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Turkish Language in Turkey and North Cyprus
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The Turkish language (Turkish: Türkçe) is the official language of North Cyprus. It is a member of the Turkish family of languages, which is considered to be a part of an Altaic language family.
Turkish is spoken in Turkey, Northern Cyprus, and by minorities in 35 other countries. In particular, Turkish is used in countries that formerly belonged to the Ottoman Empire, such as Bulgaria, Romania, the former Yugoslavia, the Republic of Macedonia, and Greece.
Until 1928, Turkish was written in a modified version of the Arabic alphabet. The Arabic alphabet was outlawed after Kemal Atatürk, as part of his efforts to modernize Turkey, introduced a modified version of Latin alphabet, which has been used till now in written Turkish.
Like Finnish and Hungarian, Turkish has vowel harmony, is agglutinative and has no grammatical gender. The basic word order is subject-object-verb. Second-person plural forms can be used for individuals as a sign of respect.

Tourist Dictionary:

Hello Merhaba
Hello (on the phone) / Are you still there? Alo
Hello / Sir / Madam (a polite way to answer the telephone or to address a person) / Excuse me, could you say that again? Efendim
Good morning Günaydın
Good day İyi günler
Good evening İyi akşamlar
Good night İyi geceler
Yes Evet
No Hayır
Okay Tamam
Of course Tabi
Welcome Hoş geldiniz
We are (or I am) glad to be here Hoş bulduk
Glad to meet you Tanıştığımıza sevindim
How are you? (familiar) Nasılsın?
How are you? (respectful or plural) Nasılsınız?
Fine, thank you, and you? İyiyim; siz nasılsınız? / İyiyim, ya siz?
I am fine too Ben de iyiyim
Thank you Teşekkür ederim
You are welcome Bir şey değil
Excuse me Affedersiniz
I beg your pardon Özür dilerim
Please Lütfen
Please speak slowly Lütfen daha yavaş konuşunuz
What is your name? Adınız nedir?
My name is... Benim adım...
How old are you? Kaç yaşındasınız?
Can you speak English? İngilizce konuşabilir misiniz?
Where is my seat? Koltuğum nerede?
Where is the immigration office? Muhaceret dairesi nerede?
I’m here for business İş için geldim
I’m here for sightseeing Gezmek için geldim
How long will you stay? Ne kadar kalacaksınız?
Where is the toilet? Tuvalet nerede?
Where am I on this map? Bulunduğum yer haritada neresi?
Take me to this address please Beni bu adrese götürünüz lütfen
How much is this? Bu kaç para?
I’d like a room for tonight Bu gece için bir oda istiyorum
Praising the person who made food Elinize sağlık
Good appetite Afiyet olsun
Food Yiyecek
Meat Et
Fish Balik
Chicken Tavuk
Wine Sarap
Beer Bira
Tea Çay
Coffee Kahve
Bill Hesap
Shop Dukkan
Pharmacy Eczanesi
Hospital Hastanesi
Bank Bankasi
Exchange Döviz bürosu
Insurance Sigorta
Airport Hava Alani
Fare well (said to somebody departing) Güle güle
Good bye Hoşçakalın (bay bay)
One Bir
Two Iki
Three Uc
Four Dort
Five Bes
Six Alti
Seven Yedi
Eight Sekiz
Nine Dokuz
Ten On

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