Saakashvili promises Georgian citizenship for Turks of Georgian origin

Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili said that Turks of Georgian origin living in Turkey would be given the right of being Georgian citizens as well.

Saakashvili, who visited Turkey's northwestern Bursa city on Saturday, said that there were over 10 million Georgians living in the world, and some of them were Christians and some were Muslims.

Noting that the difference in religions was not an important matter, Saakashvili said that this would only bring diversity.

We will always live in unity and integrity, he said, adding that Georgia would accept all citizenship applications from Georgians living in Turkey.

We should win and protect each one of our citizens, he said.

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