Peoples of the Caucasus in Turkey

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The terms People of the Caucasus and Caucasian people indicate two main groups of people in Turkey:

Caucasian refugees[edit]

The Ottoman and Russian fought at least 17 wars between 1568 and 1917. The Ottomans lost vast and often solidly Turkish and Muslim, territories spanning from the Crimea to Circassia to the Russians. The Russians killed many inhabitants of these Ottoman lands and expelled the rest to Turkey. So many Turks descend from refugees from Russia that the adage in Turkey is: "If you scratch a Turk, you find a Circassian persecuted by Russians underneath." [2]

See also[edit]


  • Ethnic Groups in the Republic of Turkey, Peter Alford Andrews, Wiesbaden, 1989; ISBN 3-89500-297-6
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  2. ^ Turkey Fears Russia Too Much to Intervene in Syria