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Published on Jun 28, 2009
Y-DNA haplogroups in Turkey. Simplified information on Y-DNA haplogroups. Less than 10 % of population is related to Turkic tribes of Central Asia. As high as 90% of population in Turkey is left over grand children of Ancient Roman Imperium.
Turks have more genetic cousins in Greece, Italy, Balkan countries and Georgia than people of Central Asia. This findings are based on Y-DNA studies. Y-DNA is inherited by son from his father and never changes generations to generations. It stays the same thousands of years.
In summary current population in Turkey is a result of cultural assimilation. Their real identity was taken away by invaders. This part of Turkish history is a big black hole. There are no reliable historical records on how people of this area are Turkified.
Anatolians do not significantly differ from other Mediterranean populations, indicating that while the Asian Turks carried out an invasion with cultural significance (language and religion), the genetic significance is only weakly detectable.