Kaffed Meets with the Russian Ambassador

Monday, 14 December 2015 10:44

A delegation of the Federation of the Caucasian Associations in Turkey, led by the President Yasar Aslankaya, met with the Russian Ambassador in Turkey, Mr. Andrey G. Karlov, on December 8, 2015. The Kaffed delegation expressed their concerns about the negative effects of recent crisis between Turkey and Russia on the relationships between the diaspora Circassians and their homeland, specifically regarding the position of repatriants in the homeland, the new visa regime to be started on January 1, the withdrawal of professors teaching Circassian courses at Duzce University, and problems in visiting Abkhazia. Mr Karlov mentioned that he shares those concerns, but the Russian government had to take precautionary measures after the shutdown of the Russian plane. It was agreed upon to work closely to mitigate the negative effects of the crisis.