No:308, 14 November 2018, Press Release Regarding The 74th Anniversary Of The Deportation Of Ahıska Turks From Their Homeland

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 14.11.2018

On 14 November 1944, almost one hundred thousand Ahıska Turks were forcefully deported from their homeland in Ahıska, Georgia, to the distant regions of the Soviet Union.

Many of our Ahıska Turk brothers and sisters lost their lives due to inhumane conditions of the deportation, and the survivors had to confront grave challenges at the places they were sent.

On the 74th anniversary of this tragic event, we feel the deep grief of Ahıska Turks and wish Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives during the deportation.

We closely follow the conditions and repatriation process of Ahıska Turks, amounting up to half a million, scattered across nine countries.

Turkey will continue to actively support the just cause of Ahıska Turks.

Atatürk

Hüseyin Emre Engin Consul General
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 12:30 / 14:00 - 18:00

Visa applications are received only on mondays, wednesdays and fridays. On these days, Consulate staff starts distributing queue numbers to the applicants at 08.30 o'clock (at Floor-1). Visa applications are then received between 9.30-12.30 o'clock according to the queue numbers. For holidays in 2014, please click the "Contact" icon.
1/1/2021 1/3/2021 New Year Holiday
2/11/2021 2/17/2021 Spring Festival
4/3/2021 4/5/2021 Qingming Festival
5/1/2021 5/5/2021 Labor Day
5/13/2021 5/13/2021 Eid al-Fitr
6/12/2021 6/14/2021 Dragon Boat Festival
7/20/2021 7/20/2021 Eid al-Adha
9/19/2021 9/21/2021 Mid Autumn Festival
10/1/2021 10/7/2021 Chinese National Day
10/29/2021 10/29/2021 Turkey's National Day