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  Turkish language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Turkish is a member of the Turkish family of languages, which includes Balkan Gagauz Turkish, Gagauz, and Khorasani Turkish in addition to Osmanli Turkish.
Turkish is the official language of Turkey,the de facto state of TRNC, and is one of the official languages of Cyprus.
Turkish is written using a modified version of the Latin alphabet, which was introduced in 1928 by Kemal Atatürk as part of his efforts to modernize Turkey.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Turkish_language   (1809 words)

 Turkey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Attacks started with assassinating Turkish diplomats and bombing consulates in the USA and Europe, airports in Paris and Ankara, the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, in an attempt to force the Turkish government to acknowledge the alleged Armenian genocide in 1915.
The biggest Turkish pop star of the 20th century was probably Sezen Aksu, known for overseeing the Turkish contribution to the Eurovision Song Contest and was known both for her light pop music.
The history of Turkish literature may be divided into three periods, reflecting the history of Turkish civilization as follows: the period up to the adoption of Islam, the Islamic period and the period under western influence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Turkey   (5240 words)

 Turkish language - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Turkish is a member of the Turkish family of languages, which includes Balkan Gagauz Turkish, Gagauz, and Khorasani Turkish in addition to Turkish.
Turkish is the official language of Turkey and is one of the official languages of Cyprus.
One of the characteristic features of Turkish is the vowel harmony (if the first vowel of a Turkish word is a front vowel, the second and other vowels of the same word are usually the same vowel or another front vowel; e.g.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /turkish_language.htm   (706 words)

 Turkish Language
Turkish is written with the Latin alphabet and is the language of 90 percent of the population in Turkey.
The Turkish language is spread over a large geographical area in Europe and Asia; it is spoken in the Azeri, the Turkmen, the Tartar, the Uzbek, the Baskurti; the Hogay, the Kyrgyz, the Kazakh, the Yakuti, the Guvas, and other dialects.
Turkish is the seventh most spoken and widespread language among the average of 4,000 languages spoken in the world today.
www.enjoyturkey.com /info/facts/Language.htm   (465 words)

 Turkish language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Turkish is a Turkic language, which serves as a national language for 70 million speakers in Turkey and over 80 million speakers world-wide.
Turkish is a member of the Turkish family of languages, which includes Balkan Gagauz Turkish, Gagauz, and Khorosani Turkish in addition to Turkish.
The Turkish family is a subgroup of the Southern Turkic languages, which is a member of the Altaic language family.
www.indexlistus.de /keyword/Turkish_language.php   (357 words)

 Turkish Coffee
Today, Turkish coffee houses continue their role in society as a meeting place for both the cultured citizen and the inquisitive traveler.
Turkish coffee is served hot from a special coffee pot called a cezve.
Tradition states that after the guest has consumed the coffee and the cup is turned upside down on the saucer and allowed to cool, the hostess then performs a fortune reading from the coffee grounds remaining in the cup.
www.theepicentre.com /Entertaining/turkcof.html   (472 words)

 Why Learn Turkish?
The idea of learning Turkish is strange for most American students; but that rapidly changes to a sense of excitement as soon as the career opportunities and adventure of Turkey are discovered.
The flavor of Turkish culture is richly cosmopolitan, a sophisticated mix of ancient traditions in a contemporary Geist.
Turkish is a key for accessing Turkic languages spoken by tens of millions of people in the Near East, the former Soviet Union, China, and the Balkans — all regions of vital strategic importance in the world today, including Uzbek, Tatar, Kazakh, Azeri and Turkmen.
www.ic.arizona.edu /ic/babur/whyturkish.htm   (641 words)

 Turkish Coffee
Today, Turkish coffeehouses continue their role in society as a meeting place for both the cultured citizen and the inquisitive traveler.
Turkish coffee has six levels of sweetness ranging from very sweet to fl.
A rule of the Turkish coffee ceremony dictates that if the foam is absent from the face of the coffee, the host loses face.
www.anatolia.com /anatolia/Food_and_Beverages/Coffee   (407 words)

 Turkish Delight, our speciality, is one of the oldest known confections
It was during this time that turkish delight, one of the oldest known confections in the world, was created in the great kitchens of the Ottoman court.
Turkish delight was unveiled to the west in the 19th century.
Enjoyed worldwide, the subtle flavours of turkish delight are known to compliment coffee and sweeten the breath at the end of a meal.
www.turkish-delight.com   (583 words)

 Turkish coffee from Natasha's Cafe
Turkish coffee is not the kind of coffee you grab on the way to work...it's a coffee for quiet enjoying.
Turkish coffee was invented as a drink during the 16th century in the Middle East--brewed in little pots called ibriks or cezves.
Coffee Cairo is Turkish coffee, spiced with cardamom and cloves, a blend closer to the first coffee of the 16th and 17th centuries.
www.natashascafe.com /html/turkish.html   (750 words)

