Oldest Map of Turtle Island
Constantinople is a city in the European part of the
Republic of Turkey. It was a city of the Roman empire that was conquered
by Cesar Constantine who converted to crossworshiping and made the city
Constantin'e city, in Greek Konstantinopolis. Then the Romans became
Bizanthinians and they were allies with neighboring Turks. The Turks
migrated to Byzanthinian land and paid taxes to the Byzanthinian Cesar.
However the Byzanthinians broke the alliance and started massacring its
Turkish subjects. A Turk named Alparslan then became a Turkish leader
and pushed Byzanthinians west to Constantinople. After the Seljuks, Mongols and
crusaders passed through that land a rule was formed under a Turkish
Muslim named Uthman. This quickly became the Ottoman Empire. Centuries
later the Ottoman ruler Muhammed took over Constantinople and the
Byzanthynian rule ended.
The Greeks who lived in that are got tired of saying the
long word and changed the name of the city to Stimpol meaning city in
their modern dialect. After the Ottoman Empire lost power and the
Republic of Turkey was formed, the city was names Istanbul rather than
Stimpol, because Turkish people don't start words with s and no vowel, i
always comes before the s. They don't pronounce the word statistics they
say istatistik. So Stimpol became Istimpol and the Istanbul. Ottomans
didn't accept the idea of renaming Contantinople and on all their coins
it say Costantiniyah not Stimpol nor Istanbul.
In this European city the Ottomans had a palace for the
royalty though it wasn't always the capitol city. In 1929 after the
Republic was established the palace was converted into a museum. During
the process a map by an Ottoman naval officer Piri Reis was found.
It was signed by Piri Reis and dated Muharram 919 after
the Hijrah which is year 1513. The map was later studied by Europeans
and they said it was a quite accurate map of the territories spreading
from Greenland to New Foundland and south to Venezuela and the
Antarctic. Piri Reis was Muhyi-iddin Piri ibn Haji Mehmed he fought
numerous battles at sea. Reis was his title of admiral. He wrote the
book Kitabu l Bahriyah and he drew a world map with the only portion
surviving the portion showing Turtle Island. He defeated the foes at sea
repeatedly and he refused to abuse the spoils of war being a true
Mujahid. At the age of 80 a plot was made against him by corrupted
people whom he didn't allow to wanted the spoils of war.
After defeating the Spanish and Portuguese in Yemen
and the Persian gulf, he brought his ships to the Egypt for repair.
There he was falsely accused of fleeing the battlefield and stealing
the spoils of war and executed. Piri Reis
was a Turk and he visited Turtle Island and mapped it before 1513,
which may indicate that there might be maps of Turtle Island before
Turkic people have been known to
visit Turtle Island since the beginning of human appearance in the
Arctic. They still do and nowadays more frequently since technology
allows quicker travel.
Besides that there's Nations like the
Aleutian people's Yuit community with a US-Russian border going
straight through it keeping people apart.
It's interesting to note that the
same way it's taught to Native kids in school that Columbus discover
Turtle Island, it's taught to kids in the Republic of Turkey that
Dr. Livingston discovered the Arab peninsula at that time when it
was part of the Ottoman Empire.