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Turks in Croatia

Turks of Croatia
Total population
367 (2011 census)[1]
est. 2,000[2]
Regions with significant populations
Primorje-Gorski Kotar County67
City of Zagreb65
Istria County57
Split-Dalmatia County24
Brod-Posavina County19
Languages
Turkish, Croatian
Religion
Sunni Islam

Turks of Croatia (Croatian: Turci u Hrvatskoj; Turkish: Hırvatistan Türkleri) are one among 22 recognised national minorities in Croatia. According to the 2011 census, there were 367 Turks living in Croatia, most of which most lived in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.

Turks compose approximately 0.001% of the total population. The majority of Croatian Turks are Sunni Muslims, and make up 0.5% of Croatia's Muslim population (56,777 Muslims in total).

Culture

In the Independent State of Croatia, the Croatian Muslim Printing House issued a magazine in Turkish language intended for the Turkish public, the European turkologists and those in the Independent State of Croatia who spoke Turkish language. The magazine was called The East and the West: the Cultural, Economic, Social and Political Magazine (Turkish: Doğu ve Batı. Kültür, iktisat, sosyal ve siyasi mecmuası). It was issued between 6 April 1943 and 15 August 1944. It was the first magazine in Turkish language on the territory of the present-day Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and second on the territory of the former Yugoslavia.[3]

Population

Official name of Croatia Year Number of Turks
- 1931 186
 PR Croatia 1948 13
1953 276
1961 2,710
 SR Croatia 1971 221
1981 279
 Croatia 1991 320
2001 300
2011 367
(Croatian Bureau of Statistics)[1][4]

Notable people

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b "Stanovništvo prema narodnosti, popisi 1971. - 2011" (in Croatian). Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  2. ^ Zaman. "Altepe'den Hırvat Müslümanlara moral". Retrieved 2011-09-09.
  3. ^ Vlašić & 5 December 2013.
  4. ^ Population of Croatia 1931-2001

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