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Yazidis in Turkey may refer to people born in or residing in Turkey of Yazidi origin, an ethno-religious group, who are strictly endogamous.

Yazidis in Turkey
Total population
5,000[1][2] (est.)
Kurmanji, Turkish
Related ethnic groups
ethno-religious group

Turkey is in the area of Yazidi people along with neighboring Iraq and Iran. In 1923,[citation needed] the Yazidi population in Turkey was 18,000.[citation needed] Most Yazidis left[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

Notable Yazidis in Turkey


  1. ^ "Türkiyedeki Kürtlerin Sayısı!". Milliyet (in Turkish). 2008-06-06. Retrieved 2008-06-07.
  2. ^ "genocide, thousands of Yazidis languish in Turkey". 2018-08-20. Retrieved 2018-08-20.