21 May 2015. The 151th Anniversary of the Circassian Genocide and Exile.…
We will meet to raise our legitimate demands for justice, and to commemorate for all those who lost their lives during genocide and exodus, in Kefken on May 16, 2014.
We will light the Nart Fire in Kefken on May 16.
And we will take the Nart Fire to the homeland, to our compatriots living in the homeland, on May 21, to prove that we are still a united people in spite of 150 years of denial, oppression and separation.
We invite all those Circassians and the friends of Circassians, who feel and share the sorrow of genocide and exile, to be together for the commemoration of the Circassian Genocide and Exile.
For justice, for our culture, for our homeland...
The Federation of the Caucasian Associations
21 MAY COMMEMORATION PROGRAM
16 May 2015, Saturday
Babalı and Karaağac Villages, Kefken, Kocaeli
14:30 - 15:00 Meeting at the Exodus Memorial, Karaagac Cemetery
15:00 - 18:00 Speeches and prayers
18:00 - 19:00 Free time
19:00 - 19:30 Moving to the Babalı coast
19:30 - 20:30 Marching to the coast and laying flowers in the sea
20:30 - 22:30 Commemoration program
Coordinates: Karaagac Cemetery: @41.1479, 30.3070; Babalı Coast: @41.1859,30.3509
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