Turks in Yemen

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Turks in Yemen
Total population
10,000[1][2]–30,000[3]
Regions with significant populations
Sana'a
Languages
Religion
Islam

Turks in Yemen, also known as Yemeni Turks, refers to the ethnic Turks who live in Yemen.

History[edit]

The majority of today's Yemeni Turks are the descendants of the Ottoman Turkish colonizers who began to migrate to the region as part of the expansion of the Ottoman Empire, which controlled, at least nominally, the region for over 300 years. The Yemen Eyalet (province) of the Ottoman Empire covered much of modern Yemen.

Demographics[edit]

Today, estimates of the Turkish community in Yemen range from more than 10,000[1][2] to 30,000.[3] About 6,000 live in Sana'a.[1]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ayhan 2010, 17.
  2. ^ a b Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Cumhurbaşkanlığı. "Cumhurbaşkanı Gül, Türkiye-Yemen İş Forumu'nda". Retrieved 2011-05-12. 
  3. ^ a b Star Gazete. "Yemen Mecnun’u çöllere düşüren büyülü ülke". Retrieved 2011-05-12. 

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