Circassian identity a ‘hidden germ’ in Turkish politics

#circassian identity in Turkish politics 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. Curated from INTERVIEW: Circassian identity a ‘hidden germ’ in Turkish politics – POLITICS Hürriyet Daily News spoke to Besleney to explore this little-known “hidden …