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Turkish language: Turkic language mainly spoken in Turkey
Turkish, also referred to as Istanbul Turkish or Turkey Turkish, is the most widely spoken of the Turkic languages, with around 70 to 80 million speakers, mostly in Turkey. Outside its native country, significant smaller groups of speakers exist in Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Northern Cyprus, Greece, the Caucasus, and other parts of Europe and Central Asia. Cyprus has requested that the European Union add Turkish as an official language, even though Turkey is not a member state.


Alleged Armenian drone downed in Nagorno-Karabakh [Video]

Alleged Armenian drone downed in Nagorno-Karabakh

Turkish TV channel Haberturk released footage on Thursday that shows an alleged Armenian drone being shot down in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict area.

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Turkish paraglider naps on a literal "air bed" [Video]

Turkish paraglider naps on a literal "air bed"

Turkish paraglider's stunt takes 'airbed' to its literal meaning, attaches it to a parachute.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

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France slams Turkish interference in Libya

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Turkey eyes Libya bases for lasting military foothold: source

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Turkey in talks to use two Libya military bases: source

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Air strikes break truce in rebel towns in Syria's northwest: witnesses

Military jets on Monday bombed several villages in rebel-held northwestern Syria in the first such air strikes since a Turkish-Russian deal produced a ceasefire over three months ago that halted major..
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Turkish judge rules to keep five suspects in jail over Ghosn escape

A Turkish judge ruled on Monday to keep five people in jail at the start of their trial over former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn's escape from Japan to Lebanon via Istanbul, a lawyer for one of the..
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Trump urges Libya de-escalation on call with Erdogan: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump called for a "rapid de-escalation" of the Libyan conflict on a call with Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday, the White House said, after recent gains by forces..
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Turkey and Italy say shells hit near their Libyan embassies

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IOC called 'irresponsible' over qualifier in London after boxers test positive for virus

The IOC is called "irresponsible" by the Turkish boxing federation which says, two fighters and a coach have tested positive for coronavirus.
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Turkey, Germany, France, UK discuss Syria, migration crisis in video call

Turkish, German, British and French leaders discussed the Syria crisis and migrant issue as well as joint action against coronavirus in a videoconference, Turkish presidency said on Tuesday.
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Azeri Turkish businessman arrested over alleged Gulen links, police says

Azeri Turkish businessman Mubariz Mansimov Gurbanoglu has been arrested in one of the highest-profile detentions of a crackdown against suspects linked to a network accused of carrying out an attempted..
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Turkish prosecutor seeks reduced charges against U.S. consulate employee

A Turkish prosecutor said on Tuesday a U.S. consulate employee should be acquitted on charges of espionage and trying to overthrow the government, but should face jail on a lesser charge of belonging..
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Tear gas fired from Turkish side towards Greek border guards

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Putin holds talks with Erdogan to seek Syria ceasefire

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India issues demarche to Turkish envoy over Erdogan's remarks on Delhi riots, calls comments 'politically motivated'

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Turkey says Syrian government warplane shot down

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Syrian migrant dies on border in Turkey after Greek intervention: Turkish sources

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Syrian army confirms two of its war planes downed by Turkish jets

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Syrian government forces launch bid to take back Saraqeb town - Turkish official

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