1. Visigoth Panzer

    Turks of North Africa

    The Ottoman turks ruled much of north Africa for three hundred years, was their any significant settlement of turks there during that time? I've heard the population of Algeria is between 5-20% Turkish descent but do these people identify as turks or just acknowledge their heritage?
  2. O

    Turks knowledge of Turkish history

    How much does the average Turk know about Turkish history between 1400 and 1700? Had an interesting way of getting the new sultan when the old one died, didn't they?:nuts:
  3. V

    Heroic Turks

  4. El Cid

    Why did the Russians win most wars against the Turks?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Russo-Turkish_wars#List_of_conflicts From the second half of 1500s the Russians expanded continuously for almost each century, and often on the behalf of the Turks. Out of 12 Russo-Turkish wars the Russians prevailed as the clear winner. So I...
  5. Azad67

    Looks of Turks in 7th century

    From Sahih Bukhari ; Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Turks; people with small eyes, red faces, and flat noses. Their faces will look like shields coated with leather. The Hour will...
  6. civfanatic

    Do Anatolian Turks still have tribes? If not, when and how did tribes cease to exist?

    Most of the Turkic peoples, including the Oghuz Turks, were divided into different tribal groups. For example, one of the Oghuz tribes was the Kayı tribe. The Ottomans claimed that Osman was descended from this tribe. When the Turks conquered and settled in Anatolia, what happened to these...
  7. Drini

    What Turks think about the today voting?

    Today Turkey gave with peoples' vote a great amount of power to their leader Rexhep Taib Erdogan. Despite the fact that the winning of "Yes" was borderline pass technically the majority of citizens trust Erdogan for the reforming and the future of Turkey. The West has yet given many opinions...
  8. M

    What do you think Turks' agenda is in Syrıa?

    Could they be motivated to get a piece (or all) of the Syrian land in the end? :deadhorse:
  9. M

    The first attempt by the Turks to take Istanbul : the Avar siege

    * After the Huns, the second Turk tribe, which devastated Europe was the Avars. Although the origin of Avars had been long debated, their Turkic origin is widely accepted by the world of academia today as a result of archeologic excavations and various researches. In 626, Avars made an agreement...
  10. V

    Medieval Arabs could not distinguish Turks and Tibetan

    Isn't this absolute proof that people from Turkey are in no way the true descendants of original Turks ? These text proves original Turks were Mongoloid so I really don't why the Turkish and Azeris even continue to debate. Turks in Arabic texts :بنو قنطوراء The Arab Muslim Umayyads and...
  11. V

    Does DNA chart shows Turks were Mongoloid ? (Turkey, Chinese, Mongol , Kazakh, White)

    I feel like DNA charts can really tell us histories that happened 1000 years ago. Turkey was originally called Anatolia and only became Turkic when Central Asian Turks conquered it in the 11th century. The Turkic migrants were a minority but were a elite group, they assimilated every ethnic...
  12. THE TURK

    Ziya Gokalp and his thoughts: Turks as part of Western Civilization

    In this thread I would like to discuss the Turkish secularist modernisation and westernisation in the late 19th and in the early 20th century and the ideological process behind these movements. As a side note, one of the forumers, named "Matdes" questioned my knowledge on the subject in the...
  13. G

    How did the Turks and Kashghari percieve Afrasiab

    How did the Turks and Kashghari historically percieve Afrasiab (the Turkish villain of the Iranian epic)?
  14. Kuroda Kanbei

    What do modern Turks think of Ataturk?

    To a complete and utter layman about Turkish history as myself Ataturk's contributions to Turkey would be that its relatively secular, western orientated and that the president isn't as powerful as some presidents would like. Things that all seem to be getting slowly revoked by mister Erdogan...
  15. G

    Are Turks trying to modify demographics by settling Syrians in Kurdish lands

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/04/18/world/middleeast/How-Turkeys-Promise-to-Stop-the-Flow-of-Syrian-Refugees-Is-Creating-a-New-Crisis.html Look at the map and refuge centers of population. Most of the large pockets of Syrian refugees are in Kurdish areas of Turkey if you exclude the...
  16. Barbarossa

    Byzantine Greek assimilation into Turks

    Why was the Byzantine Greek assimilation into the Turkish ethnicity from the 12th to the 15th centuries so successful, while subsequent expansions of the Ottoman Empire in the early modern era met with resistance to assimilation among the population of the Balkans and Arabic speaking lands?
  17. G

    What if Greeks captured Constantinople from the Turks in the 20th Century

    What if they recaptured the city and won the entire European area of Turkey. Also please also assume the parts of West coast of Turkey where Greeks were in majority remain with Turkey (as the place is inaccessible for direct conquest) but Greece also retains hold on Cyprus. Assume remaining...
  18. Afrasiyab

    Turks and Caicos - The Name

    Does anyone know anything about the etymology of this name?
  19. Gudas

    Origins of Turks living in Bulgaria

    I've read somewhere that Turks of south-eastern Bulgaria have Anatolian origins, while Turks of north-eastern Bulgaria have mostly local origins. Locals of north-eastern Bulgaria changed religion mixing with some Ottoman migrants switching to Turkish language. It's difficult to search for...
  20. V

    Why did the Anatolians submitted so easily to the Mongoloid Turks?

    After all these civilisations this is beyond my understanding.