Photo : M. Cemiloğlu, in a cream-coloured jacket, next to President Erdoğan.

Meeting at the Hotel Bilkent in Ankara (Turkey), on the 1st August 2015, under the co-presidency of the Ukrainian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pavlo Klimkine, and the Turkish deputy Prime Minister, Numan Kurtulmuş, the second World Congress of the Tatars united more than 200 associations.

Mustafa Abdülcemil Cemiloğlu, the historic leader of the anti-Russian Tatars and CIA collaborator during the Reagan presidency, announced, on behalf of the Uukrainian government, the creation of an International Muslim Brigade to oppose « Crimean Russian separatism » (sic). The Brigade will be based at Herson, near the Crimean frontier, and will include volunteers from Tatarstan and Chechnya (Russia), Ouzbekistan, Azerbaidjan, and Meskhetia (Géorgia).

At the end of the Congress, Mustafa Abdülcemil Cemiloğlu was received by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who assured him of Turkey’s support against Russia.

Since the July 2012 attack against Saudi Prince Bandar ben Sultan, a response to the assassination of the directors of the Syrian National Security Council, Mr. Erdoğan has become the international coordinator of Islamic terrorism. In December 2013, the MIT (Turkish secret services) repatriated to Ukraine a group of Tatar jihadists who had been fighting in Syria, so that they could handle the security of the pro-European demonstrations on Maïdan Square [1].

Pete Kimberley

[1Jihadists in charge of crowd control in Kiev protests”, Translation Alizée Ville, Voltaire Network, 5 December 2013.