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Crimea's Tatars condemn annexation, seek autonomy

By The Associated Press

This article was published March 29, 2014 at 2:11 p.m.

— Leaders of Crimea's Tatar minority have condemned Russia's annexation of the peninsula and appealed to international bodies for recognition as an autonomous group.

Tatars, an ethnically Turkic and mainly Muslim group that was subjected to mass deportation from their native Crimea by Soviet leader Josef Stalin in 1944, gathered Saturday to forge a collective response to Russia's absorption of their home province.

Decisions on whether to accept Russian citizenship and possible participation in a Moscow-loyal government were deferred as the community further contemplates its options.

But the forum underscored difficulties Russia will face in integrating a community that resisted annexation and largely boycotted the March 16 referendum to join Russia. Tatars account for around 12 percent of Crimea's population.

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