Six Turkish Meskhetian families become homeowners in Georgia

As of today there are 1,533 repatriated families in Georgia. Photo by MRA., 22 Apr 2016 - 13:34, Tbilisi,Georgia

Six repatriated families who returned to Georgia from neighbouring Azerbaijan are now the proud owners of homes that were gifted to them by the Government.

Earlier today the six Turkish Meskhetian families officially received property ownership documents from the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia.

Minister Sozar Subari visited the six families, who now lived in Tsitelubani village in Gori, eastern Georgia, and personally handed over the property ownership documents.

In 2006 the state purchased houses for the six families after they agreed to return to Georgia from the Azerbaijani city Saatli, and gave 3,000 GEL so they could integrate themselves with others in their new Georgian environment.

Until now these homes belonged to the state however today they were officially given to the Meskhetian families.

In Georgia, as of today 1,533 families have the status of repatriate. Of this, 494 people have Conditional Citizenship of Georgia, which means they will receive Georgian citizenship once they refuse their current citizenship.