Turkish is a language that is spoken by over 84 million people worldwide. It is the official language of Turkey and is also spoken in Cyprus and parts of Greece. Turkish is a member of the Turkic language family and is closely related to Azerbaijani, Turkmen, and Uzbek. Turkish has a rich literary tradition and has been used as a literary language for centuries. Turkish literature dates back to the 8th century, when the Old Turkic alphabet was first used. Turkish literature is highly respected and has been influential in the development of other Turkic literatures. Turkish has a number of dialects, the most prominent of which are Istanbul Turkish and Anatolian Turkish. Istanbul Turkish is the variety of Turkish that is spoken in Istanbul and is the basis for the standard Turkish that is spoken today. Anatolian Turkish is spoken in the Anatolian region of Turkey and is the most divergent from standard Turkish. Turkish is written in the Latin alphabet and uses the same alphabet as English. However, there are a few differences, such as the use of the letter 'I' for the sound 'ee' and the use of 'c' for the 'ch' sound. Turkish also has a number of unique letters, such as 'ç', 'ğ', 'ı', 'ö', 'ş', and 'ü'. Turkish is a relatively easy language to learn for English speakers, as it has a number of features that are similar to English. For example, Turkish has a subject-verb-object word order and uses the same word order for questions. Turkish also uses the same alphabet as English and has a relatively simple grammar.

Language group

Turkic languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Turkish, Turkey, Latin
Turkish, Cyprus, Latin
Turkish, Turkey
Turkish, Latin
Turkish, Cyprus
Turkish, Germany, Arabic
Turkish, Arabic
Turkish, Germany