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TURK not Persianate

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in response to reader comment: Persianate, not "Turko-Persian".

Submitted by Tabriz_Han (United Kingdom), Jan 19, 2006 at 10:31

The correct name for that culture is the Persianate culture not the "Turko-Persian".

Turkophones (mostly of mixed race and Persianized in culture) only spoke in Turkic dialects and were in the military. That is not enough participation in creating and forming the culture to deserve the name "Turko-Persian" culture.

This is nonsense, Persians are Shia and speak Farsi, the Turkic people of Central Asia are Turkic never have been Persian and have always ruled the Persians. Certain Pan-Persianists and those in Iran are very jealous of this and hate to admit it and so create lies, like the ones Iran teaches its children.

In Iran there are 35 million Turks, 8 million Kurds, Persians are a minority however, they rule the majority of people through extreme tyranny, oppression and chauvinism and have little to do with "religion" in reality, its just a word to try and control the masses,

Iran will crumble from within, the Kurds and Turks will have self-determination and rule themselves.

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