I had earlier indicated that I would dedicate more entries on Pan-Turanism and its evil aims towards Iranian Azerbaijan.
Pan-Turanists tried to hijack the recent unrest in Tabriz and elsewhere in Azerbaijan (I saw on a few photos that a couple of infiltrators where making the infamous grey wolf sign) but they were pitifully unsuccessful to hijack this truly Azeri movement for freedom and democracy. Kurds, Azeri's, Persians, Balooch.....ALL IRANIANS suffer under this foul and rotten Islamic Republic that has occupied our motherland for 27 years now. We all seek the overthrow of this Anti-Iranian Regime.
Moving on, i've challenged a Pan-Turanist who has brought his Pan-Turanian/Pan-Turkist agenda onto my blog, as well as Azarmehr's, that Iranian Azeri's will stand ready at Azerbaijan's borders to "welcome" their "Turkish" brothers =) What a sight it will be to see the "pack of grey wolves" come to "unite with their brethren"; Pan-Turanists will see how receptive our Azeri Lions will be to such a hideous group as theirs stepping foot on Iranian soil with the aim to seperate it from its motherland.
I will post parts of an extensive research by Dr Kaveh Farrokh on Pan-Turanism and its movement and hope that my readers take note of it and read it since it will answer many questions that might exist.
What is pan-Turanianism? Simply put, pan-Turanianism is an ideology that aims at creating a Turkic super state stretching from the Balkans in Europe, eastwards across Turkey, Iran (Persia), the Caucasus, Central Asia up to and including northwest China.
The logic behind this is that all people who speak Turkish must be incorporated into this Turkic super state (see also Atabaki, 2001, Landau, 1995, Zenkovsky 1960 and Lewis, 1962 in References).
Hungarian pan-Turanianist activists go even further. They have proposed that the entire Eurasian landmass between Hungary and Norway in Europe to Japan and Korea was once an empire known as “Turania”. Apart from non-scholastic websites, no linguistic, anthropological and archeological evidence for such an empire exists. Pan-Turanian racialists and historians would beg to differ. They are impervious to logical explanations even in the face of hard evidence. Such is the case of all who are infected with the virulent virus of racialism (see C. Richards, 1997 and J. Searle-White, 2001 in References).
Pan-Turanianism, like Nazi “racial sciences”, or Stalinist “History”, has failed to convince the majority of western scholarship to its cause, and has been as equally unsuccessful in Eastern Europe, with the exception of Hungary and the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Much of pan-Turanian ideology is similar to pan-Germanic racism and Nazism; philosophies from which the Grey Wolves and pan-Turanian ideologues have drawn much of their inspiration (see Parts III & IV). Like the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s, the pan Turanian Turks envision their Turan super-state (like the Nazi “Germania”), in terms of “lebensraum” (German for “living space”) for all Turkic speaking peoples. The late president of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Abulfazl Elchibey (1938-2000), a Grey Wolf sympathizer himself (see Part II, item 4), is reputed to have stated that “…the road to Turkistan runs through Tabriz”. Tabriz has been an integral part of Persia for thousands of years.
Again you can confirm my statement that Pan-Turanists believe whoever speaks Turkish must be RACIALLY Turkish! So in the minds of Pan-Turanists a black person from Nigeria, born and raised in Turkey, would be classified as RACIALLY Turkish since he would speak Turkish =) Good logic!
I don't know what kind of a twisted RACIALIST view this is but it sure doesn't make any sense at all. If you want to create a "Turkish Supernation" at least try to create it with you own blood for God's sake and don't involve Iranian peoples' in it - because as soon as you do that you know you are in for trouble. Do you have an inferiority complex to come and claim our blood as your own? The same way you have tried to claim Iranian National Heroes as your own in the past (Rumi and Papak Khorramdin come to my mind).
