Turks in Poland

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Turks in Poland
Total population
Regions with significant populations
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]


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


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]



  • 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 .