"MESKHETIAN TURK HISTORY (pronounced Mesk-HET-ee-an)
1300s: Turkish settlers begin moving into the area along the borders of Georgia and Turkey known as the Meskheti. They become known as Meskhetian Turks.
1944: Soviet government deports the Turks living in this region to other regions in the Soviet Union because of fears they would be disloyal in a conflict with Turkey."
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