Circassian identity a ‘hidden germ’ in Turkish politics

Circassian identity a ‘hidden germ’ in Turkish politics 1

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Circassians first came to Anatolia in significant numbers during the 19th century, when up to a million were forced out of their homeland in the North Caucasus by the Russian Empire.

Hürriyet Daily News spoke to Besleney to explore this little-known “hidden germ” in Turkish politics.

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