Tag: Turkish

Austria Scraps Turkish Driving Tests

Austria will no longer offer its written driving test in Turkish, according to the country’s transportation minister. Norbert Hofer of the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) claimed the move was to cut costs but added...

Whistled Turkish; or, the Bird Language

Whether a language is spoken, written, or signed with the hands, it is generally agreed that language processing occurs mostly in the left side of the brain. Tonal languages use more of the right...

Turkish at Crossroads between Europe and Asia

Last week, Turkey’s National Education Council voted to make the teaching of Ottoman Turkish compulsory in high schools. In 1928, Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, modernized the Ottoman language, replacing its Arabic alphabet,...

About the Turkish Language

About the Turkish language See also: Turkish language History The earliest forms of the Turkish language were written in Orkhon script. During the Ottoman Empire, Ottoman Turkish was influenced mainly by Arabic and Persian. The primary writing system...
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