A Brief Overview of Academic Studies on “The History of North Turkestan Between the 15th And 20th Centuries” in Turkey 15-20. Yüzyıllar Arasında Kuzey Türkistan Tarihi Üzerine Türkiye’de Yapılan Akademik Çalışmalara Dair Kısa Bir Değerlendirme


Turkish Journal of History, no.81, pp.493-524, 2023 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.26650/iutd.20238115
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of History
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, L'Année philologique, Historical Abstracts, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.493-524
  • Keywords: Historiography, Idyl-Ural Turks, Khanate of Crimea, Khanate of Kazan, Nogai, Tatars
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


The Golden Horde State disintegrated in the first half of the 15th century due to disputes over the throne and political instability. Consequently, Turko-Tatar states, including the Khanate of Crimea, the Khanate of Kazan, the Khanate of Qasim, the Khanate of Astrakhan, the Nogay Orda and the Siberian Khanate, emerged in the territory now encompassing the Russian Federation and Ukraine, collectively referred to as North Turkestan. This article provides an overview of the primary academic studies on the history of these states within the Republic of Turkey. Furthermore, it assesses academic research concerning the history of the Turks of North Turkestan under Russian rule until the 20th century, following the occupation of the aforementioned Khanates by the Russians in the middle of the 16th century. This comprehensive review, coupled with the literature emerging in the Republic of Turkey, highlights the extent of academic research on Idyl-Ural Turks (Kazan and Astrakhan Tatars, Bashkirs and Chuvash), Crimean Tatars, Nogai Turks and Siberian Turks in Turkey.