Nuri Köstüklü

Keywords: Turkish-Russian Relations, the Crimean Turks, Kazanian Turks, hunger in Russia, TGNA

Abstract

There was a great drought and hunger in Russia in the early 1920s. The disaster affected profoundly the Turks in Crimea and Idil basin and the Kazanian Turks. The Anatolian Turks, who heard the the wails of their brothers and sisters living in the north of Black Sea and who felt the same agony in their own souls, could never ignore that tragedy. Furthermore, the nation that had been in war for ten years and was experiencing the most critical phase of the independent war was using the last efforts to defend the country. In spite of these impossibilities, as the continuation of a philanthrophist state tradition, the Turkish Grand National Assembly and the Anatolian Turks tried to do their best to help their brothers and sisters who were suffering from hunger. The samples of friendship and helping one another seen in the past stands in front of us as a quite important reference in the development of friendship and good relations between the people living Turkiye, Russia; Ukraine, and the people living in this geoprahy.