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Turkish language: Turkic language mainly spoken and used in Turkey
Turkish, also referred to as Istanbul Turkish, and sometimes known as Turkey Turkish, is the most widely spoken of the Turkic languages, with around ten to fifteen million native speakers in Southeast Europe and sixty to sixty-five million native speakers in Western Asia. Outside Turkey, 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.

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Turkish court keeps businessman jailed after lawyers walk out

Defense lawyers walked out of a Turkish courtroom on Tuesday in protest against judges in the case of businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala, who was again remanded as a trial continued over his..
Reuters - Published

Turkish aid groups building houses in Syria for Idlib's displaced

Turkish aid groups have begun building more than 10,000 houses in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib to shelter growing numbers of people displaced by fighting, while Turkey seeks to prevent a new..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Turkish language


How Carlos Ghosn escaped Japan [Video]How Carlos Ghosn escaped Japan

Turkish private jet firm MNG state that two of their aircraft were used to facilitate ex-Nissan boss, Carlos Ghosn's escape from Japan.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:21Published

Turkish MPs back sending troops to Libya to support UN-backed government [Video]Turkish MPs back sending troops to Libya to support UN-backed government

Turkish MPs back sending troops to Libya to support UN-backed government

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:50Published

Libya forces ship with Turkish crew into port as Greece slams sea deal [Video]Libya forces ship with Turkish crew into port as Greece slams sea deal

Libya forces ship with Turkish crew into port as Greece slams sea deal

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:28Published

 

Nine injured in Somali bombing flown to Turkey for treatment

Nine people injured in a bomb attack on Saturday in Somalia, including three Turkish nationals, were being flown to Turkey on Tuesday for medical treatment, Turkey's ambassador to Mogadishu said.
Reuters - Published

Turkish, Pegasus airlines to resume flights to Iran, Iraq: sources

Turkish and Pegasus airlines will resume flights to Iran and Iraq on Thursday night, company sources told Reuters, after they halted flights for some 24 hours due to tensions between Iran and the..
Reuters - Published

Turkish operator says Ghosn used its jets illegally to escape Japan

A Turkish private jet operator said on Friday that ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn used two of its planes illegally in his escape from Japan, with an employee falsifying lease records to exclude his name..
Reuters - Published

NSW police release 'digitally aged' image in hope of solving Turkish diplomat’s 1980 assassination

Detectives are hoping images of two men wanted over the 1980 murders of a Turkish diplomat and his bodyguard in Sydney may prompt new witnesses to come forward.
SBS - Published

Turkey says Russia will work to halt attacks in Syria's Idlib

Russia will work to stop attacks in the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib after talks with a Turkish delegation in Moscow, Turkish Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Tuesday, adding that..
Reuters - Published

Russian-backed Syrian forces close in on major city in rebel-held Idlib

Russian-backed Syrian troops have encircled a Turkish observation post as they approach the city of Maarat al-Numan in an offensive into the last significant rebel pocket of Syria, sources on both..
Reuters - Published

Turkish aid group says 120,000 fleeing attacks in Syria's Idlib

The number of Syrians fleeing attacks in the country's northwestern Idlib province and heading toward Turkey has reached 120,000, a Turkish aid group said on Monday, adding it was setting up a camp for..
Reuters - Published

Eastern Libyan forces seize ship with a Turkish crew: spokesman

Eastern Libyan forces seized a Grenada-flagged ship with a Turkish crew on Saturday off the Libyan coast, a spokesman said, amid rising tensions with Turkey, which supports the rival and..
Reuters - Published

Turkish MPs sing Chilean anti-rape song to protest violence against women

Female Turkish lawmakers sang a Chilean song in parliament that has been taken up in demonstrations globally to protest violence against women, and displayed photographs of women who have been killed.
Reuters - Published

Hamas says seeking to further deepen ties with Iran

hamas says seeking to further deepen ties with iran
The Political Bureau Chief of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement has said the movement seeks to further deepen its ties with Iran and is not interested in talks with the US, despite..
WorldNews - Published

Several children killed in Turkish artillery attack in northern Syria, monitor says

Eight children were among 11 civilians killed Monday in a Turkish artillery attack that hit near a school in a northern Syrian town in Aleppo province, a war monitor said.
France 24 - Published

Former Erdogan ally says Turkey 'in dark tunnel', plans new party by year-end

Former Turkish deputy prime minister Ali Babacan warned on Tuesday of the dangers of "one man rule" and said he hoped to have formed a new political party by the end of the year to challenge President..
Reuters - Published

Turkish authorities capture Syria bomb attack suspect

Turkish authorities have captured a Syrian Kurdish YPG fighter suspected of a car bomb attack in the northern Syrian town of Al-Bab a day earlier, which killed 18 people and wounded 30 others, Turkey's..
Reuters - Published

Fatima Bhutto on the Surge of Bollywood, K-Pop and Turkish TV

A journalist explains how the biggest migration in human history is helping to fuel the erosion of American cultural dominance.
NYTimes.com - Published

Meeting with Turkish leader and GOP senators gets heated

In a press conference right after that Oval Office meeting, President Trump said he thinks Erdogan has a positive relationship with the Kurds
CBS News - Published

Hanover makes history in mayor's race by electing son of Turkish immigrants

hanover makes history in mayor's race by electing son of turkish immigrants
In a historic vote, Hanover has elected Belit Onay, the son of Turkish immigrants, to lead the city. The politician is also among the first Green party mayors in the country. ......
WorldNews - Published

