Javakhk Armenians and Georgians Oppose Return of Meskhetian Turks

JAVAKHK (Yerkir)–Sponsored by the United Nations–a meeting between the non-governmental organizations of Meskhetian Turks–Armenia’s and Georgians took place in the Georgian town of Bakuriani–December 9-11. The meeting aimed to strengthen ties between Meskhetian Turks–Armenia’s and Georgians.

A representative of a Turkish NGO insisted that Turks be allowed to return to Samtskhe-Javakhk; claiming ethnic–religious and other reasons–representatives of the Armenian and Georgian organizations categorically opposed the suggestion.

The sides decided to consider forming a council of the NGO’s of Meskhetian Turks–Armenia’s and Georgians.

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