I found this article very interesting because in this article it says the Turks protected their identity but just mixed into two groups European Turks and East Asian Turks, when some of the other Turks visit Uyghurs of Xinjiang some people think they are same but some people don’t think so. I think that, one of the most important things was that the Turks were already in Anatolia before the Battle of Manzikert(1071). Another interesting and important thing was Islamization. The Turks, before they became muslim, were adopted most of the religions and I think that’s the main reason why our ancestors always showed religious toleration to the non-muslims. It looks like a manner like that created a different pattern in the history of the Turks in Islam. Islam was not just important as a religion it was also next most definitive constituent of Turkic identity after language.
It presents how the Turks adopted a sedentary life and the list of other possible lifestyles. It shows that from the Seljuk through the Mongol periods, urbanization and sedentarization expanded. Another information is that how does, when gunpowder weapons rose and what are the consequences of it. It mentions about how big and strong Ottoman Empire was and looks like in decline of the Ottoman Empire nationalism started to affect the Empire and the sultans tried to make empire more modern so they trained elites to serve them but the elites served the idea of nationalism.
The writer starts to present the Turkic militarism. It also presents today’s Turkey how people idealize the government and general expressions. It shows the early Turkic tribe as transient outfitted camp raises the question of militarism, which clearly has a capable part in any such concept.