Turks in Finland
|Regions with significant populations|
|Turkish and Finnish.|
Turks in Finland (Turkish: Finlandiya Türkleri; Finnish: Suomen turkkilaiset) are the ethnic Turkish people living in Finland, including Finnish-born persons who have Turkish parents or a Turkish ancestral background.
Turkish migration to Finland is a relatively new phenomenon in the country; the majority have predominantly arrived since the late 1980s and are made up of largely male immigrants. Thus, many Turkish adolescents have a Finnish mother. Between 1987 and 2012 there have been 8,904 Turkish citizens who have migrated to Finland.
|Number of Turkish immigrants entering Finland by year|
The majority of Turkish immigrants are self-employed and are predominantly active in the restaurant and fast food sector.
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