Yazidis in Turkey

Yazidis in Turkey
Total population
1,000[1] (est.)
Kurmanci, Turkish

Yazidis in Turkey may refer to people born in or residing in Turkey of full or partial Yazidi origin.

Turkey is in the area of Yazidi people along with neighboring Iraq and Iran. In 1923, the Yazidi population in Turkey was 18,000. Most Yazidis left the country and went abroad in 1980s and 1990s, mainly in Germany though as the area they resided was in the south eastern area of Turkey, an area were has been heavy clashes between the Turkish government and PKK.

Notable Yazidis in Turkey


  1. "Türkiyedeki Kürtlerin Sayısı!". Milliyet (in Turkish). 2008-06-06. Retrieved 2008-06-07.
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