On the Road to Baku. Turkic-speaking peoples across a vast area, with most ancient roots; Turkish proper is recent. Gregory Copley

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Gregory Copley, Defense and Foreign Affairs,  in re: Central Asia.  The Seventh Summit of the Council of Turkic-Speaking States now in Baku ((Five “-stans” plus Azerbaijan, Turkey and Hungary).   Many Turkic-speaking peoples scattered across Central Asia, Russia, Iran, Western China.  Turkey is seen as the younger brother, since its language came from the early Kyrgyz culture. When Turkey tried to get Central Asians to work together on the problem of Uyghur mistreatment by China, the smaller nations refused.  “Common language from the Mediterranean to Siberia”—Chris Cox.  Azerbaijan was a key linchpin in the old Silk Road and remains so; this is no longer the One Belt-One Road initiative; rather, it’s a critical north-south transit hub.