Turkish Venezuelan
Venezuela Türkleri
Total population
(0.3% of the Venezuelan population)
Regions with significant populations
Caracas, Valencia, Maracay, Puerto La Cruz.
Islam, Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Turkish diaspora,
Turkish Brazilians, Turkish Americans, Turkish Canadians

Turks in Venezuela or Turkish Venezuelans (Turkish: Venezuela Türkleri) are Turkish people who have immigrated to Venezuela. However, the term also refers to Venezuelan-born persons who have Turkish parents or who have a Turkish ancestral background. The Turkish community is largely made up of immigrants, or the descendants of immigrants, born in the Ottoman Empire before 1923, in the Republic of Turkey since then, or in neighbouring countries once part of the Ottoman Empire that still have some Turkish population.[2][3] An estimated 27,000 Turkish Venezuelan people live in the country.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Turk of Venezuela". Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  2. ^ Karpat 2004, 632
  3. ^ Powell 2005, pp. 297–298
  4. ^ "Turk of Venezuela". Retrieved 28 December 2019.