Meskhetian Family

28 more in collection MINORITIES IN GEORGIA , 7 more in collection MINORITIES IN GEORGIA - Editor's Picks 23 Oct 12

Thumb md


Interested in extended license to match your needs? Contact us via email or call +44 75 226 13520.

Meskhetian family in Nasakirali, Georgia.
In mid-November 1944, around 100,000 Georgian Muslims from the southern region of Samtskhe-Javakheti were deported to Central Asia. The vast majority of them were Meskhetians (or Meskhetian Turks). In the course of WWII, they were perceived by the Soviet government to be Turkey's potential allies. More than 60 years after the deportation, a few families managed to return to their ancestors' land.

Click to expand