History[ edit ] A group of immigrants, most wearing fezzes, surrounding a large vessel which is decorated with the star and crescent symbol of the Ottoman Empire — A Turkish immigrant in New York A Turkish immigrant leather worker, Yakub Ahmed, celebrates becoming a naturalized American citizen in the s Ottoman Turkish migration[ edit ] The earliest known Turkish settlers in the United States arrived in when Sir Francis Drake brought at least Muslimsidentified as Turks and Moorsto the newly established English colony of Roanoke on the coast of present-day North Carolina.
Turkic peoplesOghuz Turksand Ancient Anatolians Anatolia was first inhabited by hunter-gatherers during the Paleolithic era, and in antiquity was inhabited by various ancient Anatolian peoples. Most of the Turkic peoples were followers of Tengrismsharing the cult of the sky god Tengrialthough there were also adherents of ManichaeismNestorian Christianity and Buddhism.
Although initiated by the Arabsthe conversion of the Turks to Islam was filtered through Persian and Central Asian culture. Under the Umayyadsmost were domestic servants, whilst under the Abbasid Caliphateincreasing numbers were trained as soldiers.
As the Abbasid Caliphate declined, Turkish officers assumed more military and political power taking over or establishing provincial dynasties with their own corps of Turkish troops. During the 11th century the Seljuk Turks who were admirers of the Persian civilization grew in number and were able to occupy the eastern province of the Abbasid Empire.
Bythe Seljuk Empire captured Baghdad and began to make their first incursions into the edges of Anatolia. From this popular and syncretist Islam, with its mystical and revolutionary aspects, sects such as the Alevis and Bektashis emerged. Particularly afterpolitical stability within the Seljuk territories rapidly disintegrated, leading to the strengthening of Turkoman principalities in the western and southern parts of Anatolia called the " beyliks ".
Anatolian Turkish beyliks A map of the independent beyliks in Anatolia during the early s.
Once the Seljuk Turks were defeated by the Mongols' conquest of Anatoliathe Turks became the vassal of the Ilkhans who established their own empire in the vast area stretching from present-day Afghanistan to present-day Turkey.
Inland from Teke was Hamid and east of Karasi was the beylik of Germiyan. Although the Ottomans were only a small principality among the numerous Turkish beyliks, and thus posed the smallest threat to the Byzantine authority, their location in north-western Anatolia, in the former Byzantine province of Bithyniabecame a fortunate position for their future conquests.
The Latinswho had conquered the city of Constantinople in during the Fourth Crusadeestablished a Latin Empire —61divided the former Byzantine territories in the Balkans and the Aegean among themselves, and forced the Byzantine Emperors into exile at Nicaea present-day Iznik.
From onwards, the Byzantines were largely preoccupied with regaining their control in the Balkans. The loss of almost all Ottoman territories during the late 19th and early 20th century, and then the establishment of the Republic of Turkeyinresulted in Turkish refugees, known as " Muhacirs ", from hostile regions of the Balkansthe Black Seathe Aegean islandsthe island of Cyprusthe Sanjak of Alexandrettathe Middle Eastand the Soviet Union to migrate to Anatolia and Eastern Thrace.
Thus, the population of western Asia Minor had largely become Turkish -speaking and Muslim in religion. Inthe Ottomans crossed into Europe and established a foothold on the Gallipoli Peninsula while at the same time pushing east and taking Ankara.
The settlers consisted of soldiers, nomads, farmers, artisans and merchantsdervishespreachers and other religious functionaries, and administrative personnel. The island of Cyprus was conquered, inbolstering Ottoman dominance over the sea routes of the eastern Mediterranean.
Thus, the last quarter of the 19th and the early part of the 20th century saw some 7—9 million Muslim refugees Turks and some CircassiansBosniansGeorgiansetc. During World War I, the government of the Committee of Union and Progress continued with its Turkification policies, which affected non-Turkish minorities, such as the Armenians during the Armenian Genocide and the Greeks during various campaigns of ethnic cleansing and expulsion.
The Turks, under Mustafa Kemalrejected the treaty and fought the Turkish War of Independenceresulting in the abortion of that text, never ratified,  and the abolition of the Sultanate. Thus, the year-old Ottoman Empire ended.This book contains 48 papers presented at the Fourteenth International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, held by Ankara University in August , Apr 27, · Purdue is a scholarly source that connects to an article with the New York Times, a news source.
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We have now placed Twitpic in an archived state. This book contains 48 papers presented at the Fourteenth International Conference on Turkish Linguistics, held by Ankara University in August , The contributions to this conference cover a wide range of topics in theoretical, descriptive and applied linguistics relating to Turkish and Turkic languages in discussing a great variety of .
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