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What does "Turk" means.. Does this mean People From Middle East, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia or people from Turkey .. Turkish

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The Mughals claimed descent from the Ottomans (who commanded a huge empire which nearly threatened the whole of Europe), who were in turn based out of Turkey, hence the use of 'Turk' by Guru Sahib.

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Turk can be used for Turkish, Muslim and tyrant interchangably. This is because the rulers were Mughals ("Turks"), but Muslims were also refered as Turks. Since the rulers were tyrants at times you see Turk used in the sense of tyrant especially in Rehatnamas.

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ਹਿੰਦੂ ਤੁਰਕ ਕੋਊ ਰਾਫਜੀ ਇਮਾਮ ਸਾਫੀ ਮਾਨਸ ਕੀ ਜਾਤਿ ਸਬੈ ਏਕੈ ਪਹਿਚਾਨਬੋ ॥

हिंदू तुरक कोऊ राफजी इमाम साफी मानस की जाति सबै एकै पहिचानबो ॥

Someone is Hindu and someone a Muslim, then someone is Shia, and someone a Sunni, but all the human beings, as a species, are recognized as one and the same.

Guru Gobind Singh ji,Sri Dasam Granth Sahib

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