Suriye Çerkesleri için RF Makamlarına Bir Başvuru Daha

Pazartesi, 17 Aralık 2012 14:00

KAFFED Suriye'deki Çerkeslerinin Anavatana dönüşü için tüm Rus Makamlarına bir kez daha yazılı başvuruda bulundu.


Yazının gönderildiği Makamlar:

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
The President of the Russian Federation

Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev
Prime Minister of Russia

Mikhail Margelov
Chairman of the Council of the Federation Committee for Foreign Affairs

Valentina Ivanovna Matviyenko
Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation

Konstantin Kosachev
Chairman of the Russia Federal Agency

Safaraliev Gadzhimet Kerimovich
Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Nationalities

Leonid Slutsky, E.
Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs and Relations with Compatriots

Sergey Yevgenyevich Naryshkin
Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation



Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
The President of the Russian Federation

Your Excellency,

I am writing this letter on behalf of the Circassian diaspora in Turkey. I would like to introduce our organization, the Federation of the Caucasian Associations (Kaffed), as the main Circassian civil society organization in Turkey. The Federation, which has more than 60 member associations all around Turkey, represents six million Circassians (Adygeans and Abkhazians) living in Turkey. Kaffed, is one of the founding members of the World Circassian Association based in Nalchik, the Kabardino-Balkaria Republic. The main objective of Kaffed is to help the Circassian diaspora in protecting and developing their identity, language and culture, and to foster the links between the diaspora and the homeland.

The situation in Syria is getting worse with each passing day as violence has been intensified in almost all around the country in spite of the mediation efforts by the UN. We follow these developments with great concern, because our compatriots, as a small minority living in Syria, are trapped by fighting, and are in danger of attack and total physical destruction as a result of sectarian and ethnic violence.

The homeland of the Circassians living in Syria is the republics of Kabardino-Balkaria, Adygea and Karachai-Cherkess, the federal objects of the Russian Federation. The parliaments of these republics have taken decisions to provide assistance to the Circassians who would like to repatriate from Syria, but their efforts are severely limited by the lack of resources and legal restrictions.

We ask you to help the Circassian, to help the Circassians living in Syria to be evacuated safely from the conflict zone, and to be repatriated to the homeland in the Caucasus. We believe that the Russian Federation, as she has rightfully done in the case of the Circassians in Kosovo, can extent its assistance to the Circassians in Syria, who enjoy the right to go back to the Russian Federation in accordance with the Federal Law on Russian Federation’s State Policy toward Compatriots Living Abroad. In order to to facilitate their safe and fast repatriation, we strongly believe that:

  • The number of Syrian Circassians to be repatriated should not be restricted by the current immigration quotas of the relevant republics.
  • They should be granted the residence permit and citizenship without lengthy procedures.
  • The Federal Government should provide emergency aid to satisfy basic needs of new comers (food, accommodation, health and education) that cannot be provided by local republics who lack sufficient resources.

The Circassians in Syria should not be denied their basic human rights, “the right to life, liberty and security”, and “the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country”.

Your Excellency,

We know that the Russian Federation, as a global power, could and should help the Circassians in Syria, who have expressed their demand to be repatriated to the Caucasus, to live in peace they deserve. The Federal Government of the Russian Federation can help for the emergency evacuation of the Circassians in Syria, and facilitate their repatriation swiftly and safely. Such an action will prove to the whole world that the Russian Federation has the determination and capacity to help all of its compatriots when they are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. The Circassians living all around the world will appreciate the Russian Federation helping the Syrian Circassians to repatriate to their safe home in the Caucasus.


Vacit Kadioglu
Federation of Caucasian Associations


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