Time Traveller – In the Footsteps of Turks/In the Home of Oghuzes, the process of conversion to Islam and Hoca Ahmed Yesevi
The “Time Traveler” goes to the historical region of Kazakhstan, which used to be called “South Kazakhstan” but is now (as in ancient times) “Turkestan”. This is actually the ancestral home of the Oghuzs. It especially witnesses the archaeological excavations in the ancient settlement of Otrar and its surroundings. In the city of Otrar, which was destroyed by the Mongols and still led the “Islamic Renaissance”, Emir Timur, the founder of the “Timurid State”, died as a result of a sudden illness. The stories of countless legendary heroes, from Dede Korkut to Bamsı Beyrek, have come to life in this geography, where it is believed that the Oghuz ancestry originated.
“Time Traveller” tells the little-known history of the Oghuz ancestral homeland in this region, especially on the banks of the Syr Darya, that is, the Seyhun river. How was the conversion of Turkish tribes to Islam in these lands (Maveraünnehir) known as “Oğuzeli”? The answer to this question is given in the city of Yesi, today’s name of Turkestan. In the city where Hodja Ahmed Yesevi’s tomb is located, this process is explained in detail. Yesevi’s method of introducing the Turks and Oghuz tribes to Islam and “Central Asian Sufism” are among the other titles of this section.
Time Traveler – In the Footsteps of the Turks / Haytarma and the monumental name of Turkism; İsmail Gaspirali
Our brothers we lost with the Küçük Kaynarca Agreement… The Crimean Tatars… The heaviest defeat of the Ottomans. Russian invasion of Crimea. Tsarina II. Katerina’s dream comes true. The lands that the Ottomans fought with the British to take back. Battle of Sevastopol. Memorable moments of the Ottoman-Russian War… The attack of the British Light Horse. Turkish martyrdom in Sevastopol… Traces of the First and Second World War in Crimea. And a great Turk; Ismail Bey Gaspirali.
His museum house in Bahçesaray. Tercüman newspaper published by Gaspıralı in the museum. And Tatar Exile. Don’t worry. Painful, heartbreaking stories. Undoubtedly, they have a special position among Turkish communities. Ottoman cavalry, diplomat, comrade, Crimean Tatars, one of the founding powers of the Republic of Turkey… The “Time Traveler” is going to Bahçesaray, the capital of the Crimean Tatars.