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The Ottoman and Turkish Studies program lays a great emphasis on proper education of its students in languages. The University of Chicago is a unique place that has very strong offerings in Modern and Ottoman Turkish, as well as in some other Turkic Languages.

Modern Turkish

Modern Turkish is taught at first, second and third year levels. Students are expected to reach an intermediate level of proficiency after completing first year, and a high intermediate to advanced level upon completing second year. Basic grammar is covered in first year. The second year emphasizes comprehension and self-expression both in written and spoken Turkish, and gradually introduces Turkish literature, with the help of textual and audio-visual materials of increasing complexity. The third year level is designed for students who have completed the first two levels and have reached an advanced level of proficiency, and emphasizes further readings in Turkish literature. Further Turkish reading courses in the original are also available for advanced students. All courses are staffed by full-time faculty, as well as by language instructors and teaching assistants.

At all levels of instruction, the four basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing are thoroughly emphasized. In addition to the regular offerings of Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Turkish during the school year, it is possible for students to register for Intensive Summer Turkish classes through the Graham School’s Summer Program. Our students have access to FLAS, FLAG and CLS fellowships, and also benefit from a number of academic institutional connections with study abroad programs in Turkey, thanks to departmental and individual faculty affiliations.

The course offerings are supplemented by the weekly gatherings of the Turkish Circle, a voluntary student organization that promotes Turkish conversation in an informal setting, as well as events such as films, lectures, presentations and discussions in Turkish, and other items of cultural interest such as concerts, dinners and excursions.

Turkic Languages

The Modern Turkish offerings are supplemented by courses in modern Central Asian and historical Turkic languages such as Uzbek and Kazak (the latter in concert with CEERES and Slavics), and offerings in Old Turkic. There is also the possibility of independent study in less commonly taught modern Turkic languages such as Tatar or Kirghiz, or historical languages such as Chagatai.

First Year Uzbek emphasizes the acquisition of basic Uzbek grammar, based on both writing systems (Cyrillic and Latin, official since 1995), as well as basic conversational skills in Modern Literary Uzbek using audio-visual materials. Second Year Uzbek introduces Uzbek literary texts through a series of graded texts, and develops further skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing Modern Uzbek. The students have the possibility to apply for fellowships for summer school programs in Uzbekistan.

I. B. Tauris Sherbet and Spice: The Complete Story of Turkish Sweets and Desserts
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FBI and Turkish agents told not to investigateAQ

by Point

Turkish investigations into al-Qaeda have been obstructed to protect conflicts of interest, financial and otherwise, among al-Qadi and high-ranking Turkish officials, according to dissenting investigators and government officials. [8]
The file against figures allegedly financing terror groups, including Middle Eastern-based al-Qaeda was [purportedly] dropped due to a lack of evidence, but many believed that the reason for it being dropped was intense pressure from the government on the inspectors, since several ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party members have close business ties with a Middle Eastern figure being investigated

Turkish food

by PJoeatCL

My details are a bit hazy, but I just recall having a great meal for a reasonable price (especially for that area!) in a convenient spot (since we had just spent the morning poking around Times Square and were embarking on a subway uptown to the Museum of Natural History. Another note--you may want to budget more than half a day there, but at least plan on spending half a day. There is *so* much to see. My favorites include Lucy, the gem & mineral room, the blue whale and of course the dinosaurs.)
I'm originally from NYC suburbs and was always interested in cheap-ish places to eat near Times Square (we just ended up there a lot, b'way shows or whatever)

The historical context ...

by Brimmer

... is your backstory, Mack. Instead you lead off with it and risk alienating a large percentage of readers. Here's your opening:
"I was standing near Col. Miller’s potted palm tree in the foyer, pulling a Winston out of the pack I had stashed in my sock, when a fairly stunning blond American secretary came hip swinging in my direction.
I stuck the Winston in my mouth and was about to light it with a book match, when the woman opened her gold cigarette case and withdrew a Turkish smoke. I stuck the match, lit my cigarette, and then held it out to light hers. "
Stick the backstory where it belongs, late first act

Greek islanders visit Turkey for grocery shopping  — Daily Sabah
.. many people come to Turkey from the Greek Islands including Lesbos. "Greek tourists come to Kemeraltı between 10:00 a.m. and 04:30p.m. Within this time period, they spend [quite a bit].

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Why is the language similar?

I'am Egyptian and I'm lately obsessed by the Turkish drama
When I was watching Turkish episodes online I found that a lot of words are soo similar to turkish
Like tamam, dolap and many other words that carry the same meaning in Arabic
Even the ppl names like rahmi mustafa kerim Murat all these names are there in Arabic
And foods too like kebab
I mean what did make tht similarties??
I dont think islam is related but idk
@panda I understand what u mean but I'm not talking about the sentence structure actually, i mean words used like merhaba for example we have it in arabic with a…

Our language is similar to Mongolian, Korean, and Japanese. Yes, that does sound pretty weird but it's true. I'm Turkish and learning Japanese which is really is easy since some words are the same and many are similar. I think Arabic does sound just a little like Turkish but not alot because I find Arabic to be lower and spoken slower. That is because both languages don't sound European if you know what I mean. I believe also the Arabic sentence structure is too. Japanese and Turkish sentence structure is the same. Also, when you write romeraztion Japanese, it is actually extremely…

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What Film Would You Recommend For Me To Watch, Old Or New ?

All of us have different likings. It all depends on mood as well. I am not sure which kind of journey u would like to have right now but i will just give you some of my personal favourites:
1) Finding Neverland
It is the story centered around a Scottish playwriter, played by Johnny Depp, whose friendly relationship with a widow, Kate Winslet, and her children inspired him to write Peter Pan(the boy who goes to neverland and never grows old).
2) Sweet November
Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron played the lead roles. Reeves has played a man devoted only to his advertising career,…

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