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Old 06-05-2021, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Because Turkic people migrated from Northwestern China/Mongolia.
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Old 06-05-2021, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Turkey is a European country. Historically, the country has always had one foot in Europe and one in western Asia, both geographically and culturally. The Europeans and Ottoman's have always had to contend with each other because of their proximity. Turkey has also been more exposed to/participated in European cultural and artistic movements.

The Turkic language is from central Asia but the culture and people are firmly Mediterranean.
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Old 06-05-2021, 11:12 PM
 
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Because most of Turkey is in Asia. And historically, the cultural background of Turkish people and their language do not have European roots.

Did you know part of Kazakhstan is also in Europe.
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Old 06-06-2021, 12:17 AM
 
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Well in that case Ireland and the UK are also outside of Europe proper. Iceland as well. And the Azores are right in between America and Europe.
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Old 06-06-2021, 02:42 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Well in that case Ireland and the UK are also outside of Europe proper. Iceland as well. And the Azores are right in between America and Europe.
No it's not.

Another new account.

Europe (Definition) - Wikipedia
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Old 06-06-2021, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Turkey is a European country. Historically, the country has always had one foot in Europe and one in western Asia, both geographically and culturally. The Europeans and Ottoman's have always had to contend with each other because of their proximity. Turkey has also been more exposed to/participated in European cultural and artistic movements.

The Turkic language is from central Asia but the culture and people are firmly Mediterranean.

Turkey as a whole is far culturally far more like Morocco, Egypt and Syria (Which are Mediterranean of Course) than Bulgaria and Greece, from my experience of travelling to all these countries.

Its not just the religion we are talking about either, other thinks things like Turkish food, how you are obliged to sit down and drink tea every shop you go into, the multitude of carpet sellers and other touts you have to deal with, and how you are expected to bargin for just about everything, these things make turkey far more like the middle east than Europe, in my opinion.
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Old 06-06-2021, 04:13 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Well, Turkey participates in the Eurovision, so they must be part of Europe, right? But then again, so does Israel… and Australia.
Our major foreign language TV station was responsible for that, though to be fair most Australians think that is weird as well.

Of course turkey and Israel are in UEFA, but then again Australia is also in the AFC, so that is not really good guide either.
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Old 06-07-2021, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Well, Turkey participates in the Eurovision, so they must be part of Europe, right? But then again, so does Israel… and Australia.
Not sure, but I read this:
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-e...-b1849458.html
https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/entert...-song-contest/

And I agree, only a small part of Turkey is European. The vast majority of the country – and the population – within the continent of Asia.

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Old 06-07-2021, 03:03 AM
 
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And historically, the cultural background of Turkish people and their language do not have European roots.
Oops
About words Papa and grandpapa you can see here
//www.city-data.com/forum/world/2615929-bashkir-language-proto-nostratic-language.html
Hotdog is a Turkic word as well as the Spanish word "bailar" /to dance/ or word 'patriot(ic)'
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Old 06-08-2021, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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A vers small, but admittedly very significant, part of Turkey;s land area is geographically part of the most extremely distant part of southeast Europe, and historically, parts of the Adriatic coast and the Bosphorus were part of the cultural milieu of Europe (Greek).

But the vast majority of the land and its people are in Asia, and have cultural and historical ties to southwest Asia.
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