Continuing with this absurd and completely manufactured lie of "Pan-Turanism":
As with every racialist movement, pan-Turanianism has invented its own version of historical narcissism[i]. However, in this particular case, one may say that pan-Turanianism has produced a “history” that is not only incredible, but dare I say, entertaining. Pan-Turanian scholars have not only re-narrated a whole new version of world history, but have set new frontiers in the disciplines of linguistics, archaeology, anthropology and logic, one on par with the “Aryan Physics” of the Nazi regime of Germany (1920s-1940s).
Below are descriptions of a mere handful of these beliefs. As you read the list below, you will undoubtedly ask: how are these conclusions arrived at, and what kinds of minds manufacture such thoughts?
(a) The Inventors of culture, language and civilization were Turks.
Pan-Turanian ideologues have placed a very high priority on re-inventing past history. Much of this is based on the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Attaturk (1881-1938) (see photo below), who stated that: “Writing history is as important as making history”[ii] (see also H. Poulton and P. Robins in references).
Attaturk was right in that "writing history is as important as making history" but do you have to resort to fabricating history? I'm referring to the Pan-Turanians? Are you in such low self-esteem that you have to manufacture and fabricate false history and claim other peoples as your own and as if that is not enough other peoples' achievements as your own as well! How ridiculous. The funny part is the part about how you, Pan-Turanists, are on a mission to depict Turks as heirs of "nearly all civilization"!!! I mean how far are you willing to go with your ludricous and absurd allegations? You will NEVER have any success in your mission if your basis and foundation is built upon lies and fabricated facts! If you want to unite your Turkish countrymen by all means do so based on established facts, however not on fabricated history.
Now I found this part written by Dr Farrokh regarding the statements of a Pan-Turanist Professor's statement to be interesting:
“Indeed, I have proven that the culture of 6300 B.C. Anatolia as discovered at Çatal Hüyük by archaeologist James Mellaart is Turkish, and since this almost 8300 years old culture was not created in a day, we can easily talk of a ‘Ten Thousand Years of the Turks’ ...”
With a single stroke of his pen (or keyboard), the Professor has traced the entire civilization of humanity to the Turks and eliminated the Greek, Hittite, Armenian, Phrygian, and Iranian (Mede, Persian, etc.) legacies in Anatolia. As you read through the Professor’s book and his “dictionaries”, his cognition and especially his logical processes become somewhat clearer. But what Dr. Diker and other pan-Turanian activists are doing is nothing new; Soviet “historians” had engaged in this type of “academia” since the 1920s.
Pan-Turanian activists have learned a great deal from Soviet scholarship (see Part II, items 1c and 1e). If history fails to support your ideology, then all you need to do is to re-write that history to fit your beliefs. Logic and objectivity are never the hallmarks of any racist movement seeking to differentiate and divide nations and peoples along ethnic, linguistic, or religious lines.
Pan-Turanian activists however have failed (and continue to fail) in the face of northwest European, Greek, Italian, Indian, Iranian, Chinese, and Arabian historical archives, linguistics, archaeology, anthropology, not to mention genetic studies. Not a shred of “proof” actually exists for the truly fantastic narratives stated by pan-Turanian writers such as Silahi Diker.
Again confirming my statements about Pan-Turanists fabricated history in their favour. It wouldn't surprise me if Pan-Turanists would come out and claim that the world is flat and genuinely believe that people will believe it =)
Dr Farrokh goes on regarding this tremendous effort to sell fabricated history and states:
There is a tremendous effort in place to push these ideas into mainstream western academia and media outlets (see Part VI, items 4 & 7). Grey Wolf activists (see item below and Part III) have been introducing these false ideas into the Republic of Azerbaijan and are trying to affect Iran’s Turcophone (e.g. Azerbaijani) populations as well (see Parts II-IV).
My next entry regarding the Pan-Turanist movement will focus on these "Grey Wolves" and in later entries will address the issue of Pan-Turanists Aims for Iranian Azerbaijan. For now I suggest that you have a look at Dr Farrokh's comprehensive study - CLICK HERE to read the entire study.