Renowned Turkish journalist Murat Yetkin, in his latest article, analyzed the Kurdish, Alevi and Sunni populations living in Turkey.
Citing a report from 2011 by prominent polling company KONDA, Yetkin noted that Turkish-Kurdish mixed marriages constitute around 3.5 million people within Turkey’s population. Yetkin argued that the Kurdish population in Turkey is different than the Kurds in neighboring Iran, Iraq and Syria because they do not live in a single area and do not marry Kurds exclusively.
"According to KONDA's research, 76 percent of women and 77 percent of men identified themselves as 'Turk.' This leads us to a little over 62 million people with the same ethnic identification. Meanwhile, 3 percent identify as Arabic (around 2.5 million), and about 2 percent as Zaza (around 1.5 million). Those who identified with other ethnicities amounted to 3 percent, so about 2.5 million as well," Yetkin wrote.
Yetkin's article can be reached in full here.