Aksakal


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Aksakal

 

(from Turkic ak, white, and sakal, beard—that is, a white-bearded old man), among Turkic peoples in the primitive-communal stage, the word for the head of a clan, or tribal elder. During the stage of feudal development, the aksakal was a representative of the feudal-patriarchal nobility. The term later came to mean an elected village elder, as well as any respected man.

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Enbiya Aksakal, Ataturk Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Kalp Merkezi, Kardiyoloji Anabilim Dali, 25100, Yakutiye, Erzurum-Turkiye Phone: +90 442 231 11 11 Fax: +90 442 236 10 14 E-mail: drenbiya@yahoo.
Address for Correspondence/Yazisma Adresi: Enbiya Aksakal, Department of Cardiology, Medical Faculty, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey Phone: +90 442 316 63 33 E-mail: drenbiya@yahoo.
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