Turks in Egypt
The Turks in Egypt, also referred to as Egyptian Turks, Turkish-Egyptians and Turco-Egyptians (Arabic: أتراك مصر Turkish: Mısır Türkleri) are Egyptian citizens of partial or full Turkish ancestry, who are the descendants of settlers that arrived in the region during the rule of several Turkic dynasties, including: the Tulunid (868–905), Ikhshidid (935–969), Zengid (1127–1250), Mamluk (1250–1517), and Ottoman (1517–1867 and 1867–1914) eras. Today their descendants continue to live in Egypt and still identify as Egyptians of Turkish or mixed origin, though they are also fully integrated in Egyptian society.
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During the four centuries of Ottoman rule, Turkish settlers arrived predominately from Anatolia; however, many also arrived from the Ottoman Isles (such as the Aegean islands, Crete, and Cyprus), as well as from prominent Ottoman cities (such as Istanbul, Algiers, and Tunis).
In 1833 one estimate claimed that the Turkish population in Egypt was 30,000; however, in 1835, the Missionary Herald newspaper claimed that the population [of Ottoman Egypt] is of a mixed character, the great mass being Arabic language speaking Muslims, and a minority of Turkish speakers who belonged to the Ottoman ruling-class.  Similarly, in 1840, The Saturday Magazine series claimed that Egypt's population was only about two million and a half, the majority of whom are of Arabic speaking masses and Ottoman ruling class. This study is widely discredited and has no scientific basis.
By 1878 the Karl Baedeker Firm published a census stating that the population of Egypt "hardly exceeds 5 millions" and that the population of Turkish origin numbered barely 100,000 (accounting to approximately 2% of the population), mainly concentrated to the towns.
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(including Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds etc.)
Prior to the Egyptian revolution in 1919, the ruling elite were mainly Turkish, or of Turkish descent, which was part of the heritage from the Ottoman rule of Egypt. The ethnic affiliation in Egypt at this time was still blurry; however, Amal Talaat Abdelrazek describes the Turkish society in Egypt with the following words:
"This interiorized rejection of things local and Arabic in part derives from the fact that the ruling and upper classes in the years before the revolution were mainly Turkish, or of Turkish descent, part of the heritage from the Ottoman rule in Egypt. If one was not really Western, but belonged to the elite, one was Turkish. Only the masses, the country folk, were quite simply Egyptian in the first place, and possibly Arabs secondarily."
During the Ottoman rule of Egypt, the region was ruled directly by Turkish-speaking elites. Consequently, the lexical Turkish influence of Egyptian Arabic has been clearer and more consistent than in Levantine Arabic, especially the formal terms like Pasha and Bek which are still used till today in daily conversations. Today, many Turkish lexical items (and Persian borrowings through Turkish) have been firmly integrated into Egyptian Arabic.
According to an article by Gamal Nkrumah in the Egyptian Al-Ahram Weekly, estimates regarding the population of the Turkish minority vary considerably, ranging from 100,000 to 1,500,000. However, one estimate in 1971 suggested that the population of Cretan Turks alone numbered 100,000 in Egypt. Moreover, another estimate in 1993 claimed that the Turkish minority in Egypt numbered 1.5 million at the time.
The following is a list of Egyptian people of at least partial Turkish descent.
- Velia Abdel-Huda ("Princess Lulie"), the first Muslim woman to study at Oxford University
- Muhammad Abduh, religious scholar and liberal reformer
- Adel Adham, actor
- Ismail Adham, writer and scholar
- Mohamed Fahim ElGuindy, Artist and furniture maker
- Eqbal Afifi, with of Anwar Sadat
- Tatamkulu Afrika, poet
- Zakariyya Ahmad, musician
- Ibrahim Ahmed, artist
- Shajar al-Durr, the second Muslim woman to become a monarch in Islamic history
- Somaya El Alfy, actress
- Tawfiq al-Hakim, writer
- Leila Ahmed, writer
- Ismail Mustafa al-Falaki, astronomer and mathematician
- Tawfiq al-Hakim, writer
- Mustafa Lutfi al-Manfaluti, writer
- Mervat Amin, actress
- Qasim Amin, women's rights activists
- Marwan Anwer, musician
- Azza Badr, writer and journalist
- Hoda Badran, Chairperson of the Alliance for Arab Women
- Ali Bahjat, archaeologist and historian
- Khair Bey
- Hussein Bikar, painter
- Nonie Darwish, human rights activist
- Nabila Ebeid, actress
- Nawal El Saadawi, feminist.
