Some Qizilbāsh tribes in Turkey

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

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Music and Dance of the Turkic World

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

Turkish drama “Hayde Bre” takes top prizes in Shanghai

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

Cooperation agreement between TURKSOY and ISESCO

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

Turkish Cuisine is in a quest to conquer India

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

The Boy Mir / Ten Years In Afghanistan

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: DARI

Ten years in Afghanistan.

Ten years of war and destruction and ten years of one little boy’s life. Continue reading

Nowruz, a Turkic Holiday, and Crimean Tatars

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

TURKSOY introduces the joy of Yeni Gün (Nevruz) to USA

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

Musā Yabḡu

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

Return To NAVAYI!

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

The Afghans

Review

“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

Aimaq people of South Turkistan-North Afghanistan

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

Children of the White Mother Wolf

The production of four documentary films from a cycle “Turks of Russia”, about the people of Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, Tuva and Khakassia was finalized on the cinema studio “Mir”.

Users of the portal of Russian Geographic Continue reading

Cultural History of Crimean Tatars: A Book Review and a Tribute

Oktay Aslanapa, ed. Sanatı, Tarihi, Edebiyatı ve Musikisiyle KIRIM [Crimea: Her Art, History, Literature and Music]. Ankara: Yeni Turkiye Yayinlari, 2003. 260 pp.

KIRIM is a collection of articles written by Turkish scholars and researchers on the cultural history of Crimean Tatars. It includes chapters on architecture, history, literature and music, and brings together information drawn from sources in Turkish, Crimean Tatar and Russian, Continue reading

Turkic peoples

The Turkic peoples (or simply Turks or Turkics) are Eurasianpeoples residing in northern, central and western Asia,Mongolia, southern Siberia and northwestern China and parts of eastern Europe. They speak languages belonging to the Turkic language family.[4] They share, to varying degrees, Continue reading

Teach Yourself Turkish Complete Course

Turkish is the most widely spoken of the Altaic language family. Its usage is common in such current political hot spots as the Balkans, Central Asia, and the Near East. Among the highlights of Teach Yourself Turkish are:
An in-depth study of how the language was formed
A phonetic approach to the spoken language
The grammar and rules of written Turkish.
Vocabulary exercises to make learning easier. Continue reading

Klaus Dona: The Hidden History of the Human Race

**Ed note: Some transcripts contain words or phrases that are inaudible or difficult to hear and are, therefore, designated in square brackets.**

BILL RYAN (BR): This is Bill Ryan here from Project Camelot and Project Avalon. Continue reading

Turkestan and the Fate of the Russian Empire

The central argument of this book is that the half-century of Russian rule in Central Asia was shaped by traditions of authoritarian rule, by Russian national interests, and by a civic reform agenda that brought to Turkestan the principles that informed Alexander II’s reform policies. This civilizing mission sought to lay the foundations for a rejuvenated, ‘modern’ empire, unified by imperial citizenship, patriotism, and a shared secular culture. Evidence for Brower’s thesis is drawn from major archives in Uzbekistan Continue reading

The Duab of Turkestan

W. Rickmer Rickmers (1873–1965) was a German explorer and mountaineer who visited and explored central Asia five times between 1894 and 1906. This book provides an account of his travels in the area he calls Turkestan, which incorporates modern Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and south-west Kazakhstan, and was first published in 1913. The region, which contains the ancient cities of Samarkand and Bukhara, had not been previously described in so much detail by a western European traveller. Continue reading

List of English words of Turkic origin

This is a list of words that have entered into the English language from the Turkic languages. Many of them came via traders and soldiers from and in the Ottoman Empire. There are some Turkic words as well, most of them entered English via the Russian language.

Languages of Turkic peoples left numerous Continue reading

Welcome to the wisdom of Navoi!

Read the proverbs aloud, they sound even better that way. As you read them pick one that is especially meaningful for you and let it influence your life. Feel free to print them and meditate on one daily. The modern Uzbek equivalents are included. These wise-sayings of Navoi are still used every day on the streets of Uzbekistan and other parts of Central Asia.

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Alpamysh: central Asian identity under Russian rule

Alpamysh is a Turkic dastan — ornate oral history — and prime representative of the Turkic oral literature of Central Asia. It is the principal repository of ethnic identity, history, customs, and the value systems of its owners and composers. Set mostly in verse, the Alpamysh dastan is known and recited from the eastern Altai to the western Ural mountain ranges and as far south as Band-e Turkestan. It commemorates the Turkic people’s struggles for freedom. The events leading to the composition Continue reading

English-Sumerian-Turkish 200 words comparison List

Sumerian – Turkish Comparison List (With 200 Concept Group English Word

by Polat Kaya

Introduction

Ever since the Sumerian language became known for the world of the linguists, there have been claimes and counter claimes to the view that the Sumerian and Turkish languages are related. Continue reading