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Best Turkish Websites






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- Chief Pilot



Come and learn Turkish through this door or learn Turkish in Turkey




Learning Games and Fun Activities for the Turkish Classroom
Take it from this Smurf folks, the site above is very helpful

The same site above translated into Turkish
Take it from this Smurf folks, the site below is lots of fun



The same site above translated into Turkish

   Turkish Teacher Hints, Advice and Teaching Tips
Al elmaya taiş atan çok olur - Turkish Proverb

I love to learn Turkish



I love to learn Turkish


To date this Turkish site has had a total of 11,231 + page views and counting.
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A golden saber opens every door - Ancient Proverb






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Come and see where Smurf traveled today
So come and see where he visited today
and come back tomorrow to visit another new site

He was just in Oahu, Quebec, Romania and Mexico



Jim's Travel Websites

Experience is not what happens to you;
it's what you do with what happens to you. - Aldous Huxley




  • Jim's Homepage with 16 different languages

    Yeni Türk web sitesine hoşgeldiniz


       Take a Quiz on Turkey

    En iyi Türk Web Siteleri




  • Professor Emeritus
    University of Northern Iowa

    You can email me with new
    Turkish Sites or comments at:
    bestlanguagesites@gmail.com




  • Spectacular Turkey / A Video
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    And over here you will find Ankara




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    So you and I are going to practice speaking Turkish

    This is going to be a lot of fun


    Super Turkish Learner & Grammar Aids


  • Essential Phrases for learning Turkish
    From the BBC : Quick Fix
  • Multiple BING Resources for learning the Turkish language
  • 100 Most Useful Words in Turkish
  • Turkish Language Class Online


  • Learn Turkish Online with a friendly native Turkish speaker
  • Learn Turkish online with Babel
  • Multiple links for Turkish resources. Learn the language Free
  • Turkish Grammar and Vocabulary
    This is a very nice resource with many options for learning the language.
  • The Basics of Turkish Grammar
  • The Ottoman Turkish Language
  • Learning Turkish Grammar and Language
  • Learn Turkish - Grammar, Vocabulary, Numbers & Nouns
    Another rather comprehensive Turkish learner site.
    A Webmaster Preferred Site
  • How to learn Turkish phrases
  • Speak Turkish / Learn the Essentials
  • Totally Turkish
    Learn Turkish online for free with Totally Turkish

  • Turkish Tutorial by Ömer & Mehmet Sener
  • Word2Word - Five Online Tutorials
    Plus dozens of other languages.
    A webmaster favorite site



  • Teach Yourself Turkish

    About The Author
    John Guise - Manisa Turkish - Kawerau, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
  • Manisa Turkish Site Map
    A comprehensive Turkish learner site. It has just about everything on one page.
    > A webmaster preferred site
  • Aussie Educator for Turkish language
  • Basic Phrases of the Turkish Language
  • Turkish language via Wikipedia

  • A Turkish Language Directory
  • The 100 most important words in Turkish
  • Learn the most common words in Turkish here
  • List of English words of Turkic origin

  • Turkish Names
  • Basic Words in Turkish via YouTube
  • Turkish short lesson1: Greetings 1
  • Learn Turkish Easy
  • A mini Turkish language lesson

  • Computer Aided Instruction from U of Arizona
  • Information on the turkish language from Answers.com
  • Alphabet and Pronunciation
  • Welcome to the Turkish listening library
  • About the Turkish language
  • Learn Turkish with Dandelion Pebble
  • The Turkish Alphabet via YouTube
  • 100 most useful words in the Turkish language
  • Learn Turkish online
  • Turkish language and literature
  • Online Turkish.com
  • Dozens of Turkish lesson here via YouTube

  • Turkish Cultural Foundation
  • The New Washington D.C. Turkish Cultural Foundation
  • Learn the Turkish Language & Culture
  • Useful Turkish phrases
  • Travel Information from the US State Dept.
  • Best Places to Visit in Turkey
  • Wikitravel Guide for Turkey
  • Turkish tutorials
  • Turkish 101 via YouTube
  • Funky Phrases in Turkish
  • Words you see the most in Turkish
  • The Best of Turkish via YouTube