- Mai Ezz Eldin, actress
- Abbas II of Egypt, Khedive of Egypt
- Ali Kamel Fahmi, prince (murdered by his wife Marguerite Alibert)
- Mustafa Fahmi, Prime Minister of Egypt
- Abdel Rahman Fahmy, writer
- Ashraf Fahmy, actor
- Mohammad Farid, nationalist leader, writer and lawyer
- Hussein Fakhry, minister of education & Prime Minister of Egypt
- Hassan Fathy, architect
- Laila Fawzi, Miss Egypt (1940) & actress
- Mohamed Fawzi, musician
- Dodi Fayed, film producer & last companion of Diana, Princess of Wales
- Mustafa Fazıl, Prince
- Ola Ghanem, actress
- Mahmud Tahir Haqqi, writer
- Yahya Haqqi, writer
- Aziza Shukri Hussein, social welfare expert
- Ahmed Hussein, social scientist, reformer, and ambassador to the United States
- Hafez Ibrahim, poet
- Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, former Secretary-General of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference
- Khalid Islambouli, army officer
- Muhammad 'Uthman Jalal, writer
- Shaykh ‘Abd al-’Aziz Jawish, educator
- Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu, writer
- Omar Kahhala, scholar
- Ahmed Kamal, Egyptologist
- Seheir Kansouh, writer
- Shahin Kinjm, soldier and statesman
- Kasim Kutay, CEO of Novo Holdings A/S
- Amin Maalouf, writer
- Ahmed Magdy, actor
- Shahinda Maklad, Secretary of Peasant Affairs in the Tajamu Party
- Şemsettin Mardin, Turkish ambassador to Lebanon
- Nihal Mazloum, jeweler and artisan
- Ahmad Mazlum, cabinet minister and parliamentary leader
- Abdul Muhammad, religious reformer and writer
- Nabawiyya Musa, feminist
- Cesa Nabarawi, feminist
- Muhammad Naji, painter
- Muhammad Tawfiq Nasim, Prime Minister of Egypt
- Sherine Seif El Nasr, actress
- Mahmoud El Nokrashy, second prime minister of the Kingdom of Egypt
- Nermin Nazim, television news anchor, show host, and poet
- Wedad Orfi, filmmaker
- Isma'il Pasha, Khedive of Egypt
- Tewfik Pasha
- Tusun Pasha
- Poussi, actress
- Muhammad Qadir, judge and writer
- Noura Qadry, actress
- Ihsan Abdel Quddous
- Ahmed Rami, poet
- Bahigah Rashid, women's rights activists
- Dawoud Rateb, labor union leader
- Fawzia A. Reda, painter, theatre artist and graphic designer
- Hussein Refki, war minister and senator
- Hussein Riad, actor
- Muhammad Rifat, historian and minister of education
- Hind Rostom, actress
- Rojina, actress
- Zaki Rostom, actor
- Hussein Rushdi, Prime Minister of Egypt
- Ali Sabri, Prime Minister of Egypt
- Nazli Sabri, first Queen of Egypt
- Sherif Sabri, politician
- Muhammad Said, Prime Minister of Egypt
- Mahmoud Sa'id, painter
- Ismail Sadiq, Minister of Finance
- Hussein Salem, businessman
- Abdel Khalek Sarwat, Prime Minister of Egypt
- Zeinab Sedky, actress
- Huda Sha'arawi, pioneering Egyptian feminist leader
- Ahmed Zaki Abu Shadi, poet
- Elham Shahin, actress
- Muhammad Sharif, Prime Minister of Egypt
- Ahmed Shawqi, writer
- Farid Shawqi, actor
- Shadia, actress
- Fouad Shafiq, actor
- Sherihan, actress
- Hanaa El Shorbagy, actress
- Shwikar, actress
- Suzanne Spahi, artist
- Huda Sultan, actress
- Halil Şerif ("Khalil-Bey"), diplomat and art collector
- Ibn Taghribirdi
- Laila Taher, actress
- Muhammed Taher, the "father" of the Mediterranean Games
- Ahmed Talaat, aristocrat notable for donating 70,000 books to the National Library
- Zein Al-Sharaf Talal, Queen of Jordan
- Ismail Jabal Tareq, first fleet admiral of the Egyptian navy
- Ahmed Taymour, writer
- Aisha Taymur, writer
- Mahmoud Teymour, writer
- Muhammad Taymur, playwright
- Zubaida Tharwat, actress
- Hanan Tork, actress
- Dina Torkia, fashion designer and blogger
- Ahmad ibn Tulun, founder of the Tulunid dynasty
- Hasan Husni al-Tuwayrani, writer
- Youssef Wahbi, actor
- Adham Wanly, painter
- Seif Wanly, painter
- Adly Yakan, Prime Minister of Egypt
- Muhammad Wali al-Din Yakan, writer
- Nil Yalter, artist
- Madiha Yousri, actress
- Rose al Yusuf, actress and journalist
- Safiya Zaghloul, political activist dubbed "Umm Al-Masryeen" ("the Mother of Egyptians")
- Ahmed Zaher, actor
- Maurice Zilber, horse trainer
- Youssef Zulficar, judge and father-in-law of Farouk of Egypt
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- DNA analysis proves that Egyptians are Ethnic North Africans not Arabs,
