Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Meskhetian Turk Response to Georgian Bill
The reaction from the Meskhetian Turk diaspora to the recent bill in the Georgian parliament to allow them to repatriate is one of disappointment. The various restrictions on their return are seen as unacceptable by many Meskhetian Turks. In particular the Meskhetian Turks find the Georgian government's demands that they give up their Turkish ethnicity and become assimilated Georgians in order to return to their ancestral homeland to be offensive. The Turkish Daily News published an article on this subject today with interviews from members of the Meskhetian Turkish diaspora in the Turkish Republic and Kyrgyzstan.