We didn't have time to discuss the Turks (turkmen) of Syria and Iraq. So here is an article from Vox.com about the group in syria. In 2015, turkey actually invaded syria for a day in order to move the buried remains of a turkish founding patriarch and move his remains to safety in Turkey.
Vox article on Turkmen of Syria
BBC article on the Relocation of the Tomb of Suleyman Shah
Christopher Gennari, Ph.D is a Full Professor of History at Camden County College.