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Turkish diaspora



Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... For a specific analysis of the population of Turkey, see People of Turkey and Demographics of Turkey. ... Because of geopolitical reasons, foreign relations of the Republic of Turkey are primarily with the Western world and its neighboring countries. ... The freighter Giresun which carried thousands of exchanged Turkish Cretans from the ports of Crete to Turkey in the summer of 1923. ... Turks of the Dodecanese is a 5,000-strong [citation needed] community of ethnic Turks inhabiting the Dodecanese islands of Rhodes and Kos (Ä°stanköy in Turkish) who had not been affected by the 1923 Exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey since the islands were under Italian rule at... Turks of Thrace executing a folk dance in Echinos - Åžahin [1] Turks of Western Thrace (Batı Trakya Türkleri in Turkish, Τούρκοι Δυτικής Θράκης Turki Dhitikis Thrakis in Greek, Западнотракийски турци Zapadnotrakiyski turtsi in Bulgarian) is a minority group in Greece, traditionally settled in the Western Thrace region of Greece, which is composed of the... The Turks in the post-communist Balkans were faced with one of two difficult experiences in the 1990s. ... Language(s) Turkish, Russian, Georgian,Azerbaijanian Religion(s) Sunni Islam Related ethnic groups Turks, Terekeme, other Muslims of Meskheti Meskhetian Turks are the former Muslim inhabitants of Meskheti (Georgia), along the border with Turkey. ... There are 97,500 Turks in the Republic of Macedonia, who live mainly in the cities of Uskup, Manastır, Gostivar,Kalkandelen, Ohri, andResne. ...

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The term Turkish diaspora refers to the estimated population of Turkish people in the world living outside of Turkey. Note that this differs from the Turkic peoples living mostly in Northern and Central Asia, who are distinct ethnic groups, speaking languages belonging to the Turkic language family.[1] For a specific analysis of the population of Turkey, see People of Turkey and Demographics of Turkey. ... This article is about the various peoples speaking one of the Turkic languages. ... Regions of Asia:  Northern Asia  Central Asia  Western Asia  Southern Asia  Eastern Asia  Southeastern Asia North Asia or Northern Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... The Turkic languages constitute a language family of some thirty languages, spoken across a vast area from Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean to Siberia and Western China, and are traditionally considered to be part of the proposed Altaic language family. ...


Turkish diaspora

Rank Country Capital Number of ethnic Turks Date of reference More information, remarks
- Flag of Turkey Turkey Ankara 55,484,000[2]–57,680,000[3][4] 2007 Turkish people
Note: Turkey's total population: 72,100,000 (2005)[4]
1 Flag of Germany Germany Berlin 2,180,000[5][6] – 2,637,000 [7] 2003 – 2006 Turks in Germany
2 Flag of France France Paris 370,000[7] 2003 Turks in France
3 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands Amsterdam 368,600[8] 2007 Turks in the Netherlands
4 Flag of Austria Austria Vienna 200,000[7] 2003 Turks in Austria
5 Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
Tashkent
Dushanbe
Astana
Bishkek
197,000[9] 1979 Meskhetian Turks
6 Flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Nicosia 150,000[10] – 177,000[9] 1995 - 2002 Turkish Cypriots, Turkish Cypriot diaspora
7 Flag of the United States United States Washington, D.C. 164,945[11] 2005 Turks in the United States
8 Flag of Belgium Belgium Brussels 110.000[7] 2003 Turks in Belgium
9 Flag of Russia Russia Moscow 92,415[12] 2002 Turks in Russia
10 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Berne 90,000[7] 2003
11 Flag of the Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia Skopje 77,959[13] - 200,000[9] 2002 Turks in Macedonia
12 Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom London 70,000[7] – 100,000[14] 2003 Turks in the United Kingdom
13 Flag of Australia Australia Canberra 54,595[15] 2001 Turks in Australia
14 Flag of Denmark Denmark Copenhagen 53,000[7] 2003 Turks in Denmark
15 Flag of the United Nations Kosovo (Serbia) Priština 50,000[16] [17] 1999 (est.) Turks in Kosovo
16 Flag of Greece Greece Athens 45,000[10] – 48,380[9] 2002 Muslim minority of Greece (excluding muslim Pomaks and Roma)
17 Flag of Sweden Sweden Stockholm 37,000[7] 2003 Turks in Sweden
18 Flag of Romania Romania Bucharest 28,714[9] – 32,596[18] 2002 Turks of Romania
19 Flag of Canada Canada Ottawa 24,910[19] 2001
20 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Baku 18,000[20] 1991
22 Flag of Iran Iran Tehran 15,000[citation needed] est. Not including the Iranian Azeris, Iranian Turkmen, and Qashqai
23 Flag of Norway Norway Oslo 14,084[21] 2006 Turks in Norway
24 Flag of Iraq Iraq Baghdad 12,000 – 20,000[citation needed] est. Not including the Iraqi Turkmen
25 Flag of Italy Italy Rome 11,077[22] 2004
26 Flag of Syria Syria Damascus 10,000[citation needed] est. Not including the Syrian Turkmen
27 Flag of Japan Japan Tokyo 1,194[23] 2006 Turks in Japan
28 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Vaduz 884[citation needed]
29 Flag of Croatia Croatia Zagreb 300[citation needed]
30 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Ljubljana 259[citation needed]
Total (high) 5,957,260 63,637,260 (including Turkey)
Total (low) 5,102,630 60,586,630 (including Turkey)

