Turks in Jordan

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Turks in Jordan
Total population
plus 8,262 Turkish citizens (2009)[2]
Regions with significant populations

Turks in Jordan, also known as Jordan Turks (Turkish: Ürdün Türkleri), are people of Turkish ancestry living in Jordan. These people have had a thriving presence in Jordan since the rule of the Ottoman Empire. Today, there is a minority of about 60,000 people in the country who are the descendants of the Ottoman-Turkish immigrants.[1] In addition to this, there are also 8,262 Turkish citizens who are recent migrants to Jordan.[2]

Notable people[edit]

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  • Akar, Metin (1993), "Fas Arapçasında Osmanlı Türkçesinden Alınmış Kelimeler", Türklük Araştırmaları Dergisi 7: 91–110 
  • Council of Europe (2007), Parliamentary Assembly: Working Papers 2007 Ordinary Session 22-26 January 2007, Council of Europe, ISBN 92-871-6191-7 .
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (2005), Migration, Remittances and Development, OECD Publishing, ISBN 92-64-01388-1 .