Filipinos in Turkey

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Filipinos in Turkey
Total population
5,500[1]
Languages
Tagalog · other languages of the Philippines · English · Turkish
Religion
Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Overseas Filipinos

There were 5,500 Filipinos in Turkey as of 2008, according to estimates by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas and the Philippine embassy in Ankara.[1] Out of those, most are recorded as maids and 'overseas workers' employed in households of diplomatic communities and elite Turkish families.[2] Moreover, a ten percent or approximately 500 Filipinos in Turkey are skilled workers and professionals working as engineers, architects, doctors and teachers.[2] Most of the Filipinos reside in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya and nearby surrounding areas.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "No Filipino casualty in Turkey quake - DFA". GMA News. 3 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "PGMA off on a 3-nation swing". Pinoy Global Online News. 2007.