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What is the difference between the Kurds and the Turks?

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K. Gibson

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Answered Dec 22, 2020

Different groups exist in various parts of the world, and they are called by different names. The Kurds are an ethnic group that can be found in Turkey mainly, but they can also be found in various parts of the world. They are able to speak two languages or more depending on where they are raised.

Kurds are mostly Sunni Muslims. Turks, on the other hand, are Turkish people who are also living in Turkey and other parts of the world. They are considered to be in a secular state. There are a lot of differences when it comes to their culture, their beliefs, and the things that they do.

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E. James

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Answered Dec 21, 2020

Every region or group of people have a name that they go by, to help decipher them from others in other regions. Kurds and Turks are examples of these names for people. They are used to name people from two different cultures.

Kurds are used to describe people who are from Turkey and are living their or they may have moved to another part of the world. Turks, also known as Turkish people, are those who are currently living there, but they come from different parts of the world.

Another difference between them is the language they speak. Turks will speak the language of Turkish. Kurds are more diverse, as they may speak languages such as Arabic and Persian, along with speaking Turkish.

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Answered Dec 15, 2020

Kurds and Turks are two names for some people with different cultures. One of the major differences between Kurds and Turks is that these people speak different languages, although they are both found in different parts of the world. Kurds are people who speak Kurdish, and so they are most times referred to as Kurdish people.

These people are different in the sense that they are multilingual people, meaning apart from their Kurdish language, they also speak the language of their host countries. Kurds are commonly found in countries such as Syria, Russia, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Armenia, etc.

On the other hand, Turks refer to the name given to people from Turkey. They are sometimes referred to as Turkish people because they speak Turkish. The reason why people often ask of any differences between Kurds and Turks is that there are also more Kurds who live in Turkey. Unlike Kurds, Turks are not multilingual people, except for those that live in other countries.

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J. Alva

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Answered Jul 30, 2020

Kurds are members of the culturally and linguistically distinct people who speak Kurdish and live in different countries such as Turkey, Russia, Iran, Syria, Iraq, etc. Apart from the fact that they speak Kurdish, they also speak languages of the countries they inhabit.

Kurds are members of the culturally and linguistically distinct people who speak Kurdish and live
For instance, those who live in Turkey, will be able to speak Kurdish as well as the official language of Turkey, which is Turkish. While Kurds can be found in different parts of the world, they are mostly found in the Middle East. As you would expect, their main religion is Islam and are mostly Sunni Muslims. On the other hand, Turks are people from Turkey, people living in Turkey, or people of Turkish ethnic descent. Turks are also people who speak Turkish. Apart from the fact that they are mostly found in Turkey, they also live in different countries such as Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Algeria, Iran, Egypt, Libya, Cyprus, etc.

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Answered Jul 21, 2020

The Kurds and the Turks are basically two different people belonging to two different cultures, they do speak different languages, but their population is distributed differently across various parts of the globe. People become so confused around them due to the fact that many Kurds live in Turkey.

The Turks or simply put, Turkish people are the people living in Turkey; they could be people from different cultures, religions, and different ethnic backgrounds. Kurds are actually just one of those ethnic groups of the people living in Turkey and some other parts of the world. Turks speak Turkish while Kurds do speak two or more languages.

They understand and also speak the language of the nations they inhabit like Turkish, Persian, Arabic, and Kurdish. Kurds are basically Sunni Muslims, some minorities are actually Shia Muslims too, and Turks, in contrast, are mainly Muslims while the country is a Secular State.

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