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After Generations of Assimilation in Turkey, Afro-Turks are Fighting to Reclaim Their Heritage and Identity

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After Generations of Assimilation in Turkey, Afro-Turks are Fighting to Reclaim Their Heritage and Identity By David Love - September 17, 2016 Mustafa Olpak, Afro-Turk author and activist. Piotr Zalewski for The National Although this is unknown to many, there are up to 100,000 people of African descent in the nation of Turkey. A legacy of the Ottoman Empire and of the African slave trade, Afro-Turks, as they are called, have lost their language and have a renewed interest in discovering who...
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