Turkish language resources – Language Links Database

Turkish (Türkçe (listen)), also referred to as Istanbul Turkish (İstanbul Türkçesi) or Turkey Turkish (Türkiye Türkçesi), is the most widely spoken of the Turkic languages, with around 70 to 80 million speakers, mostly in Turkey. Outside its native country, significant smaller groups of speakers exist in Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Northern Cyprus, Greece, the Caucasus, and other parts of Europe and Central Asia. Cyprus has requested that the European Union add Turkish as an official language, even though Turkey is not a member

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Native speakers: 75.7 million (2002–2018), 88 million (L1 + L2)

Official language in: Turkey, Northern Cyprus, Cyprus

Turkish Grammar, Pronunciation and Vocabulary

  • Understand the Turkish Language - through simple but comprehensive explanations of all the grammar. The Gravity Turkish website content is based primarily on the Manisa Turkish website originally created by John Guise. 
  • Learning Turkish - free concise guide to turkish grammar and vocabulary
  • How to say in Turkish  - pronunciation Guide to simple phrases in Turkish like Alphabet, Numbers, Suggestions, Dialogs and Simple Phrases
  • Forvo - Turkish pronunciation dictionary. Search and learn to pronounce words and phrases in Turkish language.
  • theistanbulinsider.com - Turkish Language and Pronunciation Rules (for Tourists), travel 
  • turkishbasics.com - the Basics of Turkish Alphabet, Pronunciation and Grammar 

Turkish Vocabulary

Turkish Reading Materials

Turkish Dictionary

Turkish Listening and Videos Resources

Podcasts / Audiobooks

  • Let's Learn Turkish - the podcast is both approachable and entertaining and looks at topics such as verbal nouns, dialogue, practical questions, verb tenses and more. Each episode is around 10 to 15 minutes long.
  • FluentinTurkish - Learn Turkish - teaches you real Turkish with interesting details about the language, culture, and the Turkish. You'll be hearing a real-time experience in the podcasts and learn a lot of things that you won't be able to find in books or any other place
  • Learn Turkish-Intermediate- Turkish Coffee Podcast - this podcast is fully in Turkish, but don’t let that scare you away. It’s designed with intermediate Turkish learners in mind, created to help you practice your listening skills. The narrator talks about the Turkish language and culture and speaks very slowly, using very simple words and sentence structures.
  • SBS Turkish - SBS Türkçe - listen to news and information on international events in the Turkish language, with the SBS Turkish podcast from the Special Broadcasting Service

TV / Video/ Movies

  • Learn Turkish with Gokberk - in this channel, you will get access to detailed video courses about the Turkish language, cultural video lessons and many more cool stuff.
  • So Turkish - is a project composed of short films, that aims to teach foreigners how Turkish is used in everyday life while introducing various elements of Turkish culture.  
  • Yasin Durak - Turkish teaching lessons


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