- Posted February 14, 2014 by
Sochi Port reminds us living around Black Sea
During shrink back of collapsing Ottoman Empire and expansion of Russians Empire, Crimean, NorthCaucassians, Cretans and unchristian Balkan People were either subject to massacres or had to leave their homes and Christians of Anatolia and North Mesopotamia as well (Eastern Orthodox Communities, Armenians and Assyrians). Agonies started 18th Century and continued until end 20th Century; recall Bosnia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, and Azerbaijan. Shrink back of cosmopolite Ottomans is not similar to English withdrawal from India or Dutch withdrawal from Indonesia. There were Slav, Albanian and Greek conversions to Islam and too much intermarriage.
Some Caucasians first sent to Balkans and settled there until Serbia and Bulgaria are independent than they have been deported to Turkey. Deportation always means death because of massacres, hunger and related epidemics.
North Caucasians or Circassians consist of dozens of communities speaking different languages. Their grandchildren live in different countries. Five million estimated in Turkey, two millions distributed from Jordan to Tunisia to North America.
Ubykh language spoken around Sochi contains 84 consonants, “indeed!” last person speaking the language died 1992 in Turkey and the language is now extinct; thanks to French and Turkish linguists he has been recorded.
I have seen “no Sochi 2014” campaigns in web however when I tried to look at the web sites antivirus in my pc warned me of Trojan JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj., assume it is a Russian cyber prevention.