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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, 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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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

Videos for Turkish language


Rampant Rodrygo leads Real rout of Galatasaray [Video]Rampant Rodrygo leads Real rout of Galatasaray

Real Madrid's teenage forward Rodrygo scores a hat-trick as Real Madrid best Galatasaray 6-0 at home as they eye a Champions League knockout stage berth.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:58Published

Turkey claims capture of Baghdadi's sister [Video]Turkey claims capture of Baghdadi's sister

Turkey says it has detained the sister of slain Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a raid near the Syrian border town of Azaz. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Fierce clashes erupt between Syrian army, Turkish-led forces [Video]Fierce clashes erupt between Syrian army, Turkish-led forces

Syrian troops battle Turkish-backed fighters near the border town of Ras al-Ain, threatening Russia-backed ceasefire.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:04Published

Watch: Diver dedicates new world record to Turkish soldiers [Video]Watch: Diver dedicates new world record to Turkish soldiers

Turkish diver Sahika Ercumen has set a world record by swimming 100 metres underwater on one breath, beating the previous record of 90m.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Kurds will be removed from Turkish 'safe zone' in Syria after Russia-brokered deal [Video]Kurds will be removed from Turkish 'safe zone' in Syria after Russia-brokered deal

The decision comes after talks in the Russian resort town of Sochi.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:22Published

Syrian government forces enter Manbij [Video]Syrian government forces enter Manbij

Syrian government troops deploy in the Kurdish-controlled city of Manbij, raising fears of a direct confrontation with Turkish forces.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:05Published

Damascus cements its new Kurd alliance [Video]Damascus cements its new Kurd alliance

Russian-backed Syrian government forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt U.S. retreat from Syria after the Turkish incursion, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Trump tells Pentagon to start pulling troops from northern Syria [Video]Trump tells Pentagon to start pulling troops from northern Syria

The United States is poised to move about 1,000 U.S. troops from northern Syria amid an ongoing Turkish incursion into the region, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday, calling the situation..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:19Published

US troops are pulling out of Northern Syria [Video]US troops are pulling out of Northern Syria

The Pentagon has announced up to one-thousand US troops withdraw from the Northern Syria as the Turkish offensive in Kurdish-controlled areas escalates.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:19Published

IS fighters escaping detention due to Turkish offensive, Kurds say, warning more will follow [Video]IS fighters escaping detention due to Turkish offensive, Kurds say, warning more will follow

"We are still securing jails hosting IS fighters but if this war continues we will be obliged to gather all forces to protect our land and families from this terror," a Kurdish official told Euronews.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:42Published

Lindsey Graham Disagrees With Donald Trump [Video]Lindsey Graham Disagrees With Donald Trump

Lindsey Graham does not approve of President Donald Trump’s decision regarding a possible Turkish invasion. He said leaving their Kurdish allies in Syria to fend for themselves was a “disaster”..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

 

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...
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Kurdish-led SDF says 31 of its fighters killed since Saturday

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said 31 of its fighters had been killed fighting a Turkish offensive in northern Syria since Saturday, increasing the SDF's official death toll to 76.
Reuters - Published

Monitor: 104 SDF fighters killed battling Turkish attack

The death toll among Kurdish-led fighters battling a Turkish offensive in northern Syria has climbed to 104, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

In rally outside White House, Trump blamed for exposing Kurds to Turkish offensive

Lava Ibrahim and her sister Midya emigrated to the United States from Qamishli in northeast Syria seven years ago as refugees, grateful for the safe haven the country provided them.
Reuters - Published

Kurdish-led SDF says Turkish invasion has revived IS, urges no-fly zone

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said a Turkish attack in northern Syria had revived Islamic State and called on allied states that helped fight the jihadist group to close off air space..
Reuters - Published

Kurdish-led SDF denies Turkey's capture of Syrian town center

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denied that Turkish-backed forces had taken control of the center of Ras al Ain on Saturday after a senior Turkish security official said the town center..
Reuters - Published

Syrian Observatory: 30 civilians killed in Turkish offensive

The civilian death toll resulting from Turkey's offensive into northern Syria has risen to 30, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

74 Kurdish-led fighters killed in Turkish offensive: monitor

The death toll among Syrian Kurdish-led fighters battling a Turkish offensive has risen to 74, most of whom have been killed in the Tel Abyad area, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on..
Reuters - Published

U.S. troops in Syria came under fire from Turkish positions: Pentagon

U.S. troops in northern Syria came under artillery fire from Turkish positions on Friday but none were wounded, the Pentagon said, an incident that highlights the risks to U.S. troops as Turkey wages..
Reuters - Published

Civilians frantically flee Turkish bombings in Syria

Turkish mortar attacks in Syria are more than just about the initial damage they cause, they spread fear and clear entire neighborhoods of families that don't want to see their own children fall..
CBS News - Published

Turkish artillery fire comes close to hitting U.S. outpost

CBS News has learned Turkish artillery fire came close to a U.S. outpost in northern Syria. David Martin reports.
CBS News - Published

Pentagon slams Turkey's "impulsive" assault on Syria

Washington is "greatly disappointed" by the Turkish incursion, Esper said
CBS News - Published

Civilians rushing to escape Turkish airstrikes in Syria

A catastrophe is looming in northern Syria. Civilians are frantically trying to escape Turkish airstrikes and artillery. Charlie D'Agata reports.
CBS News - Published

Thousands flee, hundreds reported dead in Turkish attack on U.S.-allied Kurds in Syria

Turkey pounded Kurdish militia in northeast Syria for a second day on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee and killing dozens, in a cross-border assault on U.S. allies that has turned..
Reuters - Published

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