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Kings and Generals' historical animated documentary series on the history of Ancient Civilizations and Nomadic Cultures continues with a video on the Seljuk Turkification of Anatolia - the period that started in the XI century with the battle of Manzikert and was largely concluded by the XV century when the Ottomans rose to power, as the Seljuks and other Turkic peoples entered Anatolia, slowly pushing the Greeks and other locals to the coastal regions, slowly weakening the Eastern Roman Empire.

Although I don't deny religious persecution of various faiths but in most of these channels Islamic conquests whether Arab, Turks or any other Muslim empires are often exaggerated with ruthless pillage and plunder of cities which can be seen in this video and strongly disagree with the rhetoric that Islam was spread by sword.
 
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Kings and Generals' historical animated documentary series on the history of Ancient Civilizations and Nomadic Cultures continues with a video on the Seljuk Turkification of Anatolia - the period that started in the XI century with the battle of Manzikert and was largely concluded by the XV century when the Ottomans rose to power, as the Seljuks and other Turkic peoples entered Anatolia, slowly pushing the Greeks and other locals to the coastal regions, slowly weakening the Eastern Roman Empire.
Turkification was very efficient on the Anatolian inhabitants.

Arabization was a bit less hard considering the shared Semetic heritage among inhabitants of the region. Turks and Anatolians had almost nothing in common imo.
 
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How many people know that the great commander Amr bin As' one of the first thing during the conquests of Egypt was to erase the traces of Hellenism in Egypt? Or the ancient histories of countries such as Lebanon and Tunisia before Islam that have nothing to do with Hellenism.

Turks are a nation that knows how to live in harmony with other nations in every geography they go to and is inclined to integration. As a result of this, tens of millions of Turks have today lost their identity and become a part of other nations. There is no problem with that, there is no event as magnificent as the unification of peoples. Many of these constitutes the unique cultural identities of most of the modern states today.

Let me show you how todays Turkish people come together around:
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They fled from the Caucasian genocides, the Peloponnese and Cretan genocides. As the wave of invasion of Austria and Russia expanded, Muslims mostly wanted to come to Anatolia. Without knowing the collapse of the Ottoman state in the 19th century and the deep-detailed first world war: Searching for historical grounds with political theses is a kind of blabbering that is extremely funny and has no academic equivalent.

If the Turks had a problem bout living with other nations together, most of regions could not exist with their current national identities, just as there is an absurd and wholesale understanding of history that tries to gather many ancient nations under the umbrella of Hellenism.

Muslim Turks established their first independent state in today's Egypt. Mesapotamia and Levant geography were the first settlements for Turks in the same years. Turks have an undeniable role in the Islamization of Egypt. They have always served the caliphate faithfully. This does not even include what the Seljuks(Tugrul Beg) did at further east a century later, who saved Baghdad from collapse and the caliph from being killed. I hope I do not need to give detailed information about dozens of tribes from 8th to 14th century.

The Seljuks, one of the largest empires in history, are a unique and beautiful example of the combination of Iranian and Turkish culture. The Ottomans, on the other hand, are essentially a Balkan/Islands Sea state. It grew up in the Balkans and took its power from its advancement in the balkans. Is there a need to mention the interactions in South Asia or the north of the Black Sea?
 
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The Turkification of Anatolia is impressive. I struggle to find other places where this process was so efficiently done. Arabization was less efficent. Look at Berbers, Copts, Christian, Druze etc groups still around. But Anatolia was really ground well. Out of this a united nation was melded.
 

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Turkish people are really smart. That's why they make all these really technologically advanced drone stuffs that no other Turkic speaking country can.
 

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Turkic people are culturally very rich in addition to the fact that they are also dynamic fighters.
 

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It didnt happen overnight after manzikert. Keep in mind there was a tug of war going on with the byzantines over coastal anatolia until the ottomans bested them near the end of the beylik period .

A byzantine rump state stuck around in trabzon as well even after 1453 victory at Constantinople.

also note that post ww1 there were waves of population exchange between greece and turkey. this permanently changed the demographics in anatolia
 

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