Only 17 percent of Egyptians are Arabs, while 68 percent of the indigenous population is from North Africa, four percent are from Jewish ancestry, three percent are of East African origins, another three percent from Asia Minor and three percent are South European.
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Today, the number of ethnic Turks in Egypt varies considerably, with estimates ranging from 100,000 to 1,500,000. Most have intermingled in Egyptian society and are almost indistinguishable from non-Turkish Egyptians, even though a considerable number of Egyptians of Turkish origin are bilingual.
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İhsanoğlu, who was born in Cairo in 1943
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Shadiya deserves some mention. Born to a family of Turkish origin, she was a cabaret singer whose rise on the screen was meteoric...
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He mixed well with Europeans and was scrupulously honest, but was extremely proud of his Turkish background...
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More renowned in Egypt (and, particularly, in the other Arab lands) are Yusuf Wahbi and his confederates...He was born in a well-to-do Egyptian family of Turkish origin.
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Safiya Zaghloul herself played an important role in Egypt's political movement. Of Turkish origin and the daughter of Mustafa Pasha Fahmi (who formed the cabinet five times), she mobilised Egyptian ladies to stage a demonstration during the 1919 revolution. This was the first time that Arab women participated in such a politically- oriented movement, and for that she was called Umm Al-Masryeen, the Mother of Egyptians.
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True, his father 'Abduh ibn Hasan Khair Allah, came from a family of Turkish origin that had settled in the village of Mahallat Nasr in the Buhairah Province at some remote time in the past...
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Afrika was born in Egypt in 1920 to a Turkish father and Egyptian mother, who moved to South Africa when Africa was two.
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Singer and composer. Born in Cairo to an Egyptian father and a Turkish mother...
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To answer for myself, I claim myself as an African, and it’s just the tip of my identity. I’m African. I also have Arabness in me. I know for a fact I have Turkish blood. It’s very complex, our identity, and so is Africa. Africa is very complex. It’s all these things.
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Playwright, novelist, and essayist. Tawfiq was born in Ramleh, Alexandria, to an Egyptian landowning father and an aristocratic Turkish mother.
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Born in 1940 in Cairo, Leila Ahmed was the child of an upper middle-class Egyptian father and an upper-class mother of Turkish ancestry.
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Astronomer and mathematician. Of Turkish origin, he was born and reared in Cairo.
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Archaeologist, Islamic art historianm and leading excavator or Fustat, Egypt's first Arab capital. Of Turkish extraction, he was born in the village of Bahat al-'Ajuz (in Beni Suef province).
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My father came from a large middle-class Egyptian family. Born in 1920,...His father was of Turkish ancestry and his mother's family was rooted in the Egyptian delta.
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Ali Kamel Fahmi...Belonging to the upper class of notables most of whom were of Turkish origin,
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Politician, cabinet minister, and twice premier. He was born in Crete to a Turkish family that had earlier settled in Algeria.
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Abdel Rahman Fahmy says that he is half Ethiopian and half Turkish by blood...
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Nationalist leader, writer and lawyer. Farid came from a landowning family of Turkish origin.
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Husayn Fakhri, the long-serving Turkish minister of education...
