Another wave of Meskhetian Turks to leave Ukraine for Turkey

Hundreds of Meskhetian families were evacuated from dangerous areas in the East of Ukraine to Turkey under the coordination of the Prime Minister and on behalf of the President of the Turkish Republic.

26 September 2016 14:54

On behalf of the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and under the coordination of the Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, hundreds of displaced Meskhetian Turks families were evacuated from Ukraine to the Turkish Republic.

Another wave of immigrants for permanent residence will be sent from Ukraine to Turkey in October. That is approximately 108 families, according to the AA agency.

At the moment, preparations are being finalized for resettlement of more than 100 Meskhetian families near Uzumlu (Erzincan province).

Mass Housing Management to the Government of Turkey (TOKİ) has built houses for new immigrants with all the necessary infrastructure in the Fatih district of the same province.

As of today, 302 families have already relocated to the Republic.

The first group of Meskhetian immigrants went from the East of Ukraine to the Republic December 25, 2015. 174 people, including small children, took the first flight. They were the families affected by the hostilities in the Slavyansk district, Donetsk region. The process of Meskhetian Turks resettlement proceeded in several stages.

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