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24 years After Massacre Of The Ahiska in Fergana
24 years After Massacre Of The Ahiskan Turks in Fergana.The NNA-TV remembers
In June 1989, nationalist tensions were on the rise in Uzbekistan. On June 3-4, 1989 ,A mob of Uzbeks attacked a Meskhetian Turk in the Fergana, Uzbekistan. Events quickly spiraled out of control.
In many areas there were small and large scale massacres and violence towards the Meskhetian Turks people. As a consequence of the tragic events,more than 1,500 people have been killed. 3,067 were severely injured, 1,356 Ahiska Meshetin Turks houses were burnt.Tens of thousands of people were forced to flee the unrest.
As a result of these tensions, the Soviet army evacuated 17,000 Ahiska (Meskhetian) Turks to Russia. After the government-sponsored evacuation, another 120,000 Ahiska (Meskhetian) Turks living in other parts of Uzbekistan fled on their own to Russia and other parts of the former Soviet Union.
Most of the displaced Ahiska (Meskhetian) Turks settled in Azerbaijan while others settled in Ukraine , Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Many others found their ways to different parts of USSR.
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