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Ismail Otar — a person who opened the Crimean Tatar world for emigrants

«Ataydan kalgan bizge etli, maily kamur ash, Kobetemen qatlama, laksha, dzhantyk, tatarash … » These are the first lines of the famous poem «Chiborek». Its author, Ismail Otar, who was born in Turkish Bursa in a family of Crimean Tatar emigrants, never forgot where his roots were, and did not allow other immigrants from Crimea living in different countries of the world to do so. His life is an example of boundless devotion to his lost homeland.