For a specific analysis of the population of Turkey, see People of Turkey and Demographics of Turkey. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the countrys second largest city after Ä°stanbul. ... For a specific analysis of the population of Turkey, see People of Turkey and Demographics of Turkey. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... // Turks in Germany are people of Turkish descent with varying identity as part of a wider German society and who maintain a connection to the Turkish sociology, through cultural and historical affiliation. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... The Turks (Turkish: Türkler, Dutch: Turken) are an ethnic minority in the Netherlands, numbering 357,900 people in 2006 according to the Dutch Census Bureau and hence making up 2. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uzbekistan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tajikistan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kazakhstan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kyrgyzstan. ... Tashkent (Uzbek: , Russian: ) is the capital of Uzbekistan and also of the Tashkent Province. ... Location of Dushanbe in Tajikistan Coordinates: , Country Government  - Mayor Mahmadsaid Ubaydulloyev Area  - City 100 km²  (38. ... Coordinates: Government  - Mayor Askar Mamin Population (estimated)  - City 600,000 Time zone BTT (UTC+6) This article is about the capital of Kazakhstan; for the article on the palace in Sarawak, see Astana (Sarawak); for the professional road-cycling team see Astana Team; for the Iranian city, see Astaneh-e... Bishkek cityscape Bishkek (Бишкек) is the capital of Kyrgyzstan. ... Language(s) Turkish, Russian, Georgian,Azerbaijanian Religion(s) Sunni Islam Related ethnic groups Turks, Terekeme, other Muslims of Meskheti Meskhetian Turks are the former Muslim inhabitants of Meskheti (Georgia), along the border with Turkey. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Turkish_Republic_of_Northern_Cyprus. ... Anthem Ä°stiklâl Marşı(Turkish) Independence March Capital Nicosia Official languages Turkish Government Representative democratic republic1  -  President Mehmet Ali Talat  -  Prime Minister Ferdi Sabit Soyer Sovereignty from Cyprus   -  Proclaimed November 15, 1983   -  Recognition By Turkey   -  Independence from Cyprus   -  Declared November 15, 1983  Area  -  Total 3,355 km² (not ranked) 1... District Nicosia District Government  - Mayor Eleni Mavrou Population (2004)  - City 270,000 (Greek part) 85,000 (Turkish part) 355,000 (Total) Time zone EET (UTC+2) Website: www. ... Turkish Cypriots are those inhabitants of Cyprus who are ethnically Turkish[1], as opposed to those who are of Greek (the Greek Cypriots) or other ethnicities. ... Since the founding of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus was unilaterally proclaimed in 1983, the internationally recognized government of the Greek Cypriot-controlled Republic of Cyprus has led an economic, political, cultural, and sporting embargo on the Northern Cyprus, followed by the entire international community, with the exception of... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Turks in the United States are either Turkish people, or other Turkic peoples, who live in the United States even though having been born outside the US, or are United States-born, but have Turkish or other Turkic roots. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... For other places with the same name, see Brussels (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... For other uses, see Berne (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Macedonia. ... For an explanation of terms related to Macedonia, see Macedonia (terminology). ... Location of the city of Skopje (green) in the Republic of Macedonia Government  - Mayor Trifun Kostovski Area  - City 701. ... Turks in the Republic of Macedonia There are 97,500 Turks in the Republic of Macedonia, who live mainly in the municipalities of Centar Župa and Plasnica (in which they form the majority of population), but also much smaller numbers in the cities of Bitola, Gostivar, Tetovo, and Resen. