Turks in Poland

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Turks in Poland
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Islam, Roman Catholicism
A Turkish Kebab shop in Łódź

Turks in Poland are people of Turkish ethnicity living in Poland who form one of the country's smaller minority groups.

Facts and figures[edit]

There is little coherent statistical data regarding the numbers of Turks residing in Poland. The majority of Turks live in Warsaw and Łódź but there are also Turkish communities in Gdańsk, Poznań, Krakow and Wroclaw and students in small cities like Lublin or Krosno.[2]

Turkish community[edit]

Many Turks in Poland are entrepreneurs and investors.[3]


The majority live in Warsaw or in the vicinity; but small communities of Turks are also reported in Poznań, Gdańsk and Łódź.[3]


Naturalisation of Turkish citizens:[4]
Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Persons 8 8 4 15 1 5 11 19 36

Notable people[edit]


  • Koryś, Izabela; Żuchaj, Olimpia (2000), Turkish Migratory Flows To Poland: General Description, Institute for Social Studies University of Warsaw .
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (2008), International Migration Outlook: SOPEMI 2008, OECD Publishing, ISBN 92-64-04565-1 .
  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (2004), The State of The World's Cities 2004/2005: Globalization and Urban Culture, Earthscan, ISBN 1-84407-160-X .