Separated around the world, Chechen, Circassian, Dagestan, Tatar and Turkish origin of the Caucasian people representatives, gathered at the "2nd International Caucasus Conference" which was held in Barcelo Eresin Hotel due to Circassian exile of the 150th anniversary.
Speaking at the opening of the conference, Mr.Özer, in 21 May 1864, stated that genocide took place in the real sense, and told, from that date to disperse of the Caucasian people to different parts of the world.
Mr. Ozer stating that Imam Shamil, who struggled until he had no soldier left, declared a ceasefire, and told “This date, Russian army and generals who came to Sochi, declared that no Muslims could ever live in the land of Caucasus anymore, and that was the day, Russia was accepted in the land of Caucasus. From that day on, most of Circassian tribes, whole of Ubihs nearly a hundred thousand people had to immigrate to Anatolia. Almost 4 million people emigrated. Independent historians are stating that almost five hundred people lost their lives in genocide.”
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Ozer stated that Caucasian territory within a few days had been occupied by hundreds of thousands of Russian soldiers, and some tribes completely erased, that it's none in the world of a society happen, too large to be a disaster, adding that "the Caucasian peoples, such as Chechens, Circassians and Dagestan suffered from the genocide. Our request, May 21, 1864, the world community and the world by giving direction to the state 'major disaster year' proclamation and recognition of Caucasian Genocide" he said.
- "The conference was a glimmer of hope"
Conference in 2012, the first major impact when they did not anticipate any self-voicing, the 150 years commemoration of the event was in the form of meetings, and noted that not putting something out to compensate the suffering.
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IMKANDER’s Chairman Murat Ozer, stated that 2012 was the turning point, and told that’s why Russia, first sent a note to Turkey, and then took action against IMKANDER by complaining it to United Nations Security Council.
Ozer who told that Russia forced Caucasian people to choose two basic issues, added that
“It wants to be cooperated by surrendering, and it wants us to knuckle down. Or it says, ‘I make you marginalized in the world, introduce you as terrorists, you wouldn’t even make a noise. The entire world would know about you as ravenous terrorists, not as the people who would defend their own country, land and religion.’ That, showed this to Caucasian Muslims, to global powers; No. Caucasian refugees might have immigrated to different places of the world. This became a glimmer of hope to them. ‘We could tell our cause, our beliefs, in the means of academic, politic and historic. By using every tool we could stand against the invading Russian imperialism.’ This conference is a small step. I hope Caucasian people are going to reach to a further point by their will that they put forth.”
- "Independent, united Caucasus"
The first conference published in the declaration of the whole Caucasus rights partners represent the common will, stating Ozer, in this declaration, instead of ethnic nationalism "We are Caucasian people" that it was said, whatever America and Russia imposed solutions were against the Muslims, the fully independent united Caucasus demand, has been noted.
Ozer stated that this, up sided down all the calculations of Russia, and he made evaluations;
“This is also being introduced in the Caucasus; Kadyrov will also provide suggestions for solutions such as collaborative management of real solutions, whether that means simply mean surrender. For this reason, the region of Chechnya or any other mosques in the city to be built or done something else really does not change anything. Russian flag there fluctuates from here, as long as Caucasians carry Russian passports will continue undaunted struggle of the Caucasian people.”
“You will manage it by uniting”
The Finnish moderator of the conference after the opening, the human rights activist Mikail Storjso, by stating that the event is a successful study to gather all Caucasian people, said that “Caucasian people cannot defy against the great enemy, coming from the North. It will only be succeeded if they unite. I’m coming from Finland. My grandfathers made it. I hope one day you will make it through.”
At the conference, Qatar Ahmad Al Hawari "Occupation and Terror in Russia's Caucasus Policy", from Belgium Danilbek Edilkhanov "Exile Results of the Greater Caucasus and the Holocaust", Dr. Jordan. Shisha Osama al-Thani "in the Caucasus, the Russian occupation as a result of assimilation and cultural corruption", the Georgia Gela Khamaladze "New Trends in Imperialism in the Caucasus", and Shamil Magomedov Kamilovich from Dagestan "Human Rights Violations" made a presentation entitled.
Jordan, Poland, Belgium, Austria, Egypt, Germany, participated in the conference from many countries of the Caucasus, met the refugees in exile in 1864 and 1944.
After the conference, Chechen, Ingush, Circassians, Dagestan, Tatar, Kumuk, Karachay delegates belonging to the different peoples of the Caucasus, the first work meeting of the Congress of People of the Caucasus was performed.
Decisions of the Congress of People of the Caucasus
In the Congress, delegates began with the selection of members of the Committee and the President.
Several members of the Caucasian peoples that took place with the participation of 60 delegates in Congress, by a majority vote of all delegates, Ahmet Umarov was elected President of the Congress.
Congress, on behalf of the Diaspora in various countries decided to make political and cultural activities.
At the end of the third hour-long convention of delegates was declared a declaration jointly with the decision.
In the declaration, while Russian invasion and the authorities sided with Russia was being rejected, to Ukraine and Georgia who are under threat of Russia, solidarity message were given.
The Congress, also, in drastic condemning Crimea by Russia "the essential elements of the Crimean Tatars of Crimea" was emphasized.
Congress of People of the Caucasus, They also took the decision to open the formal representation in Turkey.