Turks in Poland

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Turks in Poland
Total population
2,000-2,500[1]
Regions with significant populations
Languages
Religion
Islam, Roman Catholicism
A Turkish Kebab shop in Łódź

Turks in Poland are people of Turkish ethnicity living in Poland who form one of the country's smaller minority groups.

Turkish community[edit]

The total number of Turkish people in Poland is underestimated and data collected by different public institutions seem to be incoherent. Over the last decade, Poland has seen a wave of Turkish immigrants who have had to actively look for an economic niche for themselves. They started as small traders and wholesalers; today, they have become successful entrepreneurs and investors.[2]

Demographics[edit]

The majority live in Warsaw or in the vicinity; but small communities of Turks are also reported in Poznań, Gdańsk and Łódź.[2]

Naturalisation[edit]

Naturalisation of Turkish citizens:[3]
Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Persons 8 8 4 15 1 5 11 19 36

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Koryś, Izabela; Żuchaj, Olimpia (2000), Turkish Migratory Flows To Poland: General Description, Institute for Social Studies University of Warsaw .
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (2008), International Migration Outlook: SOPEMI 2008, OECD Publishing, ISBN 92-64-04565-1 .
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (2004), The State of The World's Cities 2004/2005: Globalization and Urban Culture, Earthscan, ISBN 1-84407-160-X .