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The country of the Turks is not Turkey, nor yet Turkistan, Their country is a vast and eternal land: Turan! Ziya Gokalp
The Turks were a great nation even before they adopted the Muslim religion…The religion founded by Muhammad was based on a policy of setting Arab nationalism above all other nationalisms. Kemal Ataturk
We closed the roads and mountain passes that might serve as ways of escape for the Tartars [Turks], and then proceeded in the work of extermination. Our troops surrounded village after village. Little resistance was offered. Our artillery knocked the huts into heaps of stones and dust, and when the villages became untenable and the inhabitants fled from them into the fields, bullets and bayonets completed the work. Ohanus Appressian
Turks, Tartars, even Persians constituted the infidel powers which neighboured and threatened European Christiandom. The word "Turk" was mainly used in two ways, as a generic name for an Islamic State with its own characteristic institutions of Government and military; and as a description of behaviour or character -- the Turks being of nature cruel and heartless... The idea of cruelty was probably produced by the Turks' distant foreignness combined with an absence from their lives of comprehensible Christian ethics, but more importantly by their military threat. Simon Shephard
It is in our blood to hate the Turks. However, we hate Bulgarians and Greeks also. The Jews like Turks, but they hate Arabs. The Arabs, in their turn, are not in favor with the Turks. And the level of hatred is rising... Narek Mesropian
When the [Abbasid] state was drowned in decadence and luxury. . . and overthrown by the heathen Tatars . . . because the people of the faith had become deficient in energy and reluctant to rally in defense . . . then it was God's benevolence that He rescued the faith by reviving its dying breath and restoring the unity of the Muslims in the Egyptian realms.... He did this by sending to the Muslims, from among this Turkish nation and its great and numerous tribes, rulers to defend them. Ibn Khaldun
You know what we did at Jerusalem. Do exactly the same. Send for the Turkish Wali [Civil Governor] and tell him to carry on, giving him the extra police he requires. Edmund Allenby
The unspeakable Turk should be immediately struck out of the question, and the country he left to honest European guidance. Thomas Carlyle
[Turks] one and all, bag and baggage, shall I hope clear out from the province they have desolated and profaned. William E. Gladstone
It will be your destiny to defend Christendom against the Turk. It will thus be an essential part of Your education that you be early taught the use of the bow, of the sling, and of the spear. Pius II; Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini
The victories which the Turks gained in battlefields honored Islam. Yet it is a reality as well that Islam lost much of its meaning in the Turks' hands. In the hands of the Turks, Islam was frozen insubstantially and its improvement was stopped. The Ottomans froze and maltreated Islam in all the fields except in military. For example, they didn't lay on knowledge as much stress as necessary. Muhammad Qutb