Cultural Life in the Ottoman Empire

Cultural life, Turkish ideology and the way of life developed in the Asian Turkish societies. They reached a high and advanced level. Values were created and maintained throughout the whole culture and the politics, economics and military strengh was established on cultural values. The reason for the states that were formed was that they could provide protection and developement . A cultural environment was brought forth. In the geographical area in which we live there was a closeness and partnership in languages, beliefs and a shared history( Hun -Göktürk-Uygur-Oğuz cultural environments) In a crossview of the societies we can see that they believed in one god and thought that he is the owner of creation. The creator of nature and humanity had great power and this power was both the founder and organizer of humanity and nature. The Göktürks perceived, understood and explained the god known as " Tengri" . " Tengri" was the god of the Türksand he sent a ruler to lead them. In this way the Turkish states were founded. The belief was held that the ruler had been appointed by god and he and some managers were counted as sacred along with basic economic resources such as social foundations and land and water.He was the founder and continuer of the Turkish language and in the Turkish ideology this was given the greatest importance " losing the language is losing Turkhood" The Turkish language took in various dialects and all dialects which came from the same origins were known under various names / Oğuzca -Uigherca-Kırgızca etc.) The written language developed over a period of thousands of years. A colourful means of decorating writing was started using walls, rocks and various writing implements were used. Before the 5th century the first Turkish Alphabet appeared during the Gökturk period. The Gökturk alphabet followed the Uigher alphabet and historic writings were written with this alphabet. " with the taming of the horse and it's use as a means of transport " the Turkish societies created great developements in every area , in music , in art , in aesthetics , in architecture , in folkore and in personal freedom and they represented the culture to many areas under their influence. They represented their morals to the countries under their influence. These morals continued for thousands of years. In their social and economic life they provided a high level of trade relationships, transport , communication security services, training and teaching to the world. This great and advanced cultural society was a result of the armies formed over thousands of years , the efficiency and kindness of the administration and the high level of diplomacy and propoganda used in the security strategy.

In Turkish cultural societies

Cultural life came under the influence of Islam. The reason for the Turks entering this quarter was for their rise and advancement in every aspect. On the one hand the continuation of the historical developement and on the othe r the philosophy and ideology of Islam became complete in the Turkish ideology.The change that would bring harmony to the basic rules of this primitive way of life in these societies occured with the highness of Islam." Serri" was formed anew on these ethics and basics. In spite of the languages and cultures of the arabs and persians being different the Turkish language was preserved. A movement was started by the Karamanoğlu's to keep the official language as Turkish and apart from some negative periods it continued. The turks who were top protectors of Islam provided leadership in the developement and modernization of Muslimism with their mysterious ideology and deeds. In the regions where the Anatolian Turkish societies were formed material and moral culture was strenghened in a continuous way.The empires that were formed became the highest and most advanced in the fields of modern politics, social justice, economics and espescially in science, teaching ,training and law. From the start of the Ottoman empire it was the only representative of Turkish Islamic culture in the world of Islam until it was dissolved after a period of six hundred years. Protecting the qualities of a world state Turkish Islamic culture has strengthened cultural life, beliefs , justice, language, music, art, aesthetics , architecture, folklore, training and teaching, social relationships, and diplomacy. It has given countless examples to human history. It has provided enrichment to our existing culture.