Repatriation of Meskhetian (Ahiska) Turks

- Pressemitteilungen - FUEN expresses a strong discontent and bewilderment in regard with the statement of David Darakvelidze, Minister of Refugees on the subject of Georgia’s implementation of its obligations undertaken upon the accession into the Council of Europe to repatriate the population forcibly deported by Stalin decree in 1944 from Akhaltsih region of Georgia

Have founded in Paris in 1949, in the same year as the Council of Europe, FUEN - which is the largest umbrella organization of the autochthonous, national minorities / ethnic groups in Europe with around 90 member organizations in 32 European countries - has closely monitored the situation of the Meskhetian Turks since 1996 and during Special Missions to Georgia FUEN board had conducted negotiations with the Georgian authorities and the President of Georgia on the repatriation of the Meskhetian Turks criminally  deported from their homeland.

Obligations taken by Georgia presupposed a constructive solution of the repatriation process including civic rehabilitation and granting an absolute right to return to all from the deported group wishing to reunite with the homeland.

FUEN considers the adoption of Law of Georgia “On Repatriation of Persons forcefully sent into exile from the Soviet Socialist Republic of Georgia by the Former USSR in the 40’s of the 20th Century” in 2007 as not delivering its obligation due to the absence of any sign of the repatriation of the deported population. 



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