Many people of the city has Arabian, Turkish, or Albanian names. Poeple of Acre in general are differ from the rest of the people of Palestine in culture wise, features, and even in the life style.
According to many Palestinian and Lebanese historians that Turkic and Albanian blood joined with Arabian to create the people of Acre. There are two small villages whom its poeple are from Turkic origins, Umm Al-Faraj, and Tarshiha. Some elderly people still speak their native languages, but all of the population they considered Palestinian-Arabs.
For example, there are many families from Acre has Turkic background such as, Qablawi, Abdulal, Zamzam, Agha, Yasin, Husayrmi, Qablan, Halaq, Hawarri, Abdulwahab, Haj-Musa,...
For me I am proud to be from Turkic origins, but I am more proud to be a Palestinian as my father.
My family left the city in 1948, after the establishment of Israel. My family moved to Lebanon walking for 3 days. We left behind us all of our money, properties, and relatives.
Palestine will stay in my hart for ever and ever weather I am from Turkic background or not.
Palestine for its people only.