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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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Eastern Libyan forces strike Tripoli port in new escalation

Eastern Libyan forces attacked the sea port of Libya's capital on Tuesday as they targeted a Turkish vessel bringing in arms, an eastern official said, marking a new escalation in the battle for..
Reuters - Published

Turkey looking to re-open northern Cyprus ghost town after 46 years

Turkish and northern Cypriot officials met on Saturday in an abandoned town wrecked by war to discuss potentially re-opening the area after 46 years, a move that Ankara said was a "historic"..
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Videos for Turkish language


Oil for peace: Cypriots turn to commerce to bridge Greek-Turkish divide [Video]Oil for peace: Cypriots turn to commerce to bridge Greek-Turkish divide

Oil for peace: Cypriots turn to commerce to bridge Greek-Turkish divide

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:37Published

Erdogan says death toll from Turkish avalanches reaches 33 after rescue workers killed [Video]Erdogan says death toll from Turkish avalanches reaches 33 after rescue workers killed

Erdogan says death toll from Turkish avalanches reaches 33 after rescue workers killed

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:26Published

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

 

Turkey tells Russia attacks on Turkish posts in Syria must stop immediately

Turkish officials have told a visiting Russian delegation that attacks on Turkish observation posts in northwestern Syria must be stopped immediately and that such assaults will not remain unanswered,..
Reuters - Published

Syria government forces enter town east of Idlib city: witnesses

Syrian government forces battled rebels and were hit by Turkish artillery barrages as they tried to seize the town of Saraqeb in northwestern Idlib province in a new push to recapture the last rebel..
Reuters - Published

France's Macron accuses Erdogan of breaking promises on Libya

French President Emmanuel Macron accused his Turkish counterpart on Wednesday of breaking promises made at an international conference on Libya after Turkish warships and Syrian fighters arrived in..
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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

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..
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Turkish operator says Ghosn used its jets illegally in escape from Japan

Turkish private aircraft operator MNG Jet said on Friday that its planes were used illegally in the escape from Japan of ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, adding it had filed a criminal complaint.
Reuters - 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..
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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

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..
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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

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

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

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

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

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...
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Syrian Kurdish-led authority: 275,000 displaced by Turkish offensive

More than 275,000 people have been displaced because of a Turkish offensive that began last week in northeast Syria, the region's Kurdish-led authority said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Trump hits Turkey with tariffs, threatens sanctions over Syria incursion

President Donald Trump on Monday said he would authorize sanctions against Turkish officials, stop negotiating with Turkey on a $100 billion trade deal, and boost tariffs on the country's steel to 50..
Reuters - Published

Trump to soon issue sanctions, stop trade deal, and ratchet up tariffs on Turkey

President Donald Trump on Monday said that in response to Turkey's incursion into Syria he will soon issue an executive order authorizing sanctions against current and former Turkish officials, stop..
Reuters - Published

Russia-backed Syrian army sweeps in after U.S. announces abrupt exit

Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt U.S. retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier less than 24..
Reuters - Published

Russia-backed Syrian forces step in as U.S. retreats

Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt U.S. retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier less than 24..
Reuters - Published

Eye Opener: President orders full withdrawal from northern Syria

Hundreds of ISIS supporters escape, as most U.S. troops in Syria pull back in response to the Turkish invasion. Also, dramatic video shows a hotel in New Orleans toppling onto a busy street. All that..
CBS News - Published

Germany sees no legal justification for Turkish action against Kurds: spokesman

Germany does not see a legal justification for Turkey's operation against Kurds in North Syria, a spokesman for the foreign ministry said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Russian lawmaker says risk of open Turkish-Syrian conflict is low: RIA

A senior Russian lawmaker said on Monday that Turkey did not plan to seize Syrian territory by force and that there was therefore not a serious risk of an open Turkish-Syrian conflict, the RIA news..
Reuters - Published

Syrian troops enter northeastern town after deal with Kurdish forces: state media

Syria's troops have entered a northeastern town, Syrian state media said on Monday, after Washington announced it was abruptly pulling out its forces, and its former Kurdish allies reached a deal with..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to pull last troops from north Syria; Syrian army to redeploy on border

The United States said on Sunday it will withdraw its remaining 1,000 troops from northern Syria in the face of a Turkish offensive and Syria's army struck a deal with Kurdish forces to redeploy along..
Reuters - Published

The Kurds’ Prisons and Detention Camps for ISIS Members, Explained

As the Turkish invasion leads to deteriorating security in northern Syria, the custody of about 11,000 captive ISIS fighters — and many thousands more detained ISIS women and children — is in..
NYTimes.com - Published

Russia takes part in talks between Syria and Kurdish-led SDF

The Syrian government and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been holding negotiations with Russian participation, a Syrian Kurdish politician said on Sunday, expressing hope for a..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Damascus, Kurdish-led SDF held talks at Russian airbase - Kurdish politician

The Syrian government and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have been holding negotiations at a Russian airbase in Syria, a Syrian Kurdish politician told Reuters on Sunday, expressing hope for..
Reuters - Published

Syrian army begins to move troops to 'confront' Turkey in northern Syria: state media

The Syrian army has begun deploying its troops to northern Syria battlefronts to "confront a Turkish aggression" on Syrian territory, state media said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

On the ground in Syria as the Turkish onslaught continues

CBS News foreign Charlie D’Agata is on the ground in Syria, where Kurds say they feel abandoned by the U.S. as Turkey moves in.
CBS News - Published

Turkish-led forces seize highway 30 km deep into Syria: ministry

Turkish-led forces have seized control of Syria's M4 highway, some 30-35 km (19-22 miles) deep into Syrian territory, as part of its incursion against a Kurdish militia in northeast Syria, Turkey's..
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