Turkey, the bridge between Asia and Europe, has plenty of ethnic diversity due to thousands of years of immigrations. Much like the United States, the country has been through many waves of immigration.
Turks make up about 80% of the population. The rest are mostly Kurds, although in Istanbul there are significant populations of Greek and Roma. There are also numerous minority populations of Caucasians, Europeans, and Arabs.
Turks: Turks define themselves by a common culture. They descended from nomadic tribes such as the Mongols and the Huns. After working with Arab armies, they converted to Islam in the 9th and 10th centuries.
There are three main groups of Turks: Anatolian Turks, the most prominent; Rumelian Turks, and Central Asian Turks. Their ethnicities are defined by paths of immigration.
Plan Turkey Vacation to experience the rich and ancient culture of this nation.