Who are the Crimean Tatars, and why are they important?

March 1, 2014 6:02 PM

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Ukrainian men help pull one another out of a stampede during clashes at rallies held by ethnic Russians and Crimean Tatars near the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol. (Baz Ratner/REUTERS)

Joshua Tucker: As events in Crimea continue to develop on almost an hour-by hour basis, the following is a guest post from Tufts University political scientist Oxana Shevel on the Crimean Tatars, who make up more than 10 percent of the Crimean population. Links to previous Monkey Cage posts regardi...

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