turkish anon here. what >>321118
said is basically true. especially
>a Turk claiming to be white or Middle Eastern is probably some conservative Sharia law fanatic or self-hating Euroboo.
but also, it's been a very
long time since turkish people migrated from central asia and besides the odd similarities between us and asians, i rarely hear turkish people identifying themselves as asian. i actually haven't heard any at all.
a turkish person (that was born and is still living in turkey) identifying themselves as middle eastern is someone who is most likely supporting sharia law and who has never accepted the modern turkish republic law. you're missing two major things between turkish people coming from central asia and modern turkey: islamic invasion and ottoman empire. if a turkish person says that they're middle eastern, they're most likely to be a devoted muslim who longs for old ottoman empire.
also, turkish people, like anon said, don't really care for their "race" (unless they're the oppressed Kurdish or the weirdos screaming "no i'm white!! my grandma was from xx!!"). when the turkish republic was founded everyone just accepted (or was forced to accept-that's another argument) being "turkish". however, it's important to remember that ottoman empire was quite big for a while, so we have a lot of immigrants from balkans, middle eastern countries, greece, asian parts as the country got smaller and smaller. my mother's side is from greece and my father's side is bulgarian, for example. but i consider myself just turkish.
also, orientalism towards turkey still very much exists. i witnessed it happening in front of my very eyes. so yeah.>>322302>Turkish people are Caucasian.