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The Asian contribution to the Turkish population with respect to the Balkans: Y-chromosome perspective

Berkman, Ceren Caner
Togan, İnci Zehra
Admixture analysis is one of the methods that can be used to calculate the contribution of migrations. There are several admixture estimation methods. In the present study, Chikhi et al.'s admixture method, which considers the effect of genetic drift, was used to estimate the male genetic contribution of Central Asia to hybrids. It was observed that the male contribution from Central Asia to Turkish population with reference to the Balkans was 13%. Comparison of the admixture estimate for Turkey with those of neighboring populations pointed out that the Central Asian contribution was lowest in Turkey. This observation might be explained by the homogenization between the males of the Balkans and Anatolia.