  • Turkish 101 Language Facts

  • Everyday phrases and polite expressions
  • The Turkish language from Linguata
  • Turkish Word of the Dad
  • Turkish Chat
  • Learn Turkish Online with Live Mocha
  • WikiHow - How to learn Turkish
  • Turkish Embassy and Consulates Listing in US
    Turkish American Associations
  • Turkish American Association of Arizona
  • Association of Turkish Americans Of Southern California
  • Turkish American Association of California
  • TURKISH NEWS
  • Florida Turkish American Association
  • Learn Turkish words and phrases here
  • Here's your chance to pick up a little Turkish -- Merhaba
  • Common Expressions in Turkish
  • Turkish language learning videos

  • Bora Ozkok's Cultural Folk Tours
    A Berkeley educated architect and world--renowned teacher of Turkish culture, music, folk dance and folklore. Neat site.
  • Turkish-English, English-Turkish Dictionary
  • Totally Turkish.com
    Merhaba! Looking to learn Turkish online? Then you've come to the right place! This website was set up to teach learners of Turkish the basics of the Turkish language.
  • Why learn Turkish?

  • Historical Places in Turkey
  • Turkey Historical Sites
  • Famous Landmarks in Turkey
  • All About Turkey
    Historical and cultural sites
  • TripAdvisor on Turkey

  • Turkey Travel Planner




  • Turkish media and Turkish websites
  • Turkish News in English

  • Comprehensive Listing of Turkish Periodicals


  • Turkey Newspapers Online



    "Monolingualism Can Be Cured"


    Learn some more Turkish today!




    Turkish - Seni Seviyorum


    Whooos there?





    "If we hang around much longer Donkey, we'll be speaking Turkish"

    And Shrek, the site right below is super and it's FREE."

    And down below I'm going to start learning a little Hmong.

  • And with threse great links we can learn dozens more languages.

    Multiple Online Language Courses that are all FREE

  • Kebap House called Turkish Delight







    Fairy Chimneys












  • Do you know where you are in this photo?



  • My Languages
    Dozens of great Turkish vocabulary builders and many with sound. This is one great NEW FIND. A great aid for all students of Turkish.

  • Turkish Scenery
    Hundreds of beautiful photos. You can even choose the region of the country you wish to visit.



  • Turkish Vocabulary Builder
    Practice Turkish vocabulary. Within each category, place your cursor over an image to hear it pronounced aloud. This is a great new find. Enjoy surfing here.


  • Turkish Flashcards
    Teach yourself Turkish using Flashcards. A wide variety to choose from.


    A travel guide to Istanbul
    Istanbul is such a diverse city that it's almost impossible to split it up into definable districts. The only real distinction that can be made is between the European and Asian sides, which are separated by the Bosphorus Strait.


  • Turkish Language Lessons
    A very rich site.

  • Learn Turkish / Grammar and Vocabulary
    It's all here. Rich site. Try it.


    360 Cities
    A really cool site that takes you all over the world to view close up and with 360 degree views with just your Mouse. Just move it L or R for a 360 scan.

  • Learn Turkish Online
    Turkish Grammar Lessons. Several innovative online educational methods have been implemented throughout the website. You can practise your Turkish language skills, watching videos, listening to songs, reading rss feeds and news from carefully selected sources.

  • Facts and Statistics on Turkey
    From Kwintessential. The official language, Turkish, is the first language spoken by 90% of the 63m population. Minority languages include Kurdish, spoken by 6% of the population. Arabic is spoken by 1.2% of the Turkish population; most of those speakers are bilingual Arabic and Turkish speakers. Other minority languages include Circassian, spoken by more than 0.09% throughout the country, Greek, Armenian and Judezmo, a Romance language spoken by Jews.


  • The Turkish Internet Polyglot
    Internet Polyglot is dedicated to helping members learn Turkish by providing a way to memorize words and their meanings. This site helps your memory to grasp more information and retain it for longer time. Access to all pages is free. Neat new site w/sound too!



  • Language Guide for Turkish
    This is one great site for building both vocabulary and grammar skills.
    Within each category, place your cursor over an image to hear it pronounced aloud.
    A Webmaster Choice Site


  • Languages Online - Turkish topics
    Click on a topic to view all related resources.
    A Webmaster Choice Site

  • The Latest News from Turkey
    Google News (Haberler) in Turkish.




