Lebanon and Syria was ottoman OR osmanic empire like turkish empire !!! also today living to many turkish folks there... in aegypt for example live nearly more then 40% turkish identity turks !!!!
also in lebanon,syria and iraq live also to many turkish folks..most of them they don´t nown that they are turkish... the reason is...during the ottoman empire like turkish empire the turks known only one nation = the muslims !! because the Holy Koran means all muslims are brothers... so there is no differents between muslims ,its not important if they are arab,pakistani,german,greek or other nations... important is are you muslim or not... for example my family is greek muslims...pontic greek muslims.. we are greeks but not christians so during the turkish empire gets muslims only one nationalitys...the muslims!!! but others who are not muslims was written in passports the nationalitys was written... .....i hope that i have explain you the problematic...there are to many problematic too...! also durign the osmanic empire was the prisoned osmanic soldiers was transported to todays usa...in the medieval! the briitish soldier brings them with ships...they let the turkish soldier on land an let them their destiny...the british saoldiers hoped that the redskins like indians in usa they will kill the turkish soldiers...but they forgotten that the turks and indians like red skins will been googd neighbours! also the redskins and turks have nearly the same legend and myth also the university of nevada have found that between turkish language and redskins are too many parallels...they found over 700 same words..so they means that the redskins also been turk-folk that they comes from beringsea...formerly there was no sea so they will gone from sibiria to alaska and todays north america... today and formerly: sibiria is full of turkish nations...most of them have shaman religions , they are not muslims...but turks....like HUN,Hungary,Fin or Finland etc...the biggest territorium of china is Xinqiang is eastern turkistan ,they are turkish muslims...also the aserbaidjan (turkish written azerbeycan) seaa iran or persia...nearly 49% of the persian citizens are turkish peoples....26% azerbaidjan-turks and c.a. 24% turkmen-turks!!!