Who Are The TurksThe Turks date back 4,000 years as a people, with ancestral roots extending to Turkic tribes who originated in the vast steppe lands of Central Asia and rode out in successive waves of conquest as their plain began to dry. The Turks established sixteen great empires stretching though many parts of Europe, Asia and North Africa. By the year 1000 AD, most Turks had adopted to Islam religion.

The following states and empires were founded by the Turks;

* The Great Hun Empire ( 204 BC – 216 AD )
* The Western Hun Empire ( 48 – 216 )
* The European Hun Empire ( 375 – 454 )
* The Akhun Empire ( 420 – 562 )
* The Gok Turk Empire ( 552 – 743 )
* The Avar Empire ( 565 – 803 )
* The Khazar Empire ( 651 – 983 )
* The Uigur State ( 744 – 1335 )
* The Karahan State ( 940 – 1040 )
* The Ghaznavid State ( 963 – 1183 )
* The Great Seljuk Empire ( 1040- 1157 )
* The Harzemshah State ( 1157 – 1231 )
* The Altınordu State ( 1236 – 1502 )
* The Tamberlane Empire ( 1368 – 1501 )
* The Babur Empire ( 1526 – 1858 )
* The Ottoman Empire ( 1299 – 1922 )

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