A brief history of Turkish

According to some historical sources, the beginning of the Turks and their language can be traced back to Ashina clan who might have had an Indo-European origin (Klyashtorny & Sinor, 1996, p. 329). The first state bearing the name Türk was established around 552 C.E. (Klyashtorny & Sinor, 1996, p. 327; Findley, 2004, p. 43). …

Introduction to Turkish language

Turkish language is an Altaic language mainly spoken by the inhabitants of the modern day Turkey (approximately 75 million). It belongs to the Southwest branch of Turkic family of languages whose domain extends from Central China in the east to Balkans in the west. As with other Turkic languages, Turkish is a highly agglutinative language …