Human Rights: Racism in Turkey

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 03:06 pm

In Turkey, racism and ethnic discrimination are present in its society and throughout its history, and this racism and ethnic discrimination is also institutional against the non- Muslim and non- Sunni minorities.
This appears mainly in the form of negative attitudes and actions by Turks towards people who are not considered ethnically Turkish. Such discrimination is predominantly towards non-Turkish ethnic minorities such as Armenians , Assyrians , Greeks , Kurds , Jews , and Zazas as well as hostility towards minority forms of Islam such as Alevis , Sufis, and Shiites .
In recent years, racism in Turkey has shifted towards
Syrian refugees and Arabs in general.