Ukraine's Tartars fight for rights

Muslim ethnic group struggles to reclaim national rights since returning to Crimea after being in exile.

    Tensions have reignited between Muslim ethnic Tartars and the Christian Orthodox majority in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula since the Tartars returned to their homeland after having been in exile for decades.

    The Tartars, whose presence there dates back to centuries, were allowed to return to Crimea in the 1980's. The Soviet Union expelled the group during Second World War.

    But now the group struggles to reclaim their national and cultural rights, while many in the region accuse them of occupying the land.

    Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from Crimea.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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