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Turkish Language, Culture & Literature

Mount Olympos, Turkey; Photo: C.C. 1.0 Share Alike License; Poster by MP

Mount Olympos, Turkey; Photo: C.C. 1.0 Share Alike License; Poster by MP

One thousand and one thanks to Aylin Yavas (PhDc) – the excellent translator, interpreter, and teacher of English and Turkish – for providing me with many of these links.
— M.P.
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Translation Online

Turkish to English — http://translate.google.com/?hl=en#

English to Turkish — http://translate.google.com/#en|tr|

Turkish-English and English-Turkish Dictionaries Online

Turkish Dictionary.net http://www.turkishdictionary.net/

Zargan.com http://zargan.com/

Seslisozluk http://www.seslisozluk.com

TDK http://www.tdk.gov.tr

Sites for Learning Turkish

Turkish Class.com http://www.turkishclass,com/

Turkish Class.com (Greetings and Common Expressions) http://www.turkishclass.com/turkish_lesson_6

Learn Turkish: A Free Course http://www.turkishlanguage.co.uk/

Traveller’s Point Turkish Phrase Book http://www.travellerspoint.com/guide/Turkish_phrasebook/

Study Turkish.org http://studyturkish.org/

Turkcem http://www.turkcem.com

Online Turkish http://www.onlineturkish.com

Teaching Turkish to Foreigners by Dr. Hale Işık-Güler
http://users.metu.edu.tr/hisik/materials.html

Turkish Culture

Turkish Cultural Center of Ithaca http://www.tccithaca.org

Raindrop Turkish House http://raindropturkevi.org/

Your Keyboard Can Type the Turkish Alphabet

Letter-by-Letter: http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/bylanguage/turkish.html

Activate the Turkish Keyboard: http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/keyboards/mackey.html

Film: Crossing the Bridge – The Sound of Istanbul (English subtitles).

Watch the entire film, free:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4471685519999859252#
Thanks to Cornelius Adelante for the link to this fine film.

Turkish Music: Turkey on International Night by Ezgi, Aylin, Adem

Video: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=400258821848&
Photos: Turkey on International Night http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?pid=4059686&id=755466848

FSI Language Courses: Basic Turkish

http://fsi-language-courses.org/Content.php?page=Turkish

Little Known Facts About Turkey (FaceBook Group)

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8890617526

Who Are The Turks?

http://www.globaled.org/announcement050227.php

Turkish Resources for Students (from NYU)

http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/mideast/resources.html

Modern Turkish (University of Michigan)

http://www.umich.edu/~turkish/langres_tr.html

Association of Teachers of Turkish (many resources to study and practice Turkish)

http://www.princeton.edu/~turkish/aatt/res-turkish-internet.htm

Turkish Tutor (UCLA)

http://languagetutors.ucla.edu/turkishtutor/pages/home/blackborder-fs.html
http://languagetutors.ucla.edu/turkishtutor/pages/home/turkish-tv.html

TRT: Turkish Radio-Television Corporation (live TRT tv and radio channels)

http://www.trt.net.tr/Canli/anasayfa.aspx?kanal=KENT&slv=0

Turkish Music: Radyo Vatan

http://www.radyovatan.com.tr/

Turkish Folk Music and Turkish Traditional Music

http://www.trtenglish.com/trtinternational/en/news.aspx?dil=en
http://www.trt.net.tr/genel/muzikdinle.aspx

The Turkish Alphabet (thanks to WikiPedia)

The Turkish Alphabet (thanks to WikiPedia)

Turkish Language (Wikipedia)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_language

Turkish Language Links (Open Directory)

http://www.dmoz.org/Science/Social_Sciences/Linguistics/Languages/Natural/Altaic/Turkic/Turkish/

Turkish Language Online Dictionaries (Open Directory)

http://www.dmoz.org/Reference/Dictionaries/World_Languages/T/Turkish/

Turkish at Cornell (FaceBook Group)

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=155765029852

International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabet

Turkish Alphabet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_alphabet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSB0jamHVBg&

Turkish Alphabet Song (YouTube Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLUEtiUA7Cs&feature=player_embedded#

YouTube Channel: Learning Turkish Channel

http://www.youtube.com/user/LearnTurkishChannel

Turkish Proverbs

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Turkish_proverbs

Turkish Language WikiBook

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Turkish

Learning Turkish

http://sites.google.com/site/learningturkishsite/

Turkish Tales (free ebook from Project Gutenberg)

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/30577

Gulsin Onay (pianist)

Web Site in Turkish and English

Orhan Pamuk (novelist): Interview on KCRW

Part 1: http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/bw/bw091217orhan_pamuk_part_i
Part 2: http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/bw/bw091217orhan_pamuk_part_ii

Elif Shafak (novelist)

Web Site in Turkish and English

Poster: Work is Love Made Visible. Photo by Armağan Erdem Ütük. Poster by Michael Pastore

Photo by Armağan Erdem Ütük. Poster by Michael Pastore.

Aylin Yavas (blog)

http://aylinyavas.blogspot.com/

Aylin Yavas — Passion Presentation: Love

http://aylinyavas.blogspot.com/2010/05/passion-presentation-love.html

Turkish Food and Recipes (all in the Turkish language)

http://portakalagaci.com/

Turkish Cultural Foundation

http://www.turkishculturalfoundation.org/

Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival

http://www.nazimhikmetpoetryfestival.org/index.php?id=3

Fire of Anatolia (dance company)

http://www.fireofanatolia.com/

Muammer Ketencoglu (accordion music)

http://www.muammerketencoglu.com/
Ayde Mori (YouTube video)
Ayde Mori (FaceBook page)

Linux, in Turkish

My friend, Linux expert Cornelius Adelante, writes: “Pardus is an excellent Turkish Linux distribution funded and developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey.”
Pardus http://www.pardus.org.tr/eng/

Turkish Keyboard App for iPad

This app lets you type the characters in the Turkish alphabet, on the iPad, and then you can email your Turkish-language message.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/turkish-keyboard-for-ipad/id382456019?mt=8


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