If you’re having trouble with what Turkic means
let’s turn to Wikipedia:
The term Turkic represents a broad ethno-linguistic group of people including existing societies such as the Turkish, Azerbaijani, Chuvashes, Kazakhs, Tatars, Kyrgyz,Turkmens, Uyghurs, Uzbeks, Bashkirs, Qashqai, Gagauzs, Yakuts, Turkic Karaites, Krymchaks, Karakalpaks, Karachays, Balkars, Nogais and as well aspast civilizations such as the Göktürks, Kumans, Kipchaks, Avars, Bulgars,Turgeshes, Khazars, Seljuk Turks, Ottoman Turks, Mamluks, Timurids and possibly Huns and the Xiongnu
Have a good night.
Open letter to people who call out the Qajars for being of a Turkic background (and therefore “impostors” to the crown):
- the Pahlavis were Turkic (1925-1979)
- the Qajars were Turkic (1796-1925)
- the Zands were either Lor or Kurdish (1760-1794)
- the Afsharids were Turkic (1747-1796)
- the Hotakis were Afghan (1709-1738)
- the Safavids were Turkic (1501-1736)
- the Ak Koyunlu were Turkic (1378-1508)
- the Kara Koyunlu were Turkic (1375-1468)
- the Timurids were Mongols (1370-1526)
And the Islamic Republic has been (so far) ruled by two supreme leaders, also of Turkic background.
Which means we can trace century after century of Iranian history, and not be able to identify even one ruling family that claimed a “Persian” identity. You’d have to go back to the Samanids who ruled from 819-999 for the most recent “Persian” Empire.
Just drop the racism—your nationalist narrative falls apart way too easily.