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21 Mayıs Andı

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Kaffed Press Release, 2012

21 May... The anniversary of the Circassian Genocide and Exile. The Circassians have developed a unique language and culture in their homeland, the Caucasus, where they have lived since time immortal. Although the Circassians defended their country and freedom for many centuries, a genocide was committed against them, and they were deported en masse from their homeland as a result of the colonialist policies of the Czarist Russia and other imperial states.

In spite of all oppression, dispersion and sufferings, they have survived and protected their identity. This is why 21 May expresses the vital resistance of the Circassian people. It is a day of resistance, uprising, and resurrection. It is Circassia's struggle for revival.