Lebanese Turkmens

Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu during his visit to Turkmen village in 2009

“Even in multilingual Lebanon, where the average person speaks at least two languages, it is still unusual to hear Turkish despite Lebanon’s centuries-long inclusion in the Ottoman Empire. However, just a two-hour drive from Beirut to North Lebanon, there lives a little-known population of ethnic Turkmens, many of whom speak Turkish as their first language.”
For the full article on Lebanese Turkmens that I wrote for NOW Lebanon, please click here.

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