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Posted by Sadie from ? ( on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 4:45PM :

In Reply to: Genetic relationships btwn Mediterraneans posted by Sadie from ? ( on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 1:49PM :

: Turks

: Previous studies by ourselves and others show that the Anatolian genetic substratum is a Mediterranean one with little influence by Altaic Turks (21, 49). The latter probably carried out a so-called elite invasion: a relatively small number of people with higher cultural and military abilities imposed a foreign culture and language (Turkish).

xxx I believe that it is incorrect to say the Turks had "higher" cultural abilities. They had greater military abilities, which allowed them to dominate the native Anatolians (& also parts of the Mid East & Eastern Europe), & thus, the Anatolians were forced to accept a new language & some cultural traditions, etc. One culture is "higher" than another only in the eyes of the beholder.

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