 TurkishCook - Turkish Food Recipe- TurkishCook.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
`Classical Turkish Cooking' by Ayla Algar is a great exemplar of what a cookbook describing an important national cuisine should be, if there are few or no other books on the subject in English.
Most Turkish people would select several mezes and have them placed (on small side plates) in the middle of the table.
Turkish food owes some of its origins from the nomadic lifestyle during the reign of the Sultans.
www.turkishcook.com   (457 words)

It is composed of the Turkish city of Stamboul, of the European districts of Galata and Pera separated by the natural roadstead of the Golden Horn, and of the suburbs of Scutari, Haïdar-Pacha, and Kadi Keui.
The Turkish Empire has moreover entered into a period of transformation, the end of which no one can foresee, and what delays still more the task of the new power is the infinite diversity of races and religions which make up the empire.
The Christian propaganda has been carried on in the Turkish Empire by means of the missions, the oldest of which date back to the time of the Crusades.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15097a.htm   (5280 words)

 BBC Education - Languages
Turkish is not an Indo-European language, but a Turkic language, like the Mongolian languages of central Asia.
Turkish is the official language in Turkey and Northern Cyprus.
From the country's conversion to Islam until the early 20th century, Turkish was written using the Arabic script.
www.bbc.co.uk /languages/european_languages/languages/turkish.shtml   (134 words)

 Turkish alphabets and pronunciation
Turkish is a Turkic language with about 70 million speakers in Turkey and in 35 other countries, including Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Iran, Iraq and Israel.
Until 1928, Turkish was written with a version of the Perso-Arabic script known as the Ottoman Turkish script.
The letters Q, X and W are not included in the official Turkish alphabet, but are used in foreign names.
www.omniglot.com /writing/turkish.htm   (252 words)

 Turkish Minority Rights Violated in Greece (Human Rights Watch, 8-1-1999)
A 1990 law granted the state wide-ranging powers in appointing the mufti, the Turkish community's religious leader who also serves as an Islamic judge in civil matters.
In defiance of the law, the Turkish community has continued to elect its religious leaders, who have been prosecuted and imprisoned by Greek authorities.
Turkish children attend schools that are overcrowded and poorly funded compared to those attended by ethnic Greeks.
www.hrw.org /hrw/press/1999/jan/gree0108.htm   (426 words)

 Cat Fanciers' Association: Breed Profile: Turkish Van
The cat known in the United States as the Turkish Van is a rare and ancient breed that developed in central and southwest Asia, which today encompasses the countries of Iran, Iraq, southwest Soviet Union and eastern Turkey.
The coloration of the Turkish Van, which is considered by many to be the original breed to carry the piebald gene, calls for a white, semi-longhaired cat with colored markings restricted primarily to the head and tail.
The Turkish Van takes three to five years to reach full maturity and is a large and agile cat of substantial strength.
www.cfainc.org /breeds/profiles/turkish-van.html   (669 words)

 Turkish Hamster: Mesocricetus Brandti
The Turkish Hamster inhabits Turkey, Northern Transcucasia, Lebanon and Israel.
The female Turkish Hamster is sexually mature at 7-8 weeks and has two breeding seasons: Spring and Autumn when the daylight hours are between 15 and 17 hours.
The Turkish Hamster has been used for research in laboratories but is not known to be kept as a pet.
www.petwebsite.com /turkish.htm   (212 words)

They are now ethnically mixed with the indigenous population of Minor Asia as well as peoples that have immigrated to the Ottoman Empire up through the history; people from the Balkans, Caucasia, the Levant, North Africa and Mesopotamia.
For all these people, Turkish language has been the ticket to full association with their new country.
Turkish language was originally written with Arabic writing, but a reform of 1928, involved the implementation of Latin writing.
i-cias.com /e.o/turks.htm   (175 words)

 Aegean Tour Travel - Turkish Food Directory - Main Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Turkish Kitchen is without doubt one of the richest and most varied in the world.
The style of Turkish food owes some of its origins from the nomadic lifestyle of the people of this region during the reign of the Sultans.
Eating at home in Turkey or in a traditional Turkish restaurant is never a hurried affair, and the evening meal can last for many hours.
turkish-food.8m.com   (619 words)

 Turkish Bath excursion - Turkey
The Turkish Hamam or Turkish Bath is the direct successor to the Roman bath and has had a special place in Turkish tradition for hundreds of years.
A warm dry towel, a place to relax and a taste of Turkish delight ends the session, unless of course you want to go the whole way and take a sauna or Turkish massage.
To completely satiate the senses, a Turkish Bath followed by a Turkish massage, and winding down in the sauna has to be the ultimate in relaxation therapy.
aegeantourtravel.com /tourturkbath.html   (629 words)

