The Ukrainian refugees, Russian exiles seek shelter in Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey For more than a hundred years, Turkey, Russia’s southern neighbour throughout the Black Sea has hosted waves of refugees and exiles. In the 19th century, Circassians fled to the Ottoman Empire from a genocide by means of tsarist Russia. Then in the early Twenties, an predicted 2 hundred,000 took refuge in Istanbul from the Russian Civil War, growing the metropolis’s population by a 5th. They covered the famous author Vladimir Nabokov. Few stayed, however, with most of the people resettling in Paris, London and New York. More recently, the Nineteen Nineties and 2000s saw refugees arrive from conflict-torn Chechnya. Now, as Moscow continues its army campaign in Ukraine, many anti war Russians have flocked to Turkey. And at the same time as most people of Read More