Why does the Turks feel more identified with the muslim countries of Central Asia that to the Arabs?
That’s because our culture was brought to us by Turks who originate from Middle Asia. I don’t hate being compared to Middle Eastern countries. It just isn’t relevant as there is nothing similar between Arabs and Turks, not even religion as Turks converted to Islam from the monotheistic and peaceful ancient Tengrism, while Arabs converted from violent Paganism in which stoning people to death, burning people alive, burying female babies alive or wandering half naked and having public sex was common. For starters being an Arab is about race and geography, while being a Turk is only and only a linguistic and cultural thing (and still not ethnicity since we are isolated by Imperialists IE: Russia, America, Europe cutting us off from Azerbaijan using Armenia). There is very small racial link between us Anatolian Turks and Middle Asia Turks and that is only for a small percentage. I don’t feel close because they are Muslims (in fact most of them really are not despite what you hear) but beca