That post, built on nothing I knew well before is very good and almost totally convinces me, congratulations to the author of it. However, my objection is to the fact that the Turks actually appear near Greece (in Antolia, where they replaced the Greek-speakers) around 1050-1100 A.D. while the Mycerian civilization was between 1400-1200 B.C. The Turic peoples did not leave their homeland until 600 AD. So there is a date discrepency. Please explain, though in my understanding the first "Turks" were assimilated into Greek culture very early on; but there should be a trace of their journey from central asia at least. Also, the Eurasian steppes were dominated by Iranian sprakers (Scytians, etc.) before the arrival of Turkic peoples. Enlighten me please. I am a new member to this group, btw.