Turkey Minorities

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The only significant minority are the Muslim Kurds who constitute about 17% of the total population. The Kurds are an Indo-European people related to the Persians. They are concentrated in the east and southeast parts of Turkey where the population is over 70% Kurdish.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Turkey,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1998.