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I only ask because the vast majority of Turkey speaks an Altaic language, but they look completely different from Turkic-language speakers in Central Asia, i.e. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Altai Republic, Tuva, etc.

It has been said that the marauding Turkish invaders were few in numbers, so it is suspected that they could have looked like the Central Asians of today, but were too few to make any genetic impact, although powerful enough to replace the local language and religion.

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I have been reading on random historical forums that allege that the initial Ottoman force that invaded Anatolia were indeed Asiatic, resembling modern-day Kazakhs or Kyrgyz. Basically, just another marauding Central Asian army in the same strain of the Huns, Magyars, Seljuk Turks, Mongols, etc. –  Five Points Aug 12 '13 at 1:50

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