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Turkey People - Overlanding Africa.com
The Turkey people met on your OverlandingAfrica.com experience will comprise of a large majority of ethnic Turks, as well as a large number of other nationalities that include settlers from neighbouring parts of Europe and Asia. These include Kurds, Armenians, Greeks, Bulgarians, Albanians, Macedonians, Bosnians, Georgians, Chechens, Arabs, Assyrians and Jews among other ethic groups.
Demographics in modern Turkey is a highly debated and difficult issue however, and caution should be taken when trying to evaluate ethnic groups.
As a whole, Turkish people are warm, inviting and famous for their hospitality – visitors are treated like old friends, and will always be invited to enjoy a cup of aromatic Turkish coffee. The Turks are also known for their passionate approach to life, which encompasses everything from football to meals, friends, family and romance. With a very strong cultural heritage, the Turks are immensely proud of their culture, and as a predominately Islamic nation, tradition is an important way of life in Turkey.