The Turks

Religion

Islamic Symbol

By the middle of the 11th century, the Muslim world consisted of a patchwork of peoples states in the lands of the former Arab Empire, united, and divided by the religion of Islam

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Rumi often wrote of his desire to achieve a personal experience of God. Primary Source: Burning with longing-fire, wanting to sleep with my head on your doorsill, my living is composed only of this trying to be in your presence. Jalaludin Rumi, quoted in Unseen Rain

McDougal Littell, World History- Patterns of Interaction

Social

A depiction of the Seljuks fighting the Crusaders at the Battle of Antioch

The Seljuks were a Turkish dynasty of Central Asiatic origin that conquered and ruled Persia, Iraq and much of the Near East in the late 11th and early 12th centuries.

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Geography

Map of Turks and Caicos

The islands (for the most part) consist of low, flat limestone with extensive marshes and mangrove swamps, all ringed by sandy beaches. Middle Caicos and North Caicos are covered in some areas by green woodlands and a network of caves.

www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/caribb/turksandcaicos/tcland.htm

Art

Turks presented successful handiwork about stone business since prehistoric period. The oldest samples can be seen in Middle East. Orhon inscriptions can be thought as monumental sculptures. Arts such as relief, carving and damascening come into prominence with Seljuks and Ottoman.

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Primary Source: "When the cooling breeze of morning blows

And the bearded gray lark sings his song,

And the long-bearded Persian chants the ezan;

When the Bedouin horses nicker on seeing their master;

At the time of the twilight,

When the beautiful-brested mountains are touched by the Sun —

At such a time, the warriors and gallant princes prepare for action."

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Book_of_Dede_Korkut/Legend_I

Military

The Turkish Armed Forces are the military forces of the Republic of Turkey. They consist of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Armed_Forces

Economics

The economy of Turkey is defined as an emerging market economy by the IMF. Turkey is among the world's developed countries according to the CIA World Factbook.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Turkey

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