Turks in Georgia

Photographer Rengim Mutevellioglu documented an isolated Turkish community that was originally sent to live in Kirghistan and Kazakhstan during Stalin’s reign. They are really beautiful images. The community has remained very sheltered up to the current day:

“It’s a small village, very small. Not more than 100 people live in it. The eldest is 80 years old and the youngest is approximately 3. No one has left the village and few have traveled more than the biggest city 15kms from the village, Ozurgheti, a marvelous relic of old Soviet times, where the Georgian Pink Revolution and its colored balconies haven’t reached yet.

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2 Responses to Turks in Georgia

  1. JP says:

    I’d give anything for the opportunity to doucument a little community like that here in SA. Wonder which would be regarded as the most untouched by modern woes and technology?

    • wolfeyebrows says:

      Sounds like a great idea. South African communities are so diverse and rich, it would be great to see documentation of a lesser known community. Let me know if you find anything.

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