A Call From Circassians: "Recognize Circassian Genocide”
Circasians who are exposed to an exile and a genocide by Tsarist Russia 146 years ago, protesting in front of the Russian Consulate, they repeated their demand: "Recognize The Circassian Genocide”
Circassians protesting The Circassian Genocide, meeting in front of The Russian Consulate, repeated their demand: "Recognize Circassian Genocide”.
The activity which was realized with demand of Caucasus Forum "Recognize Circassian Genocide”, started in front of the Taksim Tram stop. Previous year, this activity was organized in the area of Russian represantatives in Turkey and United States. This year it is organized as coordinated in Istanbul and Antalya in Turkey, New York and Washington in United States, Berlin in Germany, Reyhaniye in Israel.
In spite of the rain, there were over 1000 Circassians marched accompained by the slogans "21 May is the day of resistance”, "Indepented Cherkessia, Indepented Caucasus”, "No Sochi Olympics”.Besides the call "Recognize Circassian Genocide” the protest of winter olympics which will be organized in Sochi in 2014 also drew attention.
In front of the Russian Consulate, in the activity that the police take intensified securty measures, the activitsts came with the slogan "Murderer Russia Get Out Of Caucasus”. People also participated in the event with big numbers.
The protest continued with a press statement.Circassians called for a boycott emphasizing that Sochi, the place where the winter olympics will be organised, is the greatest witness of Circassian Genoside.
In front of the Russian Consulate, it is underlined in the pres statement that Adige ,Ubıh, Abaza people have been subjected to genocide.
In the press statement,which says that Russia is trying to make forget the facts and the genocide,Russia ,who thinks that she can alienate the Circassians to their history with their voluntary participation, continues to punish and kill her adverses.
The activitists demanding the right to self-determination, hanged together in the 146. Anniversary of Circassian Genocide and demanded from the whole civilised world and international institutions and organizations that they recognize 21 May and Circassian Genocide and Exile.
The protest ended after press release.