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Turks in Israel
The Turks in Israel, also referred to as Israeli Turkmen are ethnic Turkish descendants who have had a long-established presence in the region. Migration of Turkish settlers began in the 12th century, and continued throughout the Mamluk and Ottoman rule. During the British mandate of Palestine, the Turkmen lived mostly in the Jezreel Valley region; and, up until the Israeli conquest in 1967, Turkmen tribes lived in the Golan Heights.
In recent years, Turkish workers from the Republic of Turkey have settled in Israel and work predominantly on construction projects.
During and after the Israeli War of Independence, some Turkmen fled the region and settled in Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon.
- ^ Council of Europe 2007, 131.
- ^ a b c Suwaed, Muhammad (2015), "Turkmen, Israeli", Historical Dictionary of the Bedouins, Rowman & Littlefield, p. 237, ISBN 1442254513
- ^ Drori 2009, 9.
- ^ Suwaed 2015, 121.
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