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Genetic history of the Turkish people

In population genetics the question has been debated whether the modern Turkish population is significantly related to other, mainly Central Asian and Turkic peoples (from whom the modern Turkish language originates), or whether 2000 years ago they are rather derived from the indigenous largely

  • Indo-European and
  • Anatolia (Asia Minor)

Anatolians, with the exception of

  • Greeks,
  • Armenians,
  • Assyrians,
  • Jews,
  • Georgians,
  • Circassians and
  • Kurds,

were culturally assimilated during the late Middle Ages.

The contribution of the Central Asian genetics to the modern Turkish people has been debated and become the subject of several studies.

These studies concluded that historically, the indigenous groups to comprised

  • Anatolian and the neighboring peoples,
  • Balkan [Phrygians and Macedonian Greeks] and¬†
  • Central Asian from modern
    • Kazakhstan,
    • Uzbekistan,
    • Turkmenistan and
    • Kirghizstan
  • Southern Anatolia Semitic speaking peoples such as
    • Assyrians,
    • Amorites,
    • Eblaites,
    • Phoenicians,
    • Arameans and
    • Jews

Historically Anatolian (Pre-Islamic and Pre-Turkic speaking) consisted of, at different periods, a vast patchwork of Caucasoid peoples, including Language Isolate speakers such as

  • Hurrians,
  • Hattians and
  • Urartians among others, who were,

Eventually Language Isolate speakers were absorbed by Indo-European populations mostly comprising

  • Greeks,
  • Kaskians,
  • Persians,
  • Luwians,
  • Hittites,
  • Mitanni,
  • Phrygians,
  • Lydians,
  • Cimmerians,
  • Scythians,
  • Medes,
  • Lycians,
  • Cilicians,
  • Armenians,
  • Celts and
  • ¬†Kurds.

Semitic speaking peoples such as

  • Assyrians,
  • Amorites,
  • Eblaites,
  • Phoenicians,
  • Arameans and Jews

also maintained a longstanding presence across southern Anatolia

Also to a lesser degree,

  • Kartvelian (Georgian) and
  • Northwest Caucasian speaking peoples in the north east.


Charlie Kyotie

Posted: Wed, December 07, 2016

The success of the Karlantijpa North Kurrawarra Nyura Mala Aboriginal Corporation at the fourth Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) auction will create seasonal jobs and help to mitigate climate change.

The new corporation of traditional owners of the Karlantijpa North Aboriginal Land Trust, near Elliott in the Northern Territory, has won a contract with the Commonwealth's clean energy regulator to earn carbon credits in exchange for strategic burning of savannah country.


Posted: Wed, December 07, 2016

"It allows Aboriginal people to burn their country in a controlled manner early in the dry season in order to reduce massive amounts of greenhouse gasses that large and dangerous wildfires later in the year would otherwise cause."