The center of the Turanian world, that is, of the people related to the Turkish peoples, is not in Turkey, but in the territory of Russia, reminded the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peshkov, when asked about the map of the Turanian world, which he gave to Recep Tayyip Erdogan a few days ago. the leader of the Nationalist Movement Devlet Bahceli and includes many of neighboring countries of Turkey, but also of present-day Russia.
“Our Turkish partners nurture the idea of Turanian unity. This is normal. The only thing I’m sorry about is that there is still no big red star on the map (as a geographical indication) in the center. “This is not in Turkey, but in the territory of the Russian Federation, in the Altai, in that sacred place for every Turanian, from where their lineage began. I tell you this as a Turkologist,” D. Peshkov told Russian State TV.
In the map, given on November 17 by D. Bahceli to R.T. Erdogan includes, in addition to Turkey, the former Soviet republics of Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in red and part of the Balkans, part of Iran, regions of Russia, part of Siberia, western Siberia, in China in orange and yellow.
According to the Russian news agencies TASS and Interfax, the creators of the map did not clarify the meaning of the divisions, while Erdogan himself or other officials avoided commenting on how they deal with the creation and symbolism of the map.
According to the website of Russia Today, the Turanian world is indeed large, “but its central part is in Russia, an important part of the post-Soviet space, which is a zone of strategic interests of Russia and part of the unified Eurasian culture, in the center of which “is the Eurasian ‘hard core’, that is, historic Russia with its millennial history.” Therefore, observes the political scientist Valery Korovin, “if we draw the map of Eurasian civilization, one of the components of which are the Turans, then Turkey will join there as a small part”, as is the case when creating historical maps for the influence of the Russian, or the Slavic, or the Greek and Byzantine world.
So such maps can be painted by many, the question is what is hidden behind them and where they are founded, the Russian analyst comments and notes: “The area of the Turanian world inhabited by Turanian peoples, descendants of the ancient Turanian nomadic tribes, has not absolutely nothing to do with the present-day Turkish Republic, a small fragment of the Ottoman Empire that collapsed as a result of World War I. But even the Ottoman Empire was chronologically the last imperial state to be heavily influenced by the Turanians, who, “According to (s.s. Russian ethnologist) Leon Gumilyov, they appeared at the beginning of the first millennium in Altai and the territory of Tsungaria (s.s. present-day China), which is very far from present-day Turkey.”
According to the Russian commentator, Turkish nationalists expose Erdogan to similar findings as the map, forcing him to “either remain silent, an ambiguous interpretation, criticized in Turkish nationalist circles, or justify” Russia, such as Russia. and China, with which he does not want to clash, which destroys his image of the whole world.
Source From: Capital