Turkmen in Lebanon – Erdogan visit two villages in Akkar

Traditional Turkish performers arrive to take part in a performance during the inauguration ceremony of a hospital funded by Turkey in Sidon, southern Lebanon, in the presence of Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, November 25, 2010

Turkish premier Recep Erdogan has visited last November 24th 2010, along with his Lebanese colleague Saad Hariri, two villages in the northern Akkar where a local Turkmen minority has been lived for centuries. Here’s the al-Jazira report prior the “historical” visit.

And below follow two links on the history of the Turkmen community in Akkar: in Kawashira and Aytamoun villages.