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Social welfare expert and leading advocate of family planning. Born in zifta to an Egyptian father (a surgeon) and a Turkish mother...
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Hafiz was of mixed origin: his father was an Egyptian engineer and his mother Turkish.
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Khalid was born in Mallawi (near Minya). His father was a legal adviser to the nationalized sugar reginery in Naj 'Hammadi and his mother was of Turkish extraction.
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Pan-Islamic journalist, orator, and educator, sometimes called Shaykh Shawish. He was born in Alexandria to a Tunisian father and a Turkish mother...
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Karaosmanoğlu, Yakup Kadri Born Cairo 1889, died Ankara 1944. Writer, diplomat, politician.
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Omar Kahhala, an Egyptian scholar of Turkish origin...
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Ali Bahgat, like Ahmad Kamal, was of Turkish extraction...
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Having sketched the historical background that affected Egypt during my lifetime, I will now focus on my own story... I am of Turkish-Circassian descent.
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born into a culturally composite family - his mother was Egyptian of Turkish origin, his father a Greek Catholic 0 in 1949 in Lebanon...
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Ahmed Magdy semble très fier, même s'il se sent beaucoup plus Egyptien. «Je trouve que c'est un privilège d'être doté d'une double nationalité. Il faut savoir que ce n'est pas un fait nouveau chez nous. Ma grand-mère paternelle est d'origine turque et mon grand-père est Egyptien, alors que mes grands- parents du côté maternel ont des origines arabe et berbère..
- Ansari, Hamied (1986), Egypt: The Stalled Society, SUNY Press, p. 27, ISBN 0887061842,
It is not surprising, then, that when the army seized power in 1952, Salah Husain Maqlad and his wife Shahinda - named after her Turkish ancestor - became the principle organizers of the Kamshish peasants against the Fiqqis. (Family tree page 25)
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Of Turkish-Egyptian ancestry, Nihal Mazloum was born in Paris in 1951 and grew up in Cairo, in an affluent and multilingual family. After receiving a Bachelor's degree in anthropology from Cairo's American University, she left Egypt to study ethnology in Paris. She remained there for seven years and then immigrated to Canada in 1978. She lives in Montreal.
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Cabinet minister and parliamentary leader. Ahmed Mazlum was born in Cairo, the child of a Turkish landowning family...
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The Federation of Egyptian Women was founded by a middle-class woman of Turkish origin, Huda Shaarawi. In 1923, she and two of her fellow activists, Cesa Nabarawi and Nabawiya Moussa, also of Turkish origin...
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Painter. Of Turkish and Egyptian extraction (his father was an army officer).
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Politician, minister, and premier. Of Anatolian Turkish origin, Nasim was born in Cairo...
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شيرين سيف النصر: ولدت شيرين سيف النصر عام 1967، لأب مصري ذو أصول تركية، وأم فلسطينية من آل هاشم النابلسيين في مدينة نابلس بفلسطين.
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Nuqrashi, Mahmud Fahmi al- (1888–1948), Egyptian politician and educator, was born ... His father was an Egyptian accountant for the Khedivial mail, and his mother, Hanifa, was of Turkish origin.
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Nermin Nazim is a television news anchor, show host and poet. She is of Turkish-Egyptian descent and lives in Cairo, Egypt.
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Egyptian silent filmmaker of Turkish origin.
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Ismail Pasha (viceroy, then khedive of Egypt from 1863 to 1879)... Turkish himself (though born in Egypt)...
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Poussy is the sister of actress Noura. Who was born as Serfenaz Moustafa Qadry. Poussy started her acting career working in films and on stage. The actress, married to Nour El Sharif, comes from a long line of aristocracy. Her grandmother is one of the Turkish aristocrats who moved to Egypt in the middle of the last century.
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والمعروف أن رامي هو من أصل تركي وجده سكن القاهرة منذ القرن التاسع عشر.
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Bahigah Rashid, another early member, was born in 1900 in Cairo...Bahigah was of Turkish ancestry on her mother's side...
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Rateb belonged to a wealthy family of the Turkish aristocracy...
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Fawzia A. Reda (b.1948), Painter, Theatre Artist and Graphic Designer... Fawzia A. Reda was born in Egypt to a half-Lebanese, half-Palestinian father and a Turkish mother.
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Muhammad Rifat was from an aristocratic Turkish family...By 1952 he held the title of Pasha and was appointed the Minister of Education...
