Turks in Saudi Arabia ( Turkish: ) are either Suudi Arabistan Türkleri Turkish people who live in Saudi Arabia even though having been born outside Saudi Arabia, or are Saudi Arabian-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.
History [ edit ]
Starting in the 1970s, economic relations between
Turkey and Saudi Arabia grew. In 1977, there was 6,500 Turks in Saudi Arabia, 5,000 of which were officially reported workers. [4 ] [5 ] [6 ] [7 ] [8 ]
Emigration of Turkish workers to Saudi Arabia
[9 ] [10 ]
Business [ edit ]
There are some 2,100 Turkish-operated hairdresser shops, 3,200 restaurants, and 1,900 furniture stores in Saudi Arabia.
Religion [ edit ]
Turkish people living in Saudi Arabia are
Sunni Muslims. Turkish laborers returning from Riyadh seem to be less likely to espouse Shariah (Islamic law) than those living in European countries. [12 ]
Notable Turks in Saudi Arabia [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Harzig, Juteau & Schmitt 2006, 67.
^ Koslowski 2004, 41.
^ Karpat 2004, 12.
^ Fuller 2008, 125.
^ Hale 1981, 249.
^ Sirageldin 2003, 236.
^ Jung & Piccoli 2001, 140.
^ Unan 2009, 43.
^ Papademetriou & Martin 1991, 120.
^ Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 1997, 165.
^ Ergener 2002, 76.
^ Gerald Robbins. Fostering an Islamic Reformation. American Outlook, Spring 2002 issue.
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