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The Karamanlides (Turkish Karamanlılar, Greek Καραμανλήδες) are a Turkish-speaking, Eastern Orthodox Church group in Greece and Turkey, originally from Karaman in Anatolia. During The 1923 population exchange between Greece and Turkey the majority went to Greece along with Greeks from Anatolia, but some Families have handled it to stay in Turkey. They are two Theory's of there Origin, one Theory said they are ethnic Turks who became Christian other Theory said, they are ethnic Greeks who adopted the Turkish language.[1] The first Generation in Greece after 1923, were considered foreigners, because of their Turkish language and costumes.[2]

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  1. "The Karamanlides: Anatolia's forgotten Orthodox Turks". Daily Sabah. 18 April 2017.
  2. Clogg, Richard (2010-08-11). "A Millet Within A Millet: The Karamanlides". I Kath'inas Anatoli. Gorgias Press. pp. 387–410. doi:10.31826/9781463225872-016. ISBN 978-1-4632-2587-2.