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Meskhetians want to go back to Georgia
January 18, 2004
Batumi News

Posted by HW on July 27, 2017

Repatriation
The so - called ethnicity - Turkish - Meskhetians, once deported overnight from Georgia in Uzbekistan, are urging they should be repatriated to Samtskhe- Javakheti, allegedly their historic locality.

Commitments
They are claiming nascent Georgian authorities should accomplish the obligation assumed by EC 4 years ago. "Watan" - the Turkish - Meskhetians society reports president- elected Mikheil Saakashvili, ex Minister of Justice and Zurba Zhvania, Georgian Speaker by that time, personally were among them who assumed the task. Deputy chairman of the society, Chingiz Neiman Zade said the commitments are due to be fulfilled notwithstanding who is at the state levers.

Underdogs
He noted, of the 11 ethnical groups repressed during the communists, only Turkish - Meskhetians of Akhaltsikhe have remained on underdogs for repatriation. Meanwhile, there are 300 000 Turkish - Meskhetians living in the CIS, of which 80 000 inhabit in Azerbaijan, the rest of them dwelling temporarily in Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan.

Historic residence
"Total 50 000 of Turkish - Meskhetians are seeking return to their historic residence", - Chingiz Neiman Zade said.
 
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