Turkish Americans

Turkish Americans or American Turks are Americans of ethnic Turkish origin. The term


Turkish Americans or American Turks are Americans of ethnic Turkish origin. The term "Turkish Americans" can therefore refer to ethnic Turkish immigrants to the United States, as well as their American-born descendants, who originate either from the Ottoman Empire or from modern post-Ottoman nation states; whilst the majority trace their roots to the Republic of Turkey, there are also significant ethnic Turkish communities in the US which descend from the island of Cyprus, the Balkans, North Africa, the Levant and other areas of the former Ottoman Empire.
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