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Tatar community leader Mustafa Dzhemilev on Thursday urged NATO to intervene in Crimea to avert a "massacre" and called on the Crimean Tatars to boycott the upcoming referendum to join Russia.Tatars are planning a series of demonstrations across Crimea on Friday ahead of Sunday's vote under the slogan: "No to the illegal referendum!"The Tatars only started returning home in the late 1980s and currently number around 12 percent of Crimea's mostly Russian-speaking population of two million people.Crimeans will vote Sunday on whether to join Russia, in a referendum that has been slammed by the pro-European authorities in Kiev and world powers as illegal, while Russian forces continue to occupy the strategic Black Sea peninsula.
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