Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Eski Turk

Eski-Turk, that is, "Old Turks," a term often applied to the Kizil-bash Turkomans of Asia Minor, who are quite distinct from the Turkish peasantry of that region. W. Gifford Palgrave describes them as "a sort of eastern Mormonites, with a dash of Persian or Shiah superstition" (Report on the Province of Trebizond, 1868, part ii.).