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Turkish movie-star Müjde Ar
in Aile Kadın
(Family Woman) 1983

Müjde Ar starred in 'Aile KAdın' (Family Woman), a Turkish film directed by Kartal Tibet in 1983
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Frequently Asked Questions
about the Turkish Language
and about Turkey and the Turkish people

Can you please provide Internet location addresses
for Turkish penpals...?

In Turkey - Türkiye'de

Tüm kitap fırsatları için tıklayın !

'Old-fashioned' Instant-Messenger Chat
Mother/Daughter Turkish Cinema Stars
Müjde Ar (L) and Aysel Gürel (R)
in an instant-message exchange
from the 1970s.

Turkish movie-stars Müjde Ar and mother Aysel Gürel chat in the 1970s

You can find potential Turkish pen pals on UseNet and on Internet Relay Chat (and on some WWW) sites. And once you've found a special pal(s), you may prefer speaking with him or her through your Instant Messenger. Lets look at these Internet capabilities one at a time...


UseNet provides a time-delayed means for people with similar interests to have a 'town meeting'. And once you enter the UseNet, you'll find town meetings in progress on all manner of subjects -- from aardvarks to zabaglione.

To learn more about UseNet
(News Groups, Discussion Groups)
please link to:
http://www.plig.net/nnq/how-it-works.html ...

With any luck, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) already offers you a 'private' News Server (requiring a password), for use only by your ISPs 'private' subscribers. Because, otherwise, UseNet is awfully hard to access during peak hours.

If your ISP does not provide such UseNet service, then there are free servers available. But be advised that they are often busy (and thus difficult to access) ‑‑ and slow (after you finally do gain access).

Still... if you don't have another choice,
you may try any of the free News Servers you'll find listed at: http://www.dmoz.org/Computers/Usenet/Public_News_Servers/

Or, if you're willing to pay a small monthly fee to gain the added accessibility and speed, then by all means consider one of the 'for pay' UseNet services.
Such as:

In any case, to access the UseNet, you need 'News Reader' software. Fortunately, Internet Explorer and Netscape both have such software imbedded in their more recent versions (under the 'Mail' function) -- in a bare-bones sort of way.

And if you prefer more 'meat on bone', try one of the free/shareware software programs (dedicated solely to UseNet purposes), that you'll find available at download sites like:

Anyway, assuming you now know enough about UseNet to try it, heres the oldest and most famous Turkish UseNet address of all -- where participants converse in a mixture of Turkish and English: 


If you have difficulty finding it with your 'NewsReader program' of choice, then navigate with your Web Browser to:

Once there, you may enter the newsgroup name (soc.culture.turkish) and, thereafter, youll be able to directly access the message archive for that group from within your web-browser. (Warning...This newsgroup often contains anti-Turkish *flaming* from the 'un-enlightened' -- so wear your face-protector and your boxing gloves when you enter!)

Internet Relay Chat (IRC)

Another source for Turkish Pen Pals is 'Internet Relay Chat'.
IRC lets you participate in UseNet-style 'town meetings', but the meetings are in real-time (and meeting-size can be limited by the 'Chatroom' moderator).
If you want to learn more about IRC,
then navigate with your Browser to:

You will need specialized software to use IRC. (Sorry. Theres none embedded in Internet Explorer and Netscape.) But that doesnt present a problem since there's plenty of free/shareware IRC software available at download sites like: http://www.download.com

There are certain web locations
where you can 'Chat' directly through your Web Browser.
For example, the 'Talk City' website offers
a downloadable IRC mini-application,
that lets you start chatting right away --
through the TC Homepage.
However, the majority of IRC usage
takes place in dedicated IRC programs.

When youre ready to 'Chat', then try these Turkish 'IRC' addresses:
irc.teklan.com.tr [This server represents Tr-net (in Ankara).]
irc.egenet.com.tr [This is at Ege University in Izmir.]

If you connect to these,
don't forget the time zone difference between
western Turkey (GMT+2) and wherever you happen to be located.
It wouldn't do
to drop by when everybody's in bed asleep!

BTW, at Microsofts 'IRC' server (chat.msn.com) you can find Turkish 'chatters' if you search for 'channels' containing the letters 'tr'.

A note about 'Chat' Etiquette

You may join a 'chat group', but you don't have to speak up immediately. You may just sit quietly on the sidelines, 'listening' -- until you get 'the feel' for how to join the conversation in an appropriate manner. And beware...If the Chatroom moderator doesn't like your attitude, he/she can kick you out of the room -- without warning!

Instant Messengers

Once you establish one or more regular Turkish pen pals, you may want to do away with IRC -- and replace it with something designed specifically for one-to-one real-time communications. That's where an Instant Messenger may come in handy...

Instant Messengers are chat applications used for direct exchange of real-time messages between people over the Internet -- without the need to meet on an IRC server or in a 'chat' room.

And, besides the 'instant messenger' applications that are imbedded in the latest versions of Internet Explorer and Netscape, there are other dedicated Instant Messenger programs -- available for free at download sites like:

OK now...
Go forth...
and find yourself a Turkish Pen Pal!
In Turkey - Türkiye'de

Tüm sinema ve TV fırsatları için tıklayın !

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