Anatolian Bulgarians The Anatolian Bulgarians or Bulgarians of Asia Minor (малоазийски българи, maloazijski bălgari, or shortly, малоазианци, maloazianci) were Eastern Orthodox Bulgarians who settled i...
Arabs in Turkey Arabs in Turkey (العرب في تركيا, Türkiye'deki Araplar) refers to Turkish citizens who are ethnically Arab and who settled there prior to the arrival of Turkic tribes in Asia Minor.
Armenian people Armenian people or Armenians (հայեր, hayer) are a nation and ethnic group native to the Caucasus and the Armenian Highland.
Armenians Armenians (հայեր, hayer ) are an ethnic group native to the Armenian Highland.
Armenians in Istanbul Armenians in Istanbul are one of the largest ethnic minorities of Istanbul, Turkey.
Armenians in Turkey Armenians in Turkey (Türkiye Ermenileri; Թուրքահայեր, also Թրքահայեր, both meaning Turkish Armenians) one of the indigenous peoples of Turkey, have an estimated population of 40,000 to 70,000 (t...
Arnauts Arnaut (Ottoman Turkish: آرناﺌود) is a Turkish term used to denote Albanians.
Aromanians Aromanians, or Vlachs (Aromanian: Armânji, Rrâmânji, Makidonji), are a Latin people native throughout the southern Balkans, especially in northern and central Greece, southern ...
Assyrian people The Assyrians, also known as Syrians, Syriacs, Arameans, and Chaldeans (see names of Syriac Christians), are an ethnic group whose origins lie in ancient Mesopotamia.
Assyrians in Turkey Assyrians/Syriacs in Turkey (Asurlular) were once a large ethnic minority in the Ottoman Empire, but following the Assyrian Genocide, many were murdered or emigrated.
Assyrians/Syriacs in Turkey Assyrians/Syriacs in Turkey were once a large ethnic minority in the Ottoman Empire, but numbers have dwindled due to the Assyrian Genocide and or emigration.
Azerbaijani people The Azerbaijanis (Azərbaycanlılar, آذربایجانلیلار) are the Turkic-speaking ethnic group living mainly in the two Azerbaijans (the Republic of Azerbaijan and Iranian Azerbaijan), as well as in ne...
Azerbaijanis in Turkey Azerbaijanis in Turkey or Turkish Azerbaijanis (Türkiyə azərbaycanlıları) are Azerbaijani people in Turkey, and are Turkish citizens and permanent residents of ethnic Azerbaijani background.
Baklahorani Baklahorani (alternatively, Bakla Horani; Μπακλαχοράνι) or Tataula carnival (Αποκριές στα Ταταύλα) is a carnival celebrated annually in Istanbul, Turkey, by members of the local Gree...
Bosniaks The Bosniaks, or less commonly Bosniacs, are a South Slavic ethnic group living mainly in Bosnia and Herzegovina along with a native minority present in other countries of the Balkan Peninsula; especially in the Sandžak region of Serbia and Montenegro, and in Croatia.
Bosporus Germans Bosporus Germans are those ethnic Germans living and settled in Istanbul since the second half of the 19th century.
Canadians in Turkey There are over 1,100 Canadians living in Turkey, the majority of which are based in Ankara and Istanbul according to the Registration of Canadians Abroad and the local Canadian embassy and...
Cappadocian Greeks Cappadocian Greeks also known as Greek Cappadocians (Έλληνες-Καππαδόκες, Ελληνοκαππαδόκες, Καππαδόκες; Kapadokyalı Rumlar) or simply Cappadocians are an ethnic Greek community native...
Chechen people Chechens (Нохчий Old Chechen: Нахчой Nakhchuoi) are a Caucasian ethnic group of the Nakh peoples originating in the North Caucasus region of Eastern Europe.
Chechens in Turkey Chechens in Turkey are Turkish citizens of Chechen descent and Chechen refugees living in Turkey.
Chveneburi Chveneburi (ჩვენებური, çveneburi), meaning "of us" in Georgian, is an autonym of Muslim immigrants of Georgian descent who had settled in non-Georgian majority regions of Turkey, thus, "of u...
