Author(s): P?nar ALÇ?ÇEK

Migration movements in the historical process; not only within the boundaries of disciplines such as history, sociology, political sciences; it also stands out as a subject that has echoed in the branches of art. Literature, which is one of these branches of art, also deals with migration movements and reconfigures them on aesthetic level by constructing them. Artists; novel, story, poem, theatre in various literary genres such as the theme of migration by creating a new perspective in accordance with their perspective.One of the most important migration movements in history is the 1864 Circassian Exile. Circassian exile covers a long process, which is also reflected in literature. Muhittin Kandur, a Circassian writer; in order to immortalize this migration process and keep Circassians' national self-feelings and historical consciousness alive, they novelize the life of their people. He writes in the Caucasian Trilogy consisting of the novels Chechen Swords (2015), Circassian Kazbek (2016) and Triple Caliper (2016); describes the painful periods experienced by Circassians in a period of approximately one hundred years, taking into account the Circassian identity, history and sociocultural structure.This study aims to deal with Kandur's Caucasus Trilogy within the framework of exile. In order to gain transparency conceptually, firstly the concepts of migration and exile were examined. In this context, the Circassian migration movement was accepted as ”exile”. In order to evaluate the Caucasus Trilogy in the category of historical novels and to provide a basis for the study of novels, research has been conducted on the science of history; various sources have been searched and briefly informed about Circassian identity, history, socio-cultural structure and exile processes.In the part that constitutes the essence of the study, titles are made in parallel with the subjects in the novels. Here, the way the Circassian exile was handled in the trilogy was discussed, and the reasons why the author attributed the exile to the exile were discussed.


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