Turks in Qatar

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Turks in Qatar
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Turkish, Arabic

Turks in Qatar form one of the country's smaller minority groups. When Turkish labour migration to Germany subsided in the mid-1970s, Turkish migrants began to migrate to Arab oil countries, especially Libya, Saudi Arabia and Iraq as well as Qatar. The Turkish government supported labour migration via Turkish construction companies in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf.[2] Over 90% of Turkish immigrants in Qatar are employed.[3]


  1. ^ bq magazine, Doha, Qatar. "Qatar´s population by nationality". Retrieved 2014-12-15. 
  2. ^ Faist 2000, 87.
  3. ^ Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001, 264.


  • Faist, Thomas (2000), The volume and dynamics of international migration and transnational social spaces, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-829726-2 .
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (2001), Trends in international migration: Continuous reporting system on migration. 25th annual report, 2000 edition, OECD Publishing, ISBN 92-64-18612-3 .