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.

2 comments:

Ufuk said...

Hello, (this is not a comment about your posting, i just wanted to send u a message)
I m a master student in University of Arizona, Anthropology department. I m planning to start writing my thesis on Mekshetian Turks living in Tucson and trying gather resources about Meskhetian Turks. If u can send me your dissertation and other resources, an also give some advice I would really appreciate.
For summer, i m planning to record oral histories and focus on their adaptation process but i m pretty open about the topic.
I m from Istanbul.

best wishes

tereufuk@gmail.com

Ufuk said...

Hello,
I m a master student in University of Arizona, Anthropology department. I m planning to start writing my thesis on Mekshetian Turks living in Tucsonand trying gather resources about Meskhetian Turks. If u can send me your dissertation and other resources, an also give some advice I would really appreciate.
For summer, i m planning to record oral histories and focus on their adaptation process but i m pretty open about the topic.
I m from Istanbul.

best wishes