why does it seem that people hardly know anything really about the history and origin of the Turkish people?
these people were where origiinally? they were all over the place? and they took over majorly important areas, like Middle East and Northern India too? where else? and why people dont seem to recognize these people more or care?
so these people that call themselves "Turkish" in Turkey today, they are very closely genetically related to people in which countries today? Uzbekistan? Afghanistan? what about "Iran"? other?
- Greg ToolsonLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Turkish people emerged in 7th-8th Century AD in the Eastern Eurasian Steppe and migrated into Anatolia(modern day Turkey) where they established the Seljuk and Ottoman Empires.
The origins of the Turkic people (from which Turkish are a later subdivision) on the other hand is less clear. This is because there is no documentation on the various groups of Eastern Eurasian steppe peoples prior to the Han and Greek expansion into Central Asia in the 4th-2nd Centuries BC. At this time there were several nomadic tribes collectively known as the Xiongnu that were likely the ancestors of the Turks as well as the Mongolians, Huns, and possibly the Iranian Saka of Khotan. In the 1st millennium AD the Turkic people emerged as numerous tribes, among which were the Uyghurs, Bulgurs, Gokturks, Uzbeks, Mughals, and the Oghuz from which the westward bound Turkish branched.
- martinLv 71 month ago
These people didn't mix well with Europeans and Americans, therefore the Free World doesn't know that much about Turkish history and culture.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Ultimately, we all came out of Africa.
- 1 month ago
Part of the problem could be that there are about six different "truths" about the history and origin.