Gaston Gaillard
The Turks and Europe

The Turks and Europe

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THE peoples who speak the various Turkish dialects and who bear the generic name of Turcomans, or Turco-Tatars, are distributed over huge territories occupying nearly half of Asia and an important part of Eastern Europe. But as we are only considering the Turkish question from the European point of view, no lengthy reference is needed to such Eastern groups as those of Turkish or Mongol descent who are connected with the Yenisseians of Northern Asia and the Altaians. The Russians call these peoples “ Tatars ”, and they, no doubt, constituted the " Tubbat " nation, referred to by the Chinese historians under the name of " Tou-Kiou " up to the seventh century after Christ.

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