Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend A.Badalova / Sozar Subari , the Georgian Ombudsman, stated to the 5th international conference of Ombudsmen in Baku on the 18th of June that the Georgian Parliament will adopt a law on the repatriation of Mesheti Turks, deported in 1944.
The draft law is not an ideal variant, as it contains negative millstones. "The bill does not exactly define the steps which need to be taken by the Governments for rapid and efficient conduct of repatriation," Subari stressed. The government cannot guarantee the repatriation of people to places from where they were deported, since the areas are already settled.
The law also noted that over a year these people are to submit all necessary documents to the relevant bodies of Georgia. In 1944 approximately 90,000 Mesheti Turks were deported from the Samtzkhe-Javahetia region of Georgia and sent to Central Asia at the resolution by Stalin, the leader of the former USSR. At present Georgia offers the settlement of Mesheti Turks in the territory of Georgia