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Egyptian King Fuad and his son King Faruk were half-Turkish. In the Fuad era, the Turkish language was the Palace language in Egypt. Though Faruk had banned the use of Turkish in the Palace, Turkish blood was the primary indication of noble birth in Egypt,...
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Politician, cabinet minister, and twice premier. Born in Alexandria to a family of Turkish origin...
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Ismail Pasha Sadiq ( - 1876), Egyptian statesman, a native of Asyut by a Turkish father and an Egyptian mother...
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Distinguished Arabic poet and playwright, often called Amir al-shu'ara (Prince of Poets). He came from a wealthy family of mixed Turkish, Arab, Kurdish, and Greek origin that was closely connected to the khedivial family.
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It is true that your early years are what shapes you. My parents have Turkish, Syrian, and Tunisian roots, but were born in Egypt.
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The first owner of The Origin of the World, who probably commissioned it, was the Turkish-Egyptian diplomat Khalil-Bey (1831-1879).
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Mohammed Taher Pasha... Son of a former Turkish Minister at Stockholm, Mustafa Shebib Pasha,...
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Firstly, Talaat belonged to a prominent family of the Turkish aristocracy in Egypt...the most important reason that inspired the Al-Ahram biography was Talaat's bequeathal of his collection of 70,000 books to the national public library.
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Ismail Jabal Tareq (Gibraltar): The first fleet admiral of the Egyptian navy. Of Turkish origin,...
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ولد أحمد توفيق بن إسماعيل بن محمد كاشف تيمور عام 1871 في العاصمة المصرية القاهرة لأب كردي وأم تركية.
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Pioneer woman poet, writer, and feminist. Born in Bab al-Khalq, Cairo, she was the daughter of Isma'il Taymur, a Turkish-born official in Muhammad Ali's European chancery, and an upper-class Circassian women who tried to quash Aish'a literary leanings.
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Mahmoud Teymour was born in 1894 into an aristocratic Egyptian family of Turkish origin and is today regarded as the pioneer writer of the Arabic short story.
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Taymur was born to a rich aristocratic family of Turkish origin with several distinguished members in the world of learning and letters. His father, Ahmad Taymur Pacha, was a renowned Arabic scholar... his aunt, Aisha, was one of the earliest women writers of note in modern Arabic literature while his younger brother, Mahmud, became a leading novelist and dramatist in the Arab world.
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ايوه، والدي تركي الأصل ولكنه مولود في مصر!.
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This week, I’d like to tell it all. I want to share with you the connections I have with both my countries and my experience being a hybrid, bicultural Muslim woman living in the West. My father is Egyptian born and bred, with a fraction of Turkish from his mother’s (my grandmother’s) side. He married an English Liverpudlian revert (my mother), and they had four children together: twin daughters (me and my sister) and two sons (my two younger brothers).
- Raymond, André (2000), Cairo, Harvard University Press, p. 25, ISBN 0674003160,
A military man of Turkish ancestry, Ahmad ibn Tulun had lived in Mesopotamia, specifically in Samarra, where he served Caliph Musta'in (862-866) brilliantly, thus earning his appointment to Egypt...
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writer Hasan Husni al-Tuwayrani (1849/50-97), a native-born Egyptian of Turkish origin active first in Ottoman journalistic circles and then in those of Cairo.
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Wanly was born in Alexandria to a family of Turkish origin, he studied art at National Association of Fine Arts in Alexandria, afterwards he completed his studies at the studio of the Italian artist Otorino Becchi.
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The new prime minister, Adli Yeghen Pasha, one of the elite of Egyptians of Turkish descent...
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Nil Yalter, a pioneering contemporary artist, was born in 1938 in Cairo to Turkish parents and has remained a migrant throughout her life.
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وروز اليوسف (1897 - 1958)، ممثلة لبنانية من أصل تركي، ولدت في بيروت يتيمة الأم في أسرة مسلمة.
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Born in Cairo to a French-Hungarian father and a Turkish mother, Zilber spent the first 15 years of his career in Egypt, where he saddled hundreds of winners.
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Yousef Zulficar Pasha Father-in-law of His Majesty King Farouk I. Born the 6th June, 1886. He belongs to one of those Turkish families whose ancestors came to Egypt with Mohammed Ali the Great, and which, since then, have constituted the nearest approach to an aristocracy in this country.
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