Who Are the Anatolian Turks?

  title={Who Are the Anatolian Turks?},
  author={Aram Yardumian and Theodore G. Schurr},
  journal={Anthropology \& Archeology of Eurasia},
  pages={42 - 6}
Due to its long-term geographic position as gateway between Europe and Asia, the genetic constitution of Anatolia is highly complex. In spite of its overwhelming diversity, most citizens of the Republic of Turkey are firstlanguage Turkish-speakers and consider themselves ethnic Turks. This was not the case during the early Middle Ages and the time of the Byzantine Empire. Although we are able to identify four successive Turkic empires, Islamicization, and post-World War I nationalization as the… 

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