Turks in Croatia

Turks of Croatia
Total population
367 (2011 census)[1]
est. 2,000[2]
Regions with significant populations
Primorje-Gorski Kotar County 67
City of Zagreb 65
Istria County 57
Split-Dalmatia County 24
Brod-Posavina County 19
Turkish, Croatian
Sunni Islam

Turks of Croatia (Croatian: Turci u Hrvatskoj; Turkish: Hırvatistan Türkleri) are one among 22 recognised national minorities in Croatia. According to the 2011 census, there were 367 Turks living in Croatia, most of which most lived in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.

Turks compose approximately 0.001% of the total population. The majority of Croatian Turks are Sunni Muslims, and make up 0.5% of Croatia's Muslim population (56,777 Muslims in total).


In the Independent State of Croatia, the Croatian Muslim Printing House issued a magazine in Turkish language intended for the Turkish public, the European turkologists and those in the Independent State of Croatia who spoke Turkish language. The magazine was called The East and the West: the Cultural, Economic, Social and Political Magazine (Turkish: Doğu ve Batı. Kültür, iktisat, sosyal ve siyasi mecmuası). It was issued between 6 April 1943 and 15 August 1944. It was the first magazine in Turkish language on the territory of the present-day Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and second on the territory of the former Yugoslavia.[3]


Official name of CroatiaYearNumber of Turks
 PR Croatia194813
 SR Croatia1971221
(Croatian Bureau of Statistics)[1][4]

Notable people

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