Roma & related groups

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Roma and groups associated with the Roma in Turkey

The various groups of Roma and groups associated with the Roma in Turkey (Roma, Dom, Lom, Abdal) do not have an official minority status within the Turkish Republic and belong to the majority Muslim population of the country, as regulated by the Lausanne Peace Treaty. Their distinct historical trajectory has shaped their identity formation and makes them seem generally more integrated, with stronger ties to the Turkish state.

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