All Modern-Day Countries Ever Controlled by Turkic People

If I were asked to name an underrated ethnic group, I would probably mention the Turks. Turkic people don't get mentioned all that often in the history books but they more or less helped with shaping history. Below is a map of modern-day countries that were fully or partially under their rule, can you name them all?
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For this quiz, the definition of Turkic people will be ethnic Turks and Turkic-speaking minorities. Former countries that did not assimilate during their occupation of Turkic lands (e.g. Tang dynasty) are not considered. Turks that occupied other regions and lost their identities as time went on are also excluded. Hunnic controlled regions are highlighted but not included in this quiz as they are believed to be Turkic but not enough backing information exists
Tributaries and regions under heavy influence are included
While this probably is not perfect, this map should be a rough representation of how far Turkic powers have reached
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Last updated: March 28, 2021
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Country
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belarus
Bhutan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Central African Republic
Chad
China
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Country
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Finland
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lebanon
Country
Libya
Malaysia
Mali
Mauritania
Moldova
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Myanmar
Nepal
North Macedonia
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine
Poland
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Country
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Somalia
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Uzbekistan
Yemen
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Level 67
Feb 1, 2021
Good quiz Bread! Surprised to see Bahrain not on here.
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Level 71
Feb 1, 2021
Thanks! The Ottomans have actually attempted to invade Bahrain, but they got beaten up and never ended up controlling the island
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Level 71
Mar 18, 2021
In that case, I'm curious to know which dynasty controlled the rest of inner Arabia (starting from modern-day Najd, around Riyad, and deep into the south and south east. The Ottomans never controlled that area, relatively speaking, as it was sparsely populated by mostly tribal nomads. Same goes for Oman, which was an independent Sultanate. Perhaps it was the Seljuks, or some earlier Turkic dynasty during the Abbasid era that I'm unaware of? Thanks for the great quiz by the way!
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Level 71
Mar 18, 2021
I also have the exact same question for the Moroccan Empire/Kingdom extending deep into west Africa.
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Level 71
Mar 18, 2021
Both the Moroccan kingdom and the rest of Arabia were Ottoman client states. I used this video as my primary source for the Ottoman Empire. You can refer to that for more info.
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Level 71
Apr 16, 2021
I wasn't aware that you counted client states. Seems like a bit of a stretch, especially since these Arab states were nominally under Ottoman suzerainty for a very brief period, but okay, it's your call.
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Level 55
Feb 1, 2021
This turned out really well. Great quiz and map!
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Level 71
Feb 1, 2021
Thanks Dekkie! Also thanks for your maps of Khedivate of Egypt and Hunnic Empire I used as reference :D
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Level 55
Feb 1, 2021
No problem at all. Glad it helped.
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Level 56
Feb 2, 2021
It would be very cool to learn the history around this, like Indonesia, Somalia, that super long strip into Africa, and why they never controlled that one tiny piece of Russia. Great quiz, nominated
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Level 71
Feb 2, 2021
I'm not sure of Indonesia but the strips of Africa were its vassal states and that chunk in Russia wasn't caused by just 1 empire. It was several countries that took over both sides of the land there but somehow none of them invaded that region. I will assume it's due to the mountainous biome.
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Level 66
Mar 18, 2021
Really nice quiz! I can tell this involved a lot of research. I know you said that you don't know what the Turks controlled in Malaysia/Indonesia, but do you have a source? I'm somewhat curious about that.

I'm also curious about that piece of land in what appears to be Gujarat. Was that just something that the Mughals never conquered?

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Level 71
Mar 18, 2021
I've done researched afterwards and discovered that it was the Sultanate of Aceh. I did that part with a video I found off YouTube.

As for that chunk in India, yeah it seems like the Mughals somehow missed it, it was not highlighted as part of any Turkic powers

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Level 49
Feb 8, 2021
Very nice! These SVGs must take forever to make!
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Level 71
Feb 8, 2021
Thanks! Those SVGs actually don't take far too long. This map took me about 2 days, and just about 3-4 hours total. It's much easier to make compared to some other maps such as Dekkie's Europe in 1360.
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Level 57
Mar 18, 2021
Try using text editor......., but good quiz.
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Level 71
Mar 18, 2021
I don't have to edit too many properties apart from just adding a few classes and changing up the ids sometimes. It's easier for me and also on my computer
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Level 43
Feb 22, 2021
good
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Level 49
Mar 18, 2021
SPOTLIGHT!!!
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Level 48
Mar 18, 2021
Finland, Indonesia, Burkina Faso??? Bruh, them Turks be wildin'.
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Level 71
Mar 18, 2021
They were all tributaries. Burkina Faso is a part for that Moroccan kingdom (Saadi iirc?) Indonesia is Aceh, an Ottoman vassal. Finland is part of the Duchies that are vassals of the Golden Horde
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Level 90
Mar 19, 2021
Really fun, thank you. Nominated
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Level 71
Mar 19, 2021
Thanks :D
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Level 80
Apr 14, 2021
Got to 78 and couldn't find the last country. Had to do some zoom searching to see that little piece of Chad.