The treehouse that taunted the Berlin Wall

The “Baumhaus an der Mauer”, or the Treehouse on the Wall, was erected by a Turkish migrant worker in the 1980s along the Berlin Wall and continues to be an important memento, 30 years after..
France 24 - Published

Kurds hurl rocks at Turkish and Russian convoy

Women with rocks and even children armed with eggs prepared for a Turkish and Russian convoy inside Syria
CBS News - Published

Crowd pelts with stones Turkish-Russian patrol in Syria: local media

Turkish and Russian troops on Tuesday began their second joint patrol in northern Syria near Kobani, under a deal that has forced a Kurdish militia away from Turkey's border, while local media released..
Reuters - Published

Turkey captures sister of dead IS leader in Syria: Turkish officials

Turkey captured the sister of dead Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Monday in the northern Syrian town of Azaz, a senior Turkish official told Reuters, and is interrogating her husband and..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: IS leader's sister 'captured by Turkey'

A Turkish official says that Baghdadi's older sister could potentially be an "intelligence gold mine".
BBC News - Published

Deadly car bomb strikes Turkish-held Syria border town

A car bomb killed at least 13 people in a Turkish-held border town in northeast Syria Saturday, as thousands of Kurds in the wider region protested against a "Turkish occupation".  
France 24 - Published

Turkey blames Kurdish militia after deadly bombing in Syrian town

A car bomb killed a dozen people and injured 30 on Saturday in a market of a Syrian border town that Turkish-backed forces seized last month, prompting Ankara to blame the Kurdish YPG militia it had..
Reuters - Published

Turkish official cites 'intense' coordination with U.S. on Baghdadi operation

Turkey's military was in intense coordination with U.S. counterparts on the night that U.S. special forces conducted a mission to kill Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in northwest Syria, a..
Reuters - Published

IS leader Baghdadi arrived at area of U.S. raid 48 hours beforehand : Turkish official

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi arrived at the location in Syria where he was reportedly killed early on Sunday in a U.S. raid some 48 hours before the operation, a senior Turkish official..
Reuters - Published

Turkey Syria offensive: Kurdish girl loses her leg in Turkey bomb

The impact of a Turkish bomb on a young Kurdish girl. The blast took her leg and also killed her brother.
BBC News - Published

CBS News gains access to Turkish-controlled Syria

CBS News got an exclusive view from inside Syria. Holly Williams was granted access to Turkish troops as they crossed the border into an area once controlled by America's Kurdish allies.
CBS News - Published

Kurdish families stuck in crowded schools after fleeing north Syria conflict

Two weeks ago, 13-year-old Leith Ahmed was busy studying English and Arabic at school in northeastern Syria when a sudden Turkish cross-border attack forced him and his family to run for their lives.
Reuters - Published

Turkey, Russia reached deal for 'terror-free safe zone': Turkish official

Turkey reached an "excellent" agreement with Russia to establish a "terror-free safe zone" in northern Syria, a senior Turkish official said on Tuesday after President Tayyip Erdogan met Russian..
Reuters - Published

Russia says militants in 12 Syrian prisons left unguarded due to Turkish incursion: Ifax

Twelve Syrian prisons holding foreign militants as well as eight refugee camps have been left unguarded as a result of Turkey's operation in northern Syria, the Interfax news agency cited Russia's..
Reuters - Published

Kurdish fighters withdraw from besieged Syria town

kurdish fighters withdraw from besieged syria town
RAS AL AIN, Syria — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fully withdrew from a Turkish-encircled town in northern Syria on Sunday, in what appeared to be the start of a wider pullout under..
WorldNews - Published

Turkish soldier killed by Kurdish militia despite ceasefire

A Turkish soldier was killed and another wounded in an attack by Syrian Kurdish forces on Sunday despite a ceasefire deal brokered by the United States, the defence ministry said.
France 24 - Published

Videos document extrajudicial killings by pro-Turkish militia in Syria


France 24 - Published

Syria'a Assad says will respond to Turkish aggression on any part of country: state media

Syria will respond to a Turkish aggression on any part of its territory with "all legitimate means" available, President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday according to state media.
Reuters - Published

House condemns Trump's Syria withdrawal

President Trump faced condemnation from both Democrats and Republicans for essentially greenlighting a Turkish assault on a key U.S. ally in the fight against terror. More than two thirds of..
CBS News - Published

SDF commander: Trump did not oppose deal with Damascus to fend off Turkish offensive

U.S. President Donald Trump did not object to an agreement cut between Kurdish-led forces and the Syrian government to protect Syria from a Turkish offensive, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commander..
Reuters - Published

Kurds ‘not angels’, says Trump, as he defends Syria withdrawal

kurds ‘not angels’, says trump, as he defends syria withdrawal
US president Donald Trump has said that the Kurds fighting in northern Syria are “not angels” as he defended his decision to withdraw US troops from the region. Speaking as he welcomed Italian..
WorldNews - Published

As war map shifts once more, fleeing Syrians face tough choices

Driven from his hometown in northeast Syria as bombs rained down in a Turkish assault, a Kurdish father worried for his toddler son, who was ill, and accused America of betraying the Kurds in the..
Reuters - Published

'Show of force' in Syria after Turkish-backed fighters came close to U.S. troops: official

U.S. military aircraft carried out a "show of force" in Syria after Turkish-backed fighters came in close proximity to American forces during a Turkish offensive into northeastern Syria, a U.S...
Reuters - Published

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