Circassians in Turkey The Circassians in Turkey (East Circassian and West Circassian: Адыгэхэр Тырку Adyghexer Tyrku; Türkiye'deki Çerkezler) are one of the largest ethnic minorities in Turkey, with a population ...
Circassians Majlis Circassians Majlis: Was a political and resistant unity which took place in 1860 after a meeting in -currently Sochi in Russia- between the leaders of three coastal Adyghe Tribes the (Shapsugs,...
Cossacks in Turkey Cossacks in Turkey refers to descendants of a group of Don Cossacks who had lived in the territory of the Republic of Turkey until they migrated in 1962.
Crimean Tatars Crimean Tatars (or Крымские татары, Кримськi татари) are a Turkic ethnic group native to the Crimean peninsula.
Dom people The Dom (also called "Doma" and "Domi"; دومي / ALA-LC: دومري /) of the Middle East, North Africa, Caucasus, Central Asia and India are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group.
Filipinos in Turkey There were 5,500 Filipinos in Turkey as of 2008, according to estimates by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas and the local Philippine embassy in Ankara.
Franco-Levantines Levantines or Franco-Levantines are Latin Christians who lived under the Ottoman Empire.
Georgian people The Georgians (ქართველები, kartvelebi) are an ethnic group that originates in Georgia, where they constitute a majority of the population.
Georgians Georgians (ქართველები, kartvelebi) are an indigenous Caucasian ethnic group.
Germans in Turkey There are over 50,000 Germans living in Turkey, primarily Germans married to Turkish spouses, employees, retirees and long-term tourists who buy properties across the Turkish coastline, of...
Greeks in Turkey The Greeks in Turkey (Rumlar) constitute a population of Greek and Greek-speaking Eastern Orthodox Christians who mostly live in Istanbul, including its district Princes' Islands, as well as on ...
Hemshin peoples The Hemshin peoples (Համշէնցիներ Hamshentsiner) or Hemshinli (Hemşinli) also known as Hamshenis or Homshetsi, are a diverse group of peoples who in the past or present have been affiliated with the Hemşin district in the province of Rize, Turkey.
Indians in Turkey Indians in Turkey are a small community numbering 300 and comprising roughly 100 families.
Ingush people The Ingush (Ingush: ГIалгIай Ghalghai, pronounced) are a Caucasian native ethnic group of the North Caucasus, mostly inhabiting the Russian republic of Ingushetia.
Iraqis in Turkey Iraqis in Turkey includes Turkish citizens of Iraqi origin, Iraqi-born citizens and Iraqi refugees.
Japanese people in Turkey There is a medium-sized population of Japanese people in Turkey, comprising mostly recent expatriates from Japan.
Kajars The Kajars (also spelled Qajars, Kadzhars, Cadzhars, Cadjars and so on) are a Turkic people of the Oghuz Turks who lived variously, with other tribes, in the area that is...
Karachays The Karachays are a Turkic speaking people of the North Caucasus region, mostly situated in the Russian Karachay-Cherkess Republic.
Karamanlides The Karamanlides (Καραμανλήδες; Karamanlılar), or simply Karamanlis are a Orthodox, Turkish-speaking people native to the Karaman and Cappadocia regions of Anatolia.
Karapapak The Karapapak (Qarapapaq, Terekeme, Tərəkəmə) (meaning Black Hat) are a Turkic-speaking sub-ethnic group of Azerbaijanis who mainly live in Azerbaijan, in Georgia, in the northeast of Turkey nea...
Kurdish people The Kurdish people, or Kurds (کورد, Kurd), are an ethnic group in Western Asia, mostly inhabiting a region known as Kurdistan, which includes adjacent parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.
Kurds in Turkey According to some estimates Kurds compose 15.7%-25% and by others 10%-23% of the population in Turkey (Kurdên li Tirkiye; Türkiye'deki Kürtler).
Küresünni Küresünni are a group of Kurdicized Turks settled in the territory of former Maku County in Iran.
Latin-Levantines Latin-Levantines,Levantines or Franco-Levantines are Latin Christians who lived under the Ottoman Empire.
