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Seljuk

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For the dynasty and empire founded by Seljuk, see Seljuk Turks.

Seljuk (in Arabic Saljūq; in Turkish Selçuk; also Seldjuk, Seldjuq, Seljuq) was the bey (chieftain) of a branch of Oghuz Turks known as the Seljuk Turks. He founded the Seljuk dynasty around year 1000. He was succeeded by his son, probably by the name of Mikhail. Seljuk's grandson Toghrül conquered Persia in the mid-11th century.

The town of Selçuk is located in Aegean region of Turkey.

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