Turkmen in Syria

There is a large ethnic Syrian Turkmen minority in Syria, numbering over 100,000. The community descends from Central Asian Turkic migrants who arrived in the region with the Turkic Seljuk conquest of Syria in 1055. Numerous other waves of migration followed. The Turkmen population is concentrated in the northern part of Syria, which borders with Turkey. The Turkmen are predominantly Sunni Muslim.

See also: Syria