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Turkish people in the United Kingdom are either Turkish people who live in the United Kingdom even though having been born outside the UK, or are British-born, but have Turkish roots. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... Turkish people in Australia are either Turkish people who live in Australia even though having been born outside Australia, or are Australian-born, but have Turkish roots (Turkish-Australian). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Nations. ... For other uses, see Kosovo (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with Republika Srpska. ... UNMIK Head Quarters - PriÅ¡tina. ... The Turks in the post-communist Balkans were faced with one of two difficult experiences in the 1990s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... Map of the Greek Prefectures according to the 1991 census with the minority highlighted. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Not to be confused with Budapest. ... The Turks (Türkler in Turkish, turci in Romanian) are an ethnic minority in Romania, numbering 32,596 people according to the 2002 census and hence making up 0. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Azerbaijan. ... Coordinates: , Country Government  - Mayor Hajibala Abutalybov Area  - City 260 km²  (100. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... For other uses, see Tehran (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Azerbaijani ethnic group. ... For the language, see Qashqai language. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... This article is about the capital of Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iraq. ... Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... The Iraqi Turkmen (also spelled Turkomen, Turcoman, and Turkman) are a distinct Turkic ethnic group living in northern Iraq, notably in the cities of Arbil, Tal Afar, Kirkuk, and Mosul. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5... Image File history File links Flag_of_Syria. ... For other uses, see Damascus (disambiguation). ... Syrian Turkmen or Syrian Turkomen[1] are Syrian citizens of Oghuz Turkish descent, who had been living in the Syrian province of the Ottoman Empire before its dissolution and continue to live in the modern country of Syria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Turks in Japan refer to Japanese citizens who also hold citizenship of Turkey. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Liechtenstein. ... Vaduz and its exclaves in Lichtenstein Coordinates: Area    - City 17. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Location of Zagreb within Croatia Coordinates: , Country RC diocese 1094 Free royal city 1242 Unified 1850 Government  - Mayor Milan Bandić Area [1]  - City 641. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovenia. ...   (IPA: ) is the capital and largest city of Slovenia. ...

See also

Turks in Bulgaria The settlement of Turks in Bulgaria began in the 14th century and in the 2001 Census, the size of the community was estimated at 746,664. ... The Turks (Turkish: Türkler, Dutch: Turken) are an ethnic minority in the Netherlands, numbering 357,900 people in 2006 according to the Dutch Census Bureau and hence making up 2. ... Turkish Cypriots are those inhabitants of Cyprus who are ethnically Turkish[1], as opposed to those who are of Greek (the Greek Cypriots) or other ethnicities. ... German Turks (also commonly Turkish Germans) are Germans of Turkish descent with varying identity as part of a wider German society and who maintain a connection to the Turkish sociology, through cultural and historical affiliation. ... Turkish Australians are Australians of Turkish descent. ... Turkish-Americans are citizens of the United States who are of Turkish ancestry. ... The freighter Giresun which carried thousands of exchanged Turkish Cretans from the ports of Crete to Turkey in the summer of 1923. ... Language(s) Turkish, Russian, Georgian,Azerbaijanian Religion(s) Sunni Islam Related ethnic groups Turks, Terekeme, other Muslims of Meskheti Meskhetian Turks are the former Muslim inhabitants of Meskheti (Georgia), along the border with Turkey. ...

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