    Take a Quiz on Turkey



  • Turkish Trivia Quizzes and Games
  • Trivia Quiz on Turkey
  • Istanbul Quiz
  • Sightseeing in Istanbul Quiz and Trivia
  • Easy Trivia Quiz on Turkey
  • Turkey Quiz and Trivia on Turkey
  • Cross Cultural Quiz on Turkey
  • Quiz on the History of Turkey
  • Country Quiz on Turkey
  • Trivia Quiz on Turkey
  • Turkish Customs and Trivia Quiz
  • Trivia Quiz on Turkey
  • Turkish Music Quiz
  • Turkey Geography Quiz

  • Learn Turkish Online for Free
    Select the phrases that you want to learn from the list on the right. These cover a wide variety of Turkish topics, including the numbers in Turkish, Turkish days, Turkish greetings and the months in Turkish. All the phrases have audio recorded by a native speaker.
    This is one great new "find" and the sound enhances the resource. Be sure to give it a try.


  • Turkish Worksheets
    You may already be aware of this neat site. If not, it has been "buried" below, and I wanted you to be able to access it more easily. So I put it up here. It is loaded and very helpful for drilling hundreds of Turkish verbs, vocabulary and helpful everyday expressions.

  • Turkish Translator Services
    English to Turkish translation can be challenging as it requires taking into consideration such factors as dialect and regional differences. That is why your English to Turkish translator must be fully aware of cultural differences and regional peculiarities.


    Quizzes/Drills/Tests/Exercises

  • Turkish Delight Trivia Quiz
  • Take a Turkish Quiz
  • Turkish Vocabulary Quiz
  • Test your Turkish
  • Turkish Quiz
  • Learning Practical Turkish
  • English to Turkish Translation



  • Digital Dialects Games in Turkish
    Lots of really fun games for learning Turkish
    A webmaster preferred site


  • Turkey Live Radio Stations

  • Turkish Music.org
  • The Music of Turkey

  • Top Ten Music Picks Turkey
  • Turkish Music
    Welcome to the largest Turkish Music information website! Here you will find almost everything about Turkish music.
  • Mevlana - Traditional Turkish Folk
  • Best turkish music Part 2
  • Ottoman Turkish Music from 17th century - Nikriz Peşrev







  • Best Turkish Food


  • Turkish Cuisine




  • The Best of Turkish - Easy Tour via YouTube
  • Lonely Planet introduces Turkey
    Turkey might be the world's most contested country. Its landscape is dotted with battlegrounds, ruined castles and the palaces of great empires. This is the land where Alexander the Great slashed the Gordion Knot, where Achilles battled the Trojans in Homer's Iliad, and where the Ottoman Empire fought battles that would shape the world. History buffs can immerse themselves in marvels and mementos stretching back to the dawn of civilisation.

  • Turizm.net for Turkey
  • List of cities in Turkey (Pop. over 7.000)

  • Travel Videos on Turkey
  • The geography and map of Turkey

    TURKISH TURQUOISE COAST GUIDE
  • The Turquoise Coast




  • Jim's Multilanguage Homepage



    Do you recognize these falls?

    Please send your new Turkish finds and addresses to me @ bestlanguagesites@gmail.com



  • With Jim's Homepage...
    I can leap over donkeys in fifteen languages!
  • ==>Jim's 15 Languages Homepage

  • The Beauty of Turkey




    The Culture of Turkey

      Identification: The English word "Turkish" comes from the ancient Turkish word Türk , which can be used as an adjective or a proper noun. In Turkish, the name
      of the country is Türkiye . After decades of nationalistic indoctrination, most citizens self-identify as Turks regardless of ethnic background.
      Some of the major non-Turkish ethnic group-the Kurds in the southeast, the Arabs in the south, the Laz of the western Black Sea coast, and the Georgians
      in the northeast and northwest-express double identities.

      Location and Geography. Turkey occupies Asia Minor and a small portion of Europe. Its area is 301,382 square miles (814,578 square kilometers). It is bounded
      on the west by the Aegean Sea; on the northwest by the Sea of Marmara, Greece, and Bulgaria; on the north by the Black Sea; on the east by
      Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran; and on the south by Iraq, Syria, and the Mediterranean. Although Istanbul (formerly Constantinople) is the major
      city and was the capital of the Ottoman Empire, the first president - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk - chose Ankara, an interior Anatolian city, as the capital in
      1923. Militarily Ankara was less exposed and more easily defended than Istanbul. The choice also symbolized Ataturk's policy of nationalism, because
      Ankara was more Turkish and less cosmopolitan than the old capital.

      Turkey has 4,454 miles of coastline. The interior consists of mountains, hills, valleys, and a high central plateau. The western coastal plains are generally
      more densely populated and industrial than are the central and eastern regions, except for Ankara on the central Anatolian plateau. Because
      Asia Minor had been home to Lydians, Hittites, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, and Ottomans over the centuries, it is dotted with historic monuments.

      Physiographically, the country may be divided into five regions. The Black Sea region has a moderate climate and higher than average rainfall. It is
      dominated by the Pontic mountain range. The west is noted for agriculture, including grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and tobacco. In the more
      humid east, the mountains leave a narrow coastal plain rarely exceeding twenty miles wide. The Black Sea peoples settled and farmed the valleys and narrow
      alluvial fans of the area's rivers, developing a form of steep slope agriculture to grow vegetables and fruits. Tea, the major cash crop, did not
      become popular until the 1960s. Some villagers combined gardening with transhumant pastoralism, which involves grazing small herds of sheep, goats,
      and cattle on the lowlands in the winter and in the high Pontic pastures in the summer.





    Turkish Teacher hints, advice and tips

    I know from my own experience that being on a continual path of self-improvement is an absolute necessity toward be a good teacher. Hang out with other educators that you admire. Watch them closely and learn from them. Imitation is the greatest compliment! Join your Turkish language association (AATT - http://aatturkic.org) plus two foreign language teacher associations (state and national: ACTFL- (http://www.actfl.org) and attend their annual meetings on a regular basis. Get involved anyway you can with each. Rub noses with people at the TOP. Get to know the officers personally. Keep in contact with them. Use these association offerings, suggestions and resources.

    THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF TURKIC LANGUAGES, founded in 1985 as the American Association of Teachers of Turkish, is a private, non-profit, non-political organization of individuals interested in the languages of the Turks. The objective of the Association is to advance and improve the teaching of the languages of the Turks; to promote study, criticism, and research in the field of the languages and literatures of the Turks; and to further the common interests of teachers of these subjects.

    Whenever you can in your own environment, ask to observe colleagues in action in their classroom. Pick up ideas that work for them and adopt and adapt them to you own classroom. Always be on the "lookout" for new ideas, new means of teaching, new ways to incorporate things that work for others into your own methodology. Don't hesitate to ask questions of teachers who have had much success as to how and why that happened. I used to observe elementary teachers and how they interacted with their young students. Always something to learn. "Learn from the mistakes of others. You'll never live long enough to make all of them yourself." Another that I always loved is "If you think you're green, you'll grow - if you think you're ripe, you'll rot." All true. Don't rot! That's an axiom that will never grow old. You may think that you are the best, but you're not. There is always someone better than you. (I learned this playing basketball) Learn from them. Know what the best practices are and be aware of the current online resources that can be of great help to you and your Turkish language students.

    Keep your classroom presentations FRESH. Keep up with innovation and the changing needs of your students by incorporating technology such as computer use, iPhones, iPads, e-mail and a host of other innovations into your routine classroom activities to communicate with others in the target language and to access authentic resources. Stay current with options and trends in the field such as the National Standards and know how to incorporate them into your daily plans. Hopefully these few ideas will aid in your growth and success. Stay with it. Don't throw in the towel like many have, but again as I point out above, whatever new ideas you discover, you must first adopt and then adapt. Not everything you see elsewhere will work for you as I have personally learned. You must adapt those ideas to your own classroom. There are a host of great ideas available on all these sites, but they are only as successful as you will make them. And perhaps most important of all, do ask your students often how they feel about what they are doing and learning and what they enjoy the most and the least in your classroom. Most of all, do enjoy your students and share yourself with them. [They don't care how much you know until they know how much you CARE] I hope that you picked up some ideas here that will aid in your total success. Have fun in your classroom. (ps I picked up these ideas in a recent dream and wanted to share with each of you) I'm 72 but never too old to learn and never too old to share ideas. Best yet, why not be learning another language yourself? Check out one of the sites above. It is a great means to experience first-hand what your students are feeling. Now you are "walking in their shoes." Don't forget to have FUN doing it. (See Below) jeb BA, MA, ABD



    Learning Games and Fun Activities for the Turkish Classroom
    A wide array of proven fun games and learning activities for teachers to use in the classroom.
    35 years of classroom experience for students and their teachers to enjoy.


    Turkey at a glance