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    Genetic impact of Ottoman Occupation on Central and SE Europe


    "History of East-Central Europe has been intertwined with the history of Turks in the past. A significant part of this region of Europe has been fallen under Ottoman control during the 150 years of Ottoman occupation in the 16–17th centuries. The presence of the Ottoman Empire affected this area not only culturally but also demographically. The Romani people, the largest ethnic minority of the East-Central European area, share an even more eventful past with Turkish people from the time of their migration throughout Eurasia and they were a notable ethnic group in East-Central Europe in the Ottoman era already. The relationship of Turks with East-Central European ethnic groups and with regional Roma ethnicity was investigated based on genome-wide autosomal single nucleotide polymorphism data. Population structure analysis, ancestry estimation, various formal tests of admixture and DNA segment analyses were carried out in order to shed light to the conclusion of these events on a genome-wide basis. Analyses show that the Ottoman occupation of Europe left detectable impact in the affected East-Central European area and shaped the ancestry of the Romani people as well. We estimate that the investigated European populations have an average identity-by-descent share of 0.61 with Turks, which is notable, compared to other European populations living in West and North Europe far from the affected area, and compared to the share of Sardinians, living isolated from these events. Admixture of Roma and Turks during the Ottoman rule show also high extent."

    It's rare that I get so turned off by a paper that I stop even skimming it, but this is one of those times. Still talking in terms of undifferentiated "RIb and RIa"? "E1b", which in this case is probably E-V13 is a sign of "African" migration?

    Trying to track Ottoman genetic "influence" by looking at Turkic populations, without any seeming awareness that this ancestry could have arrived at multiple times, and that Ottomans, like the inhabitants of Turkey today, have very little "Turkic"?

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    There isn't much influence from what I have seen, atleast not in Albanians, I think there is more influence the opposite and also some Turks in the Balkans are Turkified natives.

    There might be some very small influence and also some very small gypsy influence in Balkan nations but nothing that can be considered even remotely significant.

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    I looked at the study and these people don't even have any idea about Y-DNA and their sub clades and can't even break them down.

    If I also understood it correctly, They also are comparing Balkanites to non-Balkan South European populations and claiming the difference must be due to Ottoman rule. Claiming IBD sharing must be from Turkish influence when it could and is much more the other way around.

    A lot of these studies are amateurish made by amaterus, same thing for a lot of written history. One study by Yugoslavs claimed Albanians cluster outside other Europeans when actually Albanians are the most Western shifted Balkanites , Bulgarians, Macedonians, Romanians all shift more East on average

    There were other studies that basically showed Balkanites have no significant Turkish or Near Eastern influence from the recent except for maybe some Greeks due to Pontic Greeks.

    Turks have Balkan influence and ancestry from the Balkans and some of their Y-DNA's go back to the Balkans.

    Anyway, looking at the graph they made. Basically Albanians show no East Asian ancestry but other South Slavs seem to show this but this isn't neccessarily due to Turkish influence but from earlier Avars, Hun and other populations for example.

    The West Asian in the Balkans is also ancient like it is in Italy. They derive from Bronze Age people that probably carried some West Asian.

    The E3b and J Y-DNA they claim isn't even recently Middle Eastern.

    J2a and J2b2-L283 have been there since like the Bronze Age, EV13 probably even earlier.

    Only one I can think of that could of come later is J2b1

    Of course maternal influence could be also possible.

    There might be also East Asian influence in Romanians and Bulgarians but this isn't necessarily from Ottoman rule.

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    Absurd "study"
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    There was a lot of Turkification in the Balkans as in local populations converting to Islam and adopting the Turkish language. There was also some migration of Muslims from Turkey to the Balkans. The exchange of populations after WW I was based on religion so most of the Muslims were exchanged for Christians from Turkey except for pockets in Western Thrace, Bulgaria, Bosnia and of course Albania. It would be interesting from a genetic point of view to test and see if those are natives that were Turkified or Anatolian Turks that stayed. My own opinion without anything to support it is that the majority were Turkified natives.

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