Turks in Moldova

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Turks in Moldova
Total population
(est 1,000[1])
Sunni Islam

Turks in Moldova are Turkish people who live in Moldova even though having been born outside Moldova, or are Moldovan-born, but have Turkish roots. By Turkish roots, this could mean roots linking back to Turkey, the island of Cyprus or the communities of the Turkish diaspora.

Facts and figures[edit]

According to Moldova figures, the number of residents born in Turkey is steadily increasing (note that these figures do not include the Moldova born Turks):

Year Turkish population
2000 154
2001 110
2002 180
2003 196
2004 273
2005 462
2006 443
2007 462
2008 514
(Source:National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova[2])

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Council of Europe 2007, 131.
  2. ^ National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova. "Distribution of immigrants by nationality and purpose of arrival, in 2007". Retrieved 2009-10-31. 


  • Council of Europe (2007), Parliamentary Assembly: Working Papers 2007 Ordinary Session 22–26 January 2007, Council of Europe, ISBN 92-871-6191-7 .