Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Turkey or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
  • n. Ottoman Turkish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The official language of Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
  • adj. Of, from, or pertaining to Turkey, the Turkish people or the Turkish language.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Of or pertaining to Turkey or the Turks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Turkey or the Turks; characteristic of, made in, or derived from Turkey: as, Turkish misrule; Turkish rugs.
  • n. The language of the Turks, a member of the Ural-Altaic family of languages, having several dialects, of which the literary language of the Ottoman Turks is the best-known. It is commonly written with the Arabic alphabet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Turkic language spoken by the Turks
  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Turkey or its people or language

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Examples

  • GENERAL EDIP BASER, FORMER TURKISH SPECIAL ENVOY FOR COUNTERTERRORISM: So for the Turkish people on the street, it is a testing ground for Turkish-American relations.

    CNN Transcript May 24, 2007

  • This was the hamam of the Harem, what you would call a steam bath and the Europeans bastardized into the phrase Turkish baths.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • If this is what you call a Turkish humanitarian, then I'd hate to meet a Turkish criminal.

    Halide Edip Adıvar and the Armenians

  • They were what we call Turkish baths, that is, there were bathrooms of several grades of heat to be gone through -- one tepid, the next warm, the next one very hot, and then cooler and cold, and the Romans were fond of taking these baths every day.

    Young Knights of the Empire : Their Code, and Further Scout Yarns

  • The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons, which also claimed the bombing in Kemer, had vowed more assaults in retaliation for what it called the Turkish government's "war" against the rebels, according to pro-Kurdish Firat news agency.

    FOXNews.com

  • President Serzh Sarkisian said on Wednesday that he has decided to formally submit Armenia's normalization agreements with Turkey to the Armenian parliament for ratification despite what he called Turkish efforts to distort their essence.

    «Ազատ Եվրոպա/Ազատություն» ռադիոկայան

  • Collective Memory Platform, meanwhile marched Friday in Istanbul's Taksim Square, protesting what they called the Turkish state's indifference toward finding and punishing those responsible for the Sivas massacre.

    Hurriyet Dailynews

  • Iraq Visit: In an editorial, the paper welcomes what it terms Turkish President Gul's landmark visit to Iraq this week, describing it as a long-overdue thaw in ties that have been strained going back to the heyday of the Cold War.

    CFR.org -

  • The note was referring to the Turkish central bank's lowered 2012 inflation target of 5%, which the Citigroup economists projected wouldn't be met for some five years.

    Turkish Inflation Soars

  • That followed a 74% drop in Turkish petroleum exports to Iran in July, according to the Istanbul Exporters 'Association of Chemical Materials.

    U.S. Envoy to Meet With Iran's Neighbors

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