21 May Commemoration Activities

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 10:06

The Federation of the Caucasian Associations in Turkey (Kaffed) will organize a series of activities for the 152th Anniversary of the Circassian Genocide and Exile.

The first activity is a conference on the Circassians' outstanding problems, "Customs and the Future". The conference will be held in Ankara on May 13, Friday. For conference program, please click here.

The mass commemoration activity will be held in Kefken Karaagac and Babali villages on May 14 (Saturday). The graveyards in the Karaagac village and the caves around the Babali coast are living testimonies for the horror and tragedies of the Circassian genocide and exile. The Babali coast was declared as "protected archeological site" as a result of Kaffed's intervention to protect cultural and historical heritage of the Circassians. For the program of the ceremony, please click here to access the 21 May web site (in Turkish).

Kaffed will participate the commemoration activities to be held in Nalchik, Kabardino Balkaria Republic, on May 21.

A press statemenrt will be made on May 21 at 15:00 in fornt of the Federation of Russia Embassy in Ankara to explain the Circassians' demands regarding the Circassian Genocide and Exile.

Kaffed member organizations will organize a series of activities during the week of May 21. These activities will be announce at our May 21 website and at Facebook page.

We invite all Circassians and the friends of Circassians to attend the commemoration activities.

The Federation of the Caucasian Associations in Turkey (Kaffed)
 

 

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