The full version of this article is published in Turkish. 

Indicative Abstract

The recent events in Syria are a revolt, which is comprised of the broad historical background and a social structure that emerged out of the so-called ‘Arab Spring’. In order to understand the full extent of these events, the process of establishment of the Syrian Government, ethnic diversity and the structure of the state have to be examined. Turkey is interested in the Syrian territory, both in terms of the border neighborhood and of the ethnic groups. Syria is a country that had been ruled for centuries by the Seljuk and Ottoman Turks. Today, it is also a border country of the Turkish Republic, with which it shares its longest border. In addition, the Kurdish problem is also of interest to Turkey, which is one of the country’s current problems, especially in terms of the Turkmen[1] population. In Syria, there are the Arab Alevis, Sunni Arabs, Kurds, Druze, Armenians and Turkmens, which can be considered as a relic inherited from the Ottoman Empire, which have had a plurality under Assad’s regime.

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2 thoughts on “The Route of Syria and Turkmens

  1. Suriyeli Türkmen

    Sayın,EMRE KARTAL beye çok Teşekürler ederim bu yazıdan ve Suriye Türkmenlerine gösterdığı ilğiden dolayı. çok güzel olmuş yazı , elleri ve dillerine sağlık.

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