Qizilbāshes are primarily Turkish from Anatolia and they are living in Turkey. A large proportion of them lived in the Ottoman Empire.
Greater tribal federations (uymāq):
Rūmlū: A large tribal federation Continue reading
Ergenekun (Nevruz – New year) celebrations in USA, organized by TURKSOY.
Event was held at the Historial Lincoln Theater in Washington, DC on March, 28, 2011
Enjoy a unique show of amazing music and Continue reading
Summary: There are no easy or cost-free ways to escape the current quagmire in Afghanistan. Although it has problems, a de facto partition of Afghanistan, in which Washington pursues nation building in the north and counterterrorism in the south, offers an acceptable fallback.
Current U.S. policy toward Afghanistan Continue reading
A Turkish drama about an immigrant from Macedonia coping with the death of her mother and her grieving father has clinched the top prize at China’s top international film festival. Leading man Sevket Emrulla also took home best actor honors.
Organizers of the Shanghai International Film Continue reading
Kaseinov said that they would begin working to introduce Nevruz celebrations in the Arabic world next year.
The International Organization of Turkic Culture (TURKSOY) and Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) has signed a cooperation agreement. Continue reading
A 10-day long Turkish Cuisine Festival has started in India.
Turkish cuisine festival has started in Calcutta city of West Bengal India. The festival includes selective examples from the Turkish cuisine. Stuffed fish, mixed stuffing, green beans, shrimp and shephard salad are among the Turkish foods displayed at the festival. Continue reading
Ever since Pakistan began lobbying against Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai’s efforts to build a long-term strategic partnership with the U.S.,urging him to look to Pakistan instead — and its Chinese ally — for help in striking a peace deal with the Taliban and rebuilding the Afghan economy, it was perceived to be Pakistan calling the shots Continue reading
Turkic countries should create a visa-free travel zone to enhance connections and trade, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Tuesday following the signing of an agreement to lift visa restrictions between Turkey and Kyrgyzstan.
“Turkish citizens will be able to visit Kyrgyzstan with their passports without a need for visas and vice versa. Continue reading
What we are observing in Libya is the rebirth of colonialism. Only this time it is not individual European governments competing for empires and resources. The new colonialism operates under the cover of “the world community,” which means NATO and those countries that cooperate with it. NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Continue reading
By Inci Bowman
The United Nations General Assembly recognized the 21st of March this year (2010) as the International Day of Nowruz, a spring festival of Persian and Turkic origin, celebrated by more than 300 million people all over the world. The UN Assembly called on those states which celebrate Nowruz Continue reading
International Organization of Turkic Culture (TURKSOY) is introducing the feast of Nevruz to USA. In previous years, TURKSOY celebrated Nevruz feast in Paris and Strasbourg in addition to many cities of Turkey and Turkic Republics. This year TURKSOY is bringing the joy of Nevruz to USA. The Nevruz celebrations organized by TURKSOY Continue reading
The Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon, at the beginning of the 20th century aptly described Afghanistan as “a piece on the chessboard on which is being played out the game for domination of the world.” At that time, the Great Game was being played between Czarist Russia and Imperialist Britain. At the end of the 20th century, Continue reading
The 16th Martyrdom anniversary of shaheed ustad Abdulali Mazari
It has been unanimously decided that all the Hazaras of the UK with collaboration of Hazara International Forum of Great Britain shall commemorate the 16th Martyrdom Anniversary of Shaheed Ustad Abdul Ali Mazari Continue reading
the eponymous strongman of a Ḡozz clan, whose nephew Toḡrel founded the Saljuq dynasty.
MUSĀ YABḠU (Bayḡu in some sources), the son of Saljuq Sü-bašï [Sobāši], the eponymous strongman of a Ḡozz (q.v.) clan, whose nephew Toḡrel founded the Saljuq dynasty. It is debated whether his second name is Continue reading
The celebration of 570th birth anniversary of the biggest Turkic Uzbek Poet, Politician and human rights Defender Nizamuddin Amir Ali Sher NAWAYE .
From : Afghanistan Students Located in Istanbul –TURKEY
Date: 28th February 2011 Continue reading
Afghan lawmakers Sunday made it to elect head of the Afghan House of Representatives.
Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, (Uzbek Turks ethnic group) a fellow candidate from South Turkistan (northern Afghanistan) Kunduz province, swept majority of votes in the parliament and won house speaker seat after more than a month Continue reading
“Vogelsang … has produced a valuable overview of Afghan history and archaeology…[his] book reminds readers that Afghanistan’s rich history and culture warrant far more attention than merely as a refuge for ‘evil-doers,’ and that its people deserve the interest and support Continue reading
“Today, without dramatizing the situation in those years, I openly declare you that in the beginning of the 1990’s, we were on the edge of a cliff.” This sentence was uttered by Nursultan Nazarbayev ten years after the declaration of independence of Kazakhstan. Continue reading
From ancient times, Afghanistan has been the crossroads of Asia, inviting both trade and invasion. The region has been tramped by armies of infamous conquerors – Alexander the Great, Genghis Kahn, Tamerlane – as well as recent ones vying for British, Russian and Iranian interests. Continue reading
The old Kabul Royal Palace is also given the name “Arg,” the Turkish word for citadel built by King Abdul Rahman (a.k.a The Iron Amir) in 1883 for, as he said in his autobiography, “I, as King of the county, had to face the difficulty of having no house to live in… Until the time I built a new palace for myself, I lived in tents Continue reading