 Cat Fanciers' Association: Breed Profile: Turkish Angora
In recent years, due to new importation from Turkey, the breed's country of origin, the Turkish Angora has again taken its place in the roster of the pedigreed cats of the world.
The Turkish Angora is a pure, natural breed of cat, originating probably from the Manul cat domesticated by the Tartars.
The Turkish Angora is now generally available in a full range of colors, having been accepted by CFA in any shade and pattern, except those that denote hybridization such as lavender, chocolate or the pointed pattern.
www.cfainc.org /breeds/profiles/turkish-angora.html   (603 words)

 Turkish Hizballah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Turkish Hizballah is a Kurdish Islamic (Sunni) extremist organization that arose in the late 1980s in response to Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) atrocities against Muslims in southeastern Turkey, where (Turkish) Hizballah seeks to establish an independent Islamic state.
At the same time, police recovered nearly 70 bodies of Turkish and Kurdish businessmen and journalists that (Turkish) Hizballah had tortured and brutally murdered during the mid-to-late 1990s.
The group began targeting official Turkish interests in January 2001, when its operatives assassinated the Diyarbakir police chief in the group’s most sophisticated operation to date.
www.fas.org /irp/world/para/hizbullah-t.htm   (149 words)

 Search Results for Turkish - Encyclopædia Britannica
Turkish is spoken in Turkey, Cyprus, and elsewhere in Europe and the Middle East.
in a narrow sense, the music of the Turkish military establishment, particularly of the Janissaries, an elite corps of royal bodyguards (disbanded 1826); in a broad sense, a particular repertory of...
Large compilation of Ottoman Turkish poems dating from the 13th to the early 20th century.
www.britannica.com /search?query=Turkish&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (540 words)

 Learn Turkish :: Turkish Course
Turkish has approximately 61,000 speakers worldwide, 90% of which are in Turkey, and the rest spread over some 35 countries including Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Macedonia, Romania and Uzbekistan.
General Turkish Course: This is the most popular group course and runs throughout the year at all levels from beginners to advanced.
Individual Turkish Course: Designed to adapt to the specific requirements of you, the student.
www.cactuslanguage.com /en/languages/turkish.php   (229 words)

 Turkish Music, Turkish Food, Turkish Movies, Turkish Grocery, Turkish Books, Turkish Magazines, Turkish Sports, Evil ...
Tulumba's ground Turkish Coffee has the best flavors and texture for you to make a cup of the world famous Turkish Coffee.
In Turkish kilims cotton is often used for the white areas and small details may be brocaded.
Turkish people believe that it absorbs bad energy coming from evil eyes, hence no place of business or home is without one.
www.tulumba.com   (1078 words)

 Old Turkish Lira Bills/Notes
Note that January 1, 2005, marked the introduction of the New Turkish Lira (YTL: Yeni Türk Lirasi).
The New Turkish Lira is divided into 100 kurus (koo-ROOSH).
Old Turkish Lira notes and coins are being withdrawn from circulation, but are still be accepted through 2005.
www.turkeytravelplanner.com /TravelDetails/Money/TkCurrency.html   (56 words)

The Turkish government understands the power of TV and has been using it as a propaganda machine to ameliorate its image in the world.
Watchers of Turkish satellite TV should be aware of these facts and be critical, because the images that are being presented are beautiful masks that the Turkish government has created and is hiding behind it with all its human rights abuses and atrocities against its own people.
Watching Turkish TV should be like watching Superman and Batman performing their heroic and entertaining acts.
www.arf.am /gaydzer/turkish.htm   (711 words)

 Turkish Carpets, Old Rugs and Kilims
Turkish Carpets, Kilims, Sumaks and all types of rugs from Turkey delivered FREE worldwide...
The demand for older Turkish carpets is always greater than supply, so owning a genuine Turkish carpet is not only a joy, it is also a very real investment.
Milas Carpets Turkey is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aegean Tour Travel, a fully registered Turkish travel agency based in the resort city of Bodrum.
turkishcarpetsdirect.com   (632 words)

 The Turkish Times/News
Edelman whose parents had immigrated to Turkey early this century from Russia, certainly seemed to prove the wisdom of his appointment to the Turkish capital as representative of the United States.
ATAA staff, and president Ercument Kilic greet the students, and there is usually a speaker invited to speak on various Turkish and Turkish-American issues.
The Turkish Times is a publication of Assembly of Turkish American Associations-1526 18th St, NW,Washington, D.C. 20036 - Phone: (202) 483-9090, Fax: (202) 483-9092.
www.theturkishtimes.com   (568 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Turkish troops issue proves divisive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The White House and State Department on Tuesday said Washington was pleased with the Turkish parliament's approval of the plan, saying Turkish troops in Iraq would help stabilisation efforts.
Secretary of State Colin Powell called his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul "to say we appreciate the decision that was taken", a State Department official said.
Elsewhere, officials of Kurdish groups governing the north of Iraq have also criticised the prospect of a Turkish military deployment.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/960B1A7F-8A50-4782-9259-1C8C65D6B33B.htm   (565 words)

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