Turks in Ireland

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Turks in Ireland
Joseph oneill 2010.jpg
Total population
Several thousand[1]
est. 2,000-3,000[2]
Regions with significant populations
Dublin, Limerick
Languages
Turkish, English
Religion
Islam, Other
A Turkish food market in Capel Street, Dublin.
A Turkish barber shop in Cork.

Turks in Ireland (Turkish: İrlanda Türkleri, Irish: Turcaigh in Éirinn) are Turkish people who live in Ireland having been born elsewhere, or are Irish-born, but have Turkish roots. By Turkish roots, this could mean roots linking back to Turkey, the island of Cyprus or the communities of the Turkish diaspora.

Population[edit]

According to the 2011 Irish census, there are 1,029 Turkish nationals living in Ireland.[3] During the time of a 2005 strike against the GAMA Turkish Construction Company, socialist news websites reported that they alone employed 900[4][5][6] to 2,000[7] Turkish workers. The Turkish embassy may have an investment in down-playing the number of Turks in Ireland given the negative reception of Turks in other European countries, such as German Turks, Dutch-Turks and French-Turks.[2] Thus, overall the number of Turkish descendants living in Ireland is estimated at 2,000-3,000.[2]

Organisations and associations[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Remarks by President McAleese at Irish Community Reception, Istanbul, Turkey, 25th March 2010, Office of the President of Ireland, retrieved 2010-09-06 
  2. ^ a b c Lacey 2007, 154.
  3. ^ "Migration and Diversity", Census 2011 (Central Statistics Office), retrieved 2013-04-15 
  4. ^ Barry 2006, 2.
  5. ^ sovietpop (2005-05-11), "Turkish builders strike in Ireland", Anarkismo, retrieved 2009-01-31 
  6. ^ Dewhurst 2009, 2.
  7. ^ Boyd, Steven (April 2005), GAMA Scandal: Workers fight slave wages, Socialist Party, retrieved 2010-09-05 
  8. ^ About us, Irish Turkish Business Association, retrieved 2010-09-06 
  9. ^ About us, Turkish Association of Ireland, retrieved 2010-09-06 
  10. ^ About us, Turkish Irish Educational and Cultural Society, retrieved 2009-01-31 
  11. ^ Oisin Gallery. "Paul Güven". Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  12. ^ Last FM. "Abs Breen". Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  13. ^ Herald Scotland. "Genclerbirligi sign St Mirren's Billy Mehmet and hope Hearts’ Michael Stewart will follow". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  14. ^ The Economist (2010-10-27). "Family memoir The Q&A: Joseph O'Neill". Retrieved 2011-03-18. 
  15. ^ Kibris Gazetesi. "Sesimizi dünyaya duyuran genç bir yetenek: ANGEL-I". Retrieved 2011-03-18. 

Bibliography[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Lacey, Jonathan (2009), "The Gülen Movement in Ireland: Civil Society Engagements of a Turkish Religio-cultural Movement", Turkish Studies 10 (2): 295–315, doi:10.1080/14683840902864051 

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