Turkish (Türkçe)

Turkish is a Turkic language with about 70 million speakers in Turkey and in 35 other countries, including Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, 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. In 1928, as part of his efforts to modernise Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk issued a decree replacing the Arabic script with a version of the Latin alphabet, which has been used ever since. Nowadays, only scholars and those who learnt to read before 1928 can read Turkish written in the Arabic script.

Ottoman Turkish script (لسان عثمانى)

Ottoman Turkish abjad

Numerals

Arabic Numerals and Turkish numbers

Sample text

Sample text in the Ottoman Turkish script

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Latin alphabet for Turkish (türk alfabesi)

Turkish pronunciation

Sample text in Turkish

Bütün insanlar hür, haysiyet ve haklar bakımından eşit doğarlar. Akıl ve vicdana sahiptirler ve birbirlerine karşı kardeşlik zihniyeti ile hareket etmelidirler.

A recording of this text

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Information about Turkish | Turkish phrases | Kinship terms in Turkish | Numbers in Turkish | Tower of Babel in Turkish | Turkish learning materials

Links

Information about Turkish
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_language
http://www.turkishlanguage.co.uk
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/other/turkish/guide/
http://www.allaboutturkey.com/dil.htm

Online Turkish lessons
http://www.turkishlanguage.co.uk
http://cali.arizona.edu/maxnet/tur/
http://www.onlineturkish.com
http://cali.arizona.edu/maxnet/tur/
http://www.turkishclass.com
http://www.exploreturkish.com
http://www.teachyourselfturkish.com
http://turkish.pgeorgalas.gr/indexEn.htm
http://www.turkishbasics.com
http://turkish2learn.blogspot.com
http://ingilizce.g3n.in
http://turkishtools.tourkika.com
http://www.kuranharfleri.com/tr/osmanlica/osmanlica-dersleri-tamami

Learn Turkish with Free Podcasts

Turkish phrases
http://www.onlineturkish.com
http://turkeytravelplanner.com/details/LanguageGuide/100words_lessons/
http://www.linguanaut.com/english_turkish
http://tinyurl.com/2qgmv4
http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/language/turkish-phrases.html

The Turkish Listening Library
http://www.turkishlisteninglibrary.com

Online Turkish dictionaries
http://www.ingilizceturkce.com
http://www.turkce-ingilizce.com
http://www.kadifeli.com/cgi-bin/compdict.pl
http://www.langtolang.com
http://www.termbank.net/psychology/
http://www.turktrans.net/idioms/
http://www.zargan.com
http://www.dictionarist.com/turkish/
http://www.japonca.da.ru
http://www.sozlukte.com
http://www.ingilizcesozluk.da.ru/
http://ingilizce.biz.tm/sozluk
http://tdk.gov.tr
http://www.ingilizceturkcesozluk.net
http://www.ingilizceturkce.gen.tr/ingilizcesozluk.html
http://ctle.pau.edu.tr/osmtr/

Turkish ICQ chatroom
http://www.icqturk.com/chat/

Online translation between Turkish and other languages
http://www.hazar.com
http://ingilizceceviri.gen.tr
http://turkceingilizce.ingilizceturkce.gen.tr/

Online input for Turkish and other Turkic languages
http://www.isa-sari.com/ctlk/?id=en

Online input for Ottoman Turkish
http://www.isa-sari.com/osmanlica/?id=en

Turkish Electronic talking dictionaries
http://www.ectaco.com

Online Turkish language radio
http://www.trt.net.tr/
http://www.olayfm.com.tr
http://www.bbc.co.uk/turkish/
http://www.radyohiras.com

Online news in Turkish
http://www.turkcegazeteler.com
http://www.bbc.co.uk/turkish/
http://www.gazeteler.de

Online e-books and audio books in Turkish
http://www.1001kitap.com/
http://ekitap.kulturturizm.gov.tr/ana-sayfa/1-294/20120531.html
http://www.herkonu.de/showthread.php?t=8281
http://www.karakutu.com/seslikitap/
http://catmacam.tr.gg/sesli-kitap-dinle.htm
http://www.warezturkey.net/e-book/8260-100-temel-eser-sesli-kitap-turkce-indir.html
http://www.pandora.com.tr/yayinevi/sesli-kitaplar/2315

Türk Dil Kurumu (TDK) (Turkish Language Association) - the official language regulator of the Turkish language: http://tdk.gov.tr

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Turkic languages

Altay, Äynu, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Dolgan, Gagauz, Karachay-Balkar, Karaim, Karakalpak, Kazakh, Khakas, Krymchak, Kumyk, Kyrgyz, Nogai, Old Turkic, Salar, Shor, Tatar, Teleut, Tofa, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvan, Urum, Uyghur, Uzbek, Yakut

Other languages written with the: Arabic, and Latin alphabets


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