25 Facts About Turkish Americans


The term "Turkish Americans" can therefore refer to ethnic Turkish immigrants to the United States, as well as their American-born descendants, who originate either from the Ottoman Empire or from post-Ottoman modern nation-states.

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These Turkish Americans children had been sheltered, baptized and adopted, and then used as field laborers; when the adopting families emigrated to the United States they listed these children as family members, although most of these Turkish Americans children still remembered their origin.

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Early Turkish Americans migrants were mostly male-dominated economic migrants who were farmers and shepherds from the lower socioeconomic classes; their main concern was to save enough money and return home.

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From World War I to 1965 the number of Turkish Americans immigrants arriving in the United States was quite low, as a result of restrictive immigration laws such as the Immigration Act of 1924.

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About 2, 000 Turkish Americans Cypriots had arrived in the United States between 1878 and 1923 when the Ottoman Empire handed over the administration of the island of Cyprus to Britain.

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The largest concentrations of Turkish Americans are found scattered throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and other suburban areas.

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These data show that many speakers with Turkish Americans origins continue speaking the language at home despite the fact that they are highly bilingual.

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Since the 1980s, the wave of Turkish Americans immigrants has been quite diverse and have included a broad mixture of secular and religious people.

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Until the 1950s Turkish Americans had only a few organizations, the agendas of which were mainly cultural rather than political.

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In 1933, Turkish Americans established the "Cultural Alliance of New York" and the "Turkish Orphans' Association", gathering to collect money for orphans in Turkey who had lost their parents in the Turkish War of Independence.

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Turkish Americans have expressed concerns about the Greek lobby in the United States undermining the typically good Turkish-American relations.

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In recent years, Turkish Americans have established more influence in the US Congress.

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One of the earliest Turkish Americans American artists was Ben Ali Haggin who was a portrait painter and stage designer.

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Turkish Americans "raised $438 million in August 2018 to further its work developing drugs to reverse aging, claiming a valuation of $12.

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Turkish Americans established production facilities first in upstate New York, and since then has expanded.

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Turkish Americans'svaun Mizrahi is a documentary filmmaker who received a Jury Special Mention Award at the Locarno Film Festival 2017 for her documentary film Distant Constellation among many other awards including the Best Picture Prize at the Jeonju International Film Festival 2018 and the FIPRESCI Critics Prize at the Viennale 2018.

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Turkish Americans has made frequent appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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Furthermore, some Turkish Americans have gained notability in Turkey where they have starring roles on Turkish TV, including Derya Arbas, Didem Erol, Defne Joy Foster, Murat Han, and Ozman Sirgood.

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Many prominent Turkish Americans have made lasting contributions to the American music industry.

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Turkish Americans was a prime mover in starting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Turkish Americans retired from Atlantic Records in May 2001 and began a new corporate relationship as senior vice president and co-general manager of the EMI label Manhattan Records.

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Turkish Americans's son, Joe Mardin is a record producer and arranger.

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Several notable Turkish Americans American musicians have established their careers outside the United States; for example, the fusion jazz drummer Atilla Engin was active in Denmark; the singer, guitarist and songwriter Deniz Tek was a founding member of the Australian rock group Radio Birdman; and the singer Ozlem Tekin has released most of her songs in Turkey.

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Typically, Turkish Americans have voted Republican due to the party's support for Turkey regarding various foreign policy issues, such as the Cyprus conflict.

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Tunch Ilkin was born on Tunc Ali Ilkin; September 23, 1957 – September 4, 2021 and was a Turkish Americans-born player of American football and sports broadcaster.

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