View Poll Results: What is the greatest Turkish Empire?

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  • Great Hun Empire

    3 9.38%
  • Attila's Western Hun Empire

    1 3.13%
  • Uighur Empire

    0 0%
  • Gokturk Empire

    2 6.25%
  • Seljuk Empire

    1 3.13%
  • Ottoman Empire

    25 78.13%
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Thread: Greatest Turkish Empires

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    Greatest Turkish Empires

    According to Hammer; Turks are most succesful nation to found new states and to rise them...But which one is the greatest Turkish Empire?

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    Ottomans...
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    hmm... im not exactly a wizz on turkish empires but ill have to go with the Ottomans

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    Greatest Turkish Empire

    Turks had many great empires in history. But the last is the best so I think the greatest one is the Ottoman sultanate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogukan View Post
    Turks had many great empires in history. But the last is the best so I think the greatest one is the Ottoman sultanate.

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    Gotta say Ottoman.

    It's the only Turkish empire anyone's ever heard of outside of Turkey.
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    Ottoman empire, because only it conqered the Serbia.
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    According to Neyzen; Turks are most succesful nation to found new states and to fade them...

    I voted for Seljuk Empire. Seljuk Turks' interrests were more understandable than the rest above.

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    Yeah, I got the word from my mouth, I would say that. Turks are the most succesful nation to found new states and also to ruin them.
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    i would have thought iran had housed more dynasties.

    anyways i went for ottoman.

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    Are the Huns considered 'Turkish'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadkenny View Post
    Are the Huns considered 'Turkish'?
    exactly my friend.

    look, you can travel from Turkey to China (even in the western Uygur side of China) and you will not need any language but Turkish
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    Attila was a Turk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFirst View Post
    Attila was a Turk?
    i dont know about his family roots but yes my friend Huns are one of Turkic Nations.

    theres a lot of Turkic Nations which were the deadliest enemys to eachother in history.

    "Ever since Joseph de Guignes in the 18th century identified the Huns with the Xiongnu or (H)siung-nu,[5] there has been a school of thought that the Huns were of Turkic origin. This theory is also supported by O. Maenchen-Helfen, on the basis of his linguistic studies.[6][7] English scholar Peter Heather, also called the Huns "the first group of Turkic, as opposed to Iranian, nomads to have intruded into Europe".[8] Kemal Cemal, a Turkish researcher,[9] points to linguistic evidence; compares Turkic and Hunnic words, names and shows the similarities between them. He also compares systems of governance of the Huns to that of other Turkic tribes, and demonstrates how similar they are. Others who support this view include Hungarian historian Gyula Nemeth in his 1991 book Hungary."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFirst View Post
    Attila was a Turk?
    No, definitely not. There is some argument that Hunnish was a 'Turkic' language. Others only categorize it as belonging in the broader Altaic languages, which includes the Turkic languages. Note that in spite of the similarity 'Turkish' and 'Turkic' are not the same thing, 'Turkic' being a much broader term. The closest analogy that comes to mind is the difference between 'Slavic' and 'Russian'. So Russians are Slavs but all not all Slavs are Russian. In the same way Huns might have been Turkic (then again, perhaps they weren't even Turkic but only part of an even broader linguistic grouping that included Turkic) but they were definitely not Turkish.

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