Definitions

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

  • adj. Of or relating to the Turkic language subfamily, especially the eastern Turkic languages, or their speakers.
  • n. The Turkic language subfamily, especially the eastern Turkic languages.
  • n. A member of a Turki-speaking people.

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

  • n. any member of the peoples speaking a Turkic language
  • n. a subfamily of Altaic languages

Etymologies

Persian turkī, from Turk, Turk, from Turkish Türk; see Turk.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Secondly, the period of invasions and dynasties which are commonly called Turki (c.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 1

  • He does not talk and is now unable to harm anyone, 'Turki's father told Arab News, an English language

    iToot Stream

  • Sheikh Hasan Hersi "Turki", "the grandson and Mad Mullah Jr." describes himself as liberator of Kismayo and future warrior, who will drive the kefirs out of Somaliland (Kefir means unbelievers; Senior Mad Mullah described Somalilanders as Kefirs).

    American Chronicle

  • In separate comments, Al Shabaab spokesman Muktar Robow "Abu Mansur" and Ras Kamboni Brigade leader Sheikh Hassan Abdullahi "Turki" have hailed ship-hijackings by Somali pirates.

    AllAfrica News: Latest

  • Longtime Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal "always had great affection for bin Laden," according to Gunaratna.

    Bin Laden: From child of privilege to 9/11 mastermind

  • Bassam Turki, 33, a fighter from Tripoli, said he was told by comrades from Bani Walid that they wanted to drive out the Gadhafi loyalists without the help of forces from other towns.

    Chief of Libya's fighters arrives in capital

  • At a recent security conference, Prince Turki al Faisal, a former head of the Saudi intelligence service and ambassador to the U.K. and the U.S., pointedly suggested that if Iran were to develop a weapon, Saudi Arabia might well feel pressure to develop one of its own.

    The New Cold War

  • I don't know if Prince Turki really would "hate to be around" when Israel is forced to pay the price for the current government's stupid arrogance.

    MJ Rosenberg: Israel Plays With Fire

  • In the Washington Post of June 10, Prince Turki al-Faisal, who was Saudi intelligence chief from 1977 to 2001 and ambassador to the United States from 2004 to 2006, writes that given U.S. bias "the time has come for Palestinians to bypass the United States and Israel and to seek direct international endorsement of statehood at the United Nations."

    MJ Rosenberg: Israel Plays With Fire

  • On the same day Prince Turki spoke to the troops in the U.K., OPEC officials in Vienna split into two blocs—one led by Riyadh and the other Tehran—and failed to reach an agreement on the pricing issue.

    Saudi Suggests 'Squeezing' Iran Over Nuclear Ambitions

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