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

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

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

Experts warn of risks for Turkey in mediating with Taliban

The recent push by some international actors in Afghanistan for Turkey to help mediate a possible reconciliation process with the Taliban has prompted experts to warn about the risks of undertaking such a mission. 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

The Middle East’s Turko-Persian future

The center of gravity in the Middle East has shifted dramatically in the past few decades from the Arab heartland comprising Egypt and the Fertile Crescent to what was once considered the non-Arab periphery — Turkey and Iran. Continue reading

The Turkish Role in Negotiations with Iran

The P-5+1 talks with Iran will resume Jan. 21-22. For those not tuned into the obscure jargon of the diplomatic world, these are the talks between the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia), plus Germany — hence, P-5+1. These six countries will be negotiating with one country, Iran. The meetings will take place in Istanbul Continue reading

Declaration of 10th Summit of the Heads of the Turkic Speaking States

Declaration of 10th Summit of the Heads of the Turkic Speaking States (İstanbul, 16 September 2010)

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Roza Otunbayeva, President of the Republic of Turkey Abdullah Gül and President of Turkmenistan Continue reading

US demands combat forces from Turkey for Afghan war

Washington has 3 demands from Turkey as part of US President Barrack Obama’s new Afghan strategy.

US also sees “combat role” for Turkish soldiers in Afghanistan. Continue reading