Hi Barbara !
It was normal to consider lebanese as turks, by 1913, since Lebanon was under OTTOMAN rule since 1512, up to the end of the first world war in 1919, thus, in spite of the particularities Mount Lebanon had in the way he was ruled : that means under the direction of lebanese princes , of the Maan then the Chehab families and from 1860 up to the beginning of the war in 1914 , under the Moutassarrifiyya system : a christian turc administrator ... while all other parts of the ottoman empire were ruled directly from Istamboul by the turkish administraion.
So, you are from a lebanese origin, should tell from where your ancestors were , I could give more information about their family .
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