Turks in Sweden
|(100,000 Turkish citizens
Plus a further 30,000 Bulgarian Turks and Macedonian Turks)
|Regions with significant populations|
|Stockholm (Rinkeby, Tensta, Alby) · Gothenburg (Biskopsgården, Hisingen) · Malmö (Rosengard)|
|Turkish · Swedish|
Turks in Sweden or Swedish Turks (Swedish: Turkar i Sverige; Turkish: İsveç Türkleri) are people of Turkish ethnicity living in Sweden, mostly of Macedonian Turkish and Bulgarian Turkish descent and ancestry from the Balkan states of Macedonia and Bulgaria while another large remainder of the (Turkish) ethnic minority has immigrant ancestral roots in Turkey proper. According to the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, there are 100,000 people in Sweden with a Turkish background, and a further 10,000 Swedish-Turks live in Turkey.
Famous Turkish Swedes
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- Muamet Asanovski, footballer
- İlhan Erşahin
- Erol Bekir, footballer and sports coach
- Timur Ersöz, independent filmmaker
- Serkhan İnan
- Erdin Dahmir, footballer
- Måhmet Kaplan, politician
- Vendela Kirsebom, model
- Emin Nuhri, footballer
- Yuksäl Osmanovsi, footballer
- Sermin Uozorkot
- Sibel Redzep, popular Swedish singer
- Erkan Tsangin, footballer
- Zafer Lavindal, chef
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