Sel believes that a Crimean Tatar autonomy and the further rise of Tatar military brigades would lead to a big disaster in Ukraine:
"Giving Crimean Tatars autonomy in the Kherson Region of Ukraine will be a serious threat, especially for peaceful Crimean Tatars living both in Kherson and Crimea, as well as other communities in the region."
Interestingly, when Crimea was a part of Ukraine, nobody had ever talked about giving the Tatars autonomy. And now it has suddenly changed.
"The ongoing active discussion of this issue today looks like some kind of geopolitical game," Sel told Sputnik.
Currently, Sel said there are already two Crimean Tatar batallions — the Muslim Crimean Tatar Batallion and the Asker Batallion.
Although some experts claim that the Turkish government provides direct support to these Crimean-Tatar military groups, Ankara denies it.
If Turkey starts to openly support Crimean-Tatar militants in Ukraine it would be a problem for Ankara and the government knows it.
Moreover, the Crimean Tatar diaspora living in Turkey opposes the political meddling in southern Ukraine and is against Ankara's alleged support of Crimean Tatar militants.