Saturday, August 18, 2007
Another Update on the Meskhetian Turks
I found a couple of new articles on the situation of the Meskhetian Turks recently. First there is the report in IWPR Caucasus Reporting Service by Natia Kuprashvili and Nino Gerzmava, "Georgia: Meskhetian Turks Closer to Return." This article deals with the ramifications of the recent legislation by the Georgian government regarding the repatriation of the Meskhetian Turks. Then there is the article "Exiled" by Alkan Chaglar in Londra Toplum Postasi. This article reviews the tragic history of the Meskhetian Turks since the end of World War II. There are currently over 30,000 Meskhetian Turks here in Kyrgyzstan.