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Turkish Newspaper Readers
Encyclopedic Dictionary

In Turkey - Türkiye'de

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For English-speakers
who wish to understand Turkish Newspapers
World regions, bodies of water, land masses,
mountain ranges, countries, cities, nationalities and languages --
plus notable persons, places, and things
from current events and modern history, politics, art, law, business, etc.

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Site visitors may navigate the News Reader pages using
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Examples, supplements, and explanations
Çad Chad...the country in north central Africa
Çanakkale Name of Turkish town (adjacent to 'The Narrows') on the southern side of the The Dardanelles.
Also, the name of the Turkish province which extends to both sides of the Dardenelles. The site of some of the bloodiest and heroic Allied-Turkish battles in 1915 during WW I.
Also see Gallipoli.
Çanakkale Boğazı

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the Dardanelles
(the Hellespont)

WWI historical note:
18 March 1915 -- the date of the initial massed naval-attack on the Dardanelles (near the Çanakkale fortress) by about 30 British, French, Russian Alliance warships - which was rebuffed by Turkish and German land-batteries and mines. The French battleship Bouvet and the British battleships Irresistible and Ocean were sunk during the attack. [See contour-map at right.]

Also see Gelibolu Yarımadası.
Area map of the Dardanelles

Left click for image enlargement.

Contour map of the Çanakkale environs
during Turkish-German bombardment of
Alliance naval-forces -- 18 March 1915

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  • a prosperous residential area of Ankara (the Turkish capital city)
  • the area of Ankara in which the Turkish Presidential mansion is located
  • the symbolic name associated with the Turkish President himself
    Be careful what you wish for...

    Left click for political-cartoon enlargement.
  • In the news: 23 August 2003 -- Çankaya thwarts AKP designs...With his second veto a couple of days ago of the AKP-sponsored Forests Bill, the Turkish President (Ahmet Necdet Sezer) has further angered the ruling AKP majority-government. (Sezer has already vetoed 12 AKP-sponsored bills this legislative session.) But when furious AKP officials threatened to seek a national referendum on the matter, political observers opined that a public vote would be the downfall of the AKP government. That's because, observers say, the AKP is a majority party  'in name only'. (Due to a flaw in the Turkish voting system, the AKP was able to become the ruling majority party even though it only captured 35% of the vote in the November 2002 national elections.) So, observers say, if the AKP seeks a national referendum, it'll likely be defeated -- because even voters who might favor the Forests Bill would vote against it, as a means of demonstrating their strong anti-AKP sentiments.
  • worthless, of low-calibre, of poor-quality
  • maladroit, unskilled, lacking in skill
  • unqualified, not qualified (for a particular job or position)
    We were at the mercy of
    Maladroit Politicians

    Left click for image enlargement
    and figurative translation.
  • In the News: 16 August 2005 -- We were at the mercy of maladroit politicians... In his Gözcü newspaper column today (see left), Rahmi Turan uses Süleyman Demirel's recent public statements to help explain the reasons behind the extant rift between the Turkish and USA governments.
    çatışma(lar) conflict(s),
    Map showing armed conflicts
    or interventions

    The Middle East
    during 'modern times'
    in Turkish

    