Laz people The Laz (Lazi (ლაზი) or Lazepe (ლაზეფე) in Laz; Lazi (ლაზი) or Č’ani (ჭანი) in Georgian or Lazlar in Turkish) are an ethnic group native to the Black Sea coastal regions of T...
Levantines (Latin Christians) Levantines or Franco-Levantines (French: Levantins, Italian: Levantini, Greek: Φραγκολεβαντίνοι (pr:"Frankolevantini"), Turkish: Levantenler or Tatlısu Frenkleri) are L...
Mhallami The Mhallami, or Mhalmites, (محلّمى, Turkish: Mıhellemi) are a Semitic people originating from the Assyrian/Syriac people.
Minorities in Turkey Minorities in Turkey form a substantial part of the country's population, with an estimated 25-30% of the populace belonging to an ethnic minority according to the CIA World Factbook.
Muhacir Muhacir (sometimes maacir in colloquial Turkish) is a term of Arabic origin (مهاجر, Muhajir or Mohajir) in Turkish language, used across ethnicities, and that corresponds to peop...
Muhajir (Turkey) Muhacir is a term used to refer to Ottoman Muslim citizens who emigrated to Anatolia during the late 19th and early 20th century.
Nemerems Nemerems is the name of the clan that is a sub-clan of a bigger group, Abdalan.
Pomaks Pomaks is a term used for Bulgarian-speaking Muslims who are indigenous to southern Bulgaria, Northern Greece, Turkey, Albania, Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo. also referred to in Greece and Turkey as Pomak language.
Pontic Greeks The Pontic Greeks also known as Pontian Greeks (Πόντιοι, Ελληνοπόντιοι, Póntioi, Ellinopóntioi; Pontus Rumları, Karadeniz Rumlari) are an ethnically Greek group who traditionally l...
Qajars (tribe) The Qajars (also spelled Kadjars, Kajars, Kadzhars, Cadzhars, Cadjars and so on) are a Turkic Oghuz tribe who lived variously, with other tribes, in the area that i...
Qajars (Turkic people) The Qajars (also spelled Kajars, Kadzhars, Cadzhars, Cadjars and so on) are a Turkic people of the Oghuz Turks who lived variously, with other tribes, in the area that is...
Qaraei The Qaraei, Kerey, or Kara Tatar (Qarai, Qaray, Karai,Garai, Gharaei, Ghara Tatar, Qara Tatar, Керей, къарай, Кэрэйд, כרי, 克烈.
Sadz The Sadz or Asadzwa, also Jigets are a subethnic group of the Abkhazians.
Sephardi Jews Sephardi Jews, also known as Sephardic Jews or simply Sephardim, are a Jewish ethnic division whose ethnogenesis and emergence as a distinct community of Jews traces back to immigran...
Shapsugs Shapsugs (Adyghe: Шапсыгъ Russian: шапсуги, Arabic: الشابسوغ) are a Circassian tribe of the Adyghe branch, who are currently living in the Tuapsinsky District (Tuapse) of Krasnodar Krai, Lazare...
Shaqaqi Shaqaqi is a very large, but almost totally Azerified confederation of Kurdish tribes, are the offshoots to the Shakaki /Shakak confederacy of Kurdish tribes that reside primarily between Lake U...
Tatars Tatars (Old Turkic tatar; modern Volga Tatar:), historically Tartars, is an umbrella term for Turkic peoples in the territory of the former Russian Empire (and as such generally includes all Northwestern Turkic speaking peoples).
Turkish people Turkish people (Türkler) are a Turkic ethnic group primarily living in Turkey, and in the former lands of the Ottoman Empire where Turkish minorities have been established.
Ubykh people The Ubykh are a group who spoke the Northwest Caucasian Ubykh language, until other local languages displaced it and its last speaker died in 1992.
Vallahades The Vallahades or Valaades were a Greek-speaking, Muslim population who lived along the river Haliacmon in southwest Greek Macedonia, in and around Anaselitsa and Grevena. They numbered about 17,000.
Zaza people The Zazas, Kird, Kirmanc or Dimilis are an Iranian people whose native language is Zazaki, spoken in eastern Anatolia.