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June 15, 2009

Afrika kökenli Türkler

An African Turkish soldier of the Ottoman Empire
African Turks, or Turkish Africans are people of African descent in Turkey. "Afro-Turk" is a neologism; they have been colloquially named as Arap (Arab) in Turkish, and are now also referred to as Afrika kökenli Türkler.


Beginning several centuries ago, a number of sub-Saharan Africans, usually via Zanzibar and from places in Kenya, Sudan, Ghana, Nigeria were brought by Turkish slave traders during the Ottoman Empire to plantations around Dalaman, Menderes and Gediz valleys, Manavgat, and Çukurova. Read more here

1 comment:

Moorish Brooklyn Intelligence 360* said...

Yea, bumped into this info a while back. This is one of my favorite Moorish pictures.

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