81 years old
He was born in the village of Chamly Ozenbash, not far from Sevastopol.
On May 18, 1944, Soviet soldiers burst into his home and ordered everyone to leave immediately and go out into the street. There trucks were waiting to take them away. The family at that time included seven children.
They all remembered how long and painful the journey was.
Izzet returned to Crimea only in the early 1990’s His family was not allowed to settle in his native Sevastopol. He now lives in Simferopol.