Celal Şengor, a professor from Turkey, made another blow against the mythology of a predominantly Turkish mixture in the genetic makeup of Turkish citizens, especially those of Anatolia.
Speaking on the television, the professor said that the genes of the Anatolian peoples consist of only 7% of Central Asia, the homeland of the Turkish tribes.
The biggest surprise, however, is what happened next.
“Relevant DNA research was done in Anatolia and it turned out that we are very Indo-European,” said the professor.
“Remember that we are the heirs of Byzantium,” the professor continued, adding, “And because of this there were many marriages during the Ottoman period. This is why we are Muslim Rûm.
Türklüğün küçük özeti budur fazla uzatmaya gerek yok. pic.twitter.com/MCASQeqY7A
– Vengê to, Dengê te (@ veng_deng_8) June 29, 2021
Rûm is a derivative of the term rhomaioi-est Roman (Ῥωμαῖοι) and is used in many Islamic countries to refer to the Greeks.
Rum is found in the pre-Islamic inscription of Namara and later in the Qur’an (7th century), where it is used to refer to the contemporary Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire under its Greek-speaking emperors of the Heraclian dynasty.
Turkey calls its Greek minority Rûm, like those who live in Constantinople, Tenedos and Imvros, and refers to the Greeks in Greece as Yunani (Ionian).
In this way, they differentiate between Greeks in Greece and Greeks in Turkey.
In response to Şengor’s television segment, the Turkish-born professor Mehmet Efe Caman, who describes himself on Twitter as an “Anatolian from Constantinople with roots in Crete and Paphlagonia [on the Black Sea],” mentionned:
“Professor Şengör says: ‘We are Romans’ because he cannot say that today’s Turkish-speaking Anatolians are Islamized and linguistically assimilated Greeks. Turkish supremacist racism will collapse.
“I had the Central Asian gene at 8.2%. It is still above the number mentioned by Professor Şengör and Murat Bardakçı.
“All kidding aside, it’s impossible to understand why the Turkish state taught children the Turkish-supremacist and racist myth of ‘mass migration from Central Asia to Anatolia’ in schools for 100 years.
“Why did the Turkish state want to hide that the Anatolian people largely had Greco-Roman roots? What was the reason for this secrecy? Why were they afraid?
Bende Orta Asya Geni %8.2 çıktı. Yine de Prof. Şengör'ün ve Murat Bardakçının bahsettiği rakamın üzerinde. 🙃 Şaka bir yana, Türk devleti neden Türk-üstünlükçü ve ırkçı "Orta Asya'dan Anadolu'ya kitlesel göç" mitini çocuklara 100 yıldır okullarda okuttu, anlamak mümkün değil.
— Mehmet Efe Caman 🌈 (@MehmetEfe_Caman) June 30, 2021
“Why did they carefully hide the Greek origin of the great Turkish-speaking masses who were Islamized and due to linguistic assimilation?” Asked the professor.
It is recalled that earlier this month, the Turkish DNA Project, a disinformation portal known for publishing genetic charts and tables without references or sources, expressed frustration with Ancestry.com, the world’s largest genealogy company for purpose. lucrative in the world.
The disinformation project called for “All Turks to boycott this company: Ancestry.”
“AncestryDNA prioritizes demonizing the Turkish people and delegitimizing their presence in Turkey rather than giving out information about the genetic structure of the affected population,” they said in a now deleted Twitter post.
Ancestry.com pointed out that after the Ottoman conquest of Pontos, now on the southeastern coast of the Black Sea, the “Pontian Greeks adopted the Turkish language and culture, and many converted to Islam. in order to have greater opportunities in Turkish society ”.
Ancestry.com also pointed out that another cycle of Turkification of the Pontian Greeks occurred after the Second Russo-Turkish War (1828-1829).
With the advent of genetic testing, more and more Turkish citizens and diaspora communities are discovering that they are in fact Turkified peoples, pointing mainly to Greek.
More and more Turkish citizens are discovering that they are in fact not Turkish.
It is for this reason that the role of the so-called Turkish DNA Project is to sow doubt among those who do genetic testing with legitimate companies like Ancestry.com and find out that they are in fact not Turkish.
A famous case of a Turkish citizen discovering that he is Greek is Yannis Vasilis Yaylal, born Ibrahim Yaylalı.
Yannis was a former Turkish ultra-nationalist who was proud of his enmity towards the Kurds and other indigenous peoples of Asia Minor.
However, he soon found out that he was in fact Greek, became a Christian, and then became an activist for minorities in Turkey, although he initially joined the Turkish military to kill them, as reported. Tearnian Weekly.
Uzay Bulut, a Turkish-born journalist, also answered the Turkish DNA Project’s call to boycott Ancestry.com.
“Why are Turkish nationalists so terrified of the truth? Because if they face it, the lies they invented will be shattered, ”she said on Twitter.
“Through these lies, hatred grew, which drove them to commit so many crimes against Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians, Jews and others,” Bulut said.
“Then they will realize that by destroying these peoples, they have in fact destroyed their own ancestors and their cultural heritage,” the journalist said, adding: “The truth will set us all free and bring the peace that the region has so much needed.
Then they will realize that by destroying these peoples, they have in fact destroyed their own ancestors and their cultural heritage. The truth will set us all free and bring the much needed peace in the region.
– Uzay Bulut (@bulutuzay_) May 31, 2021
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