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Ukraine To Host Congress Of World's Turkic Youth

Eskender Bariyev, a Crimean Tatar activist and head of the congress organizing committee
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine -- The second World Kurultay (Congress) of the Turkic Youth will be held in Crimea in August, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service reports.

The head of the congress's organization committee, Eskender Bariyev, told RFE/RL that over 200 delegates from Azerbaijan, Cypress, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, as well as representatives of Turkic minorities from Afghanistan, Bulgaria, China, Iran, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, and Ukraine would attend the event.

The one-week congress is scheduled to start on August 9.

The first World Congress of the Turkic Youth was held in Tatarstan in 1992.