Turanian Society

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Turanian Society (, , ), a society founded in 1839 by Tatars, aiming at uniting the various Turkic peoples of the Russian Empire.

The name is derived from Turan, an ancient Persian name for the land to the East of Iran where many Turkic peoples live, and Turan, the goal of an all Turks uniting state.

The organisation is one of the earliest forerunners for modern Pan-Turkism and Turanism.

During the latter part of the 19th century and the early 20th century similar societies were founded in many other countries with claimed Turanian roots:



In 1914, in the context of World War I, a Yenl Turan (New Turanian Society) was formed in Istanbul and supported by both Bolsheviks and the German Empire. This project had a strong Islamist agenda and aimed also at non-Turanian Muslims of Central Asia.,...
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