The history and experiences of Afro-Turks/Black Turks is a familiar one but their stories are relatively unknown and unshared. It has been fascinating to learn about their heritage.
“After years of suffering, you hide what makes you different,” said Orhan, sagely. “That is why our parents and parents’ parents did not teach us their language. They did not want to make us different, they wanted us to only to be Turkish.”
Songs of Afro-Turk star unveil grief of being an ethnic minority in Turkey

"The hardship of being a member of Turkey’s African minority shines through in the music of Afro-Turkish singer, Esmeray Diriker."
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