Turks are not Semites. It is proven that 64 percent of Turkish people have Caucassian roots :)
@qwertykeyboard Ok, I'm wrong, so I got this answer from someone else and I think I agree. Turks of Turkey are clearly not Semitic. They have a variety of Asian genes between 13%-30% density as well as some Semitic genes but the rest is Caucasian. Turks in western and north-western Turkey as well as the eastern Black Sea Region (Pontic Alps) are almost purely Caucasians due to having been mixed with local Greek, Armenian and Georgian populations. Turks in Eastern-South Eastern regions are mixed with Kurds and Arabs. The Turks in central Anatolia are the ones with most dense Asian features. Please note that there has been a recent influx of Tatars from Crimea a couple of centuries ago, for example Turks in the Eskisehir-Usak region are of mostly Tatar descend and they posses very strong Asian features.
You are right. A friend of mine is from Eskisehir and she has ultra-slanted eyes :DAlso, I know that Western Turks and Southern Turks have high Helenic ancestry.
Turks in Turkey are genetically 64 percent Caucassian.
The've been mixed with Caucasians, definitely but their origin is not Caucasian. Big part of Northern Turkey was still part of Southern Georgia in the beginning of 20th century. It doesn't make all Turks Caucasians. I know a few Turks with Georgian origin, they call themselves Georgian Turks, cause they live in historical lands of Georgia for centuries and when these lands became part of Turkey they mixed with Turkish people. Some of them still speak Georgian.
I think you are the one who downvoted me :D However, I should say that Turkish people have Caucassian roots of 64 percent. Usually, Turkish people in Turkey do not seem like Mongoloid and I think this shows that they are not so Mongoloid at all :)
@qwertykeyboard Yes, It was easy to guess :) As I said above only real Caucasians in Caucasus are Georgians and Chechens. I am not going to prove that Turkish people are Mongoloids, I am saying that origin of Turkish people is not Caucasian. Turkish people migrated to the west from Central Asia and Siberia. How can their origin be Caucasian? The fact that you've been mixed with real Caucasians and that there are living many ethnic Caucasians doesn't change the fact that Turks are not Caucasians and have never been.
I do not seem like Mongoloid at all. Mostly, I seem like a Caucasoid but I am still a Turk :D
What do you think about it? :)
@qwertykeyboard It is possible, you must have someone Greek or Georgian in your ancestors :) Maybe even someone Armenian, but I doubt, they look more middle eastern.
I know that I have Ukrainian roots of 25 percent. I may also have Armenian roots because my great grandfather was originally from Elazığ. Elazığ is in Eastern Turkey.
@qwertykeyboard Maybe... Yeah Elazığ was part of Kingdom of Urartu, but I don't consider Armenians Caucasians, they have Persian origin. I think your Ukrainian origin does it for you :)
By the way I have Ukrainian roots but but I do not have blue eyes or blonde hair :)I am dark haired and have dark eyes.
@qwertykeyboard Not all Ukrainians have blue eyes and blonde hair.
But my grandmother was :)
I also should say that Turks living in Turkey are not Central Asians. We are Western Asians and therefore we are not Mongoloid :)
@qwertykeyboard They have Central Asian roots :) I know some Turkish people who look like Europeans but they've been mixed with other ethnicities.
Anatolian Turks only have 8-10 percent Central Asian ancestry in average :) but the percentage of Caucassian roots is about 64 percent :)
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