • "90,000 Crimean Tatars remain in exile on 66th anniversary of their deportation by Stalin" by Paul Goble. Window on Eurasia, 18 May 2010.
  • "UNPO Condemns Call by Pro-Russia Groups to Disband Crimean Tatar Institutions. UNPO, 7 April 2010.
  • "Crimean Tatars, government and Opposition" An Interview with Mustafa Qirimoglu (Jemilev) by Mykola Semena. The Day Weekly Digest, 30 March 2010.
  • "Going Nowhere Fast -- Crimean Tatars In The EU" by Ahto Lobjakas. RFE/RL, 17 March 2010.
  • "2009 Human Rights Reports: Ukraine" by U.S. Department of State. U.S. Department of State, 11 March 2010.
  • "New Crimean Tatar Women's Journal Highlights Revival of Reformist Islam in that Nation" by Paul Goble. Window on Eurasia, 6 March 2010.
  • "Linguists Urge Criman Tatars to switch to Lation Alphabet." RFE/RL, 17 Feb. 2010.
  • "Internet Editions of Crimean Tatar Newspapers Disappearing" by Paul Goble. Window on Eurasia, 1 February 2010.
  • "Ukraine Elections Go to Russian-Flavoured Runoff - Fears Abound for Crimean Tatar Population." UNPO, 18 January 2010.


  • "Mustafa Dzhemiliov:The Russian secret services have started the 'reorientation' of the Crimea by splitting the Crimean Tatars" by Mykola Semena. The Den Weekly Digest 1 December 2011.
  • "Crimean Tatars: A Missing Piece In Ukrainian Society?" UNPO 29 June 29 2011
  • "Crimea's Overlooked Instability" by William Varettoni. Washington Quarterly Summer 2011.
  • "Crimean honour killing that never wasquot; by Elham Asaad Buaras. The Muslim News, 24 June 2011.
  • "Kyiv Urged to Declare 1944 Deportation of Crimean Tatars an Act of Genocide" by Paul Goble. Window on Eurasia, 25 May 2011.
  • "Crimean Tatars from around the World marked The Day of Deportation Victims" by Mykola Semena. DEN.The Day Weekly Digest, 19 May 2011.
  • "Forced Migration and Mortality in the Ottoman Empire, " by Justin McCarthy. History of Truth, 14 May 2011.
  • "Life 'changed for the worse' under Yanukovych, says Crimean Tatar leader," Kyiv Post, 28 February 2011.
  • "Crimean Tatars Gain Support In Building Mosque " RFE/RL, 19 February 2011.
  • "RIA Novosti interview with Mustafa Dzhemilev: 20 Years without the Soviet Union." RIA Novosti, 3 February 2011.
  • "Crimean Tatar leader Jemilev nominated for Nobel Peace Prize." NRCU Ukrainian Radio, 2 February 2011.

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