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Turks in Israel

Updated: 2017-07-10T01:48Z
Turks in Israel
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Turks in Israel are either Turkish people who live in Israel even though having been born outside Israel, or are Israeli-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. Turks living in Israel are relatively recent immigrant workers who work in construction projects.[2]


Turks first began to settle in Israel during Ottoman rule when the area was part of the province of Syria.

See also



  • Council of Europe (2007), Parliamentary Assembly: Working Papers 2007 Ordinary Session 22–26 January 2007, Council of Europe, ISBN 92-871-6191-7 .
  • Drori, Israel (2009), Foreign Workers in Israel: Global Perspectives, SUNY Press, ISBN 0-7914-7689-8 .

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