MINELRES: New publication: The Meskhetian Turks at a Crossroads: Integration, Repatriation or Resettlement?
Sat Sep 29 09:53:23 2007
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Trier, Tom, and Andrei Khanzin (eds.) (2007). The Meskhetian Turks at a
Crossroads. Integration, Repatriation or Resettlement? Munster: LIT
Verlag, 663 pp.
With a preface by Max van der Stoel
This book is the result of a comprehensive and pioneering research
project, and offers innovative insights into the life of the Meskhetian
Turks - an ethnic group collectively deported from Georgia by Stalin
during World War II. The volume examines their integration in the
countries where they now live, their understanding of home and belonging
and their desire to return to Georgia. Apart from thoroughly documenting
the current life of Meskhetian Turks, the research also identifies new
approaches in finding solultions to the issue of Meskhetian Turk
displacement. This publication is the result of a research project on
the Meskhetian Turks carried out by the European Centre for Minority
Issues fom June 2004 to September 2006. ECMI thanks the Volkswagen
Stiftung, which funded this research project and this volume within the
framework of the research programme "Between Europe and the Orient-A
Focus on Research and Higher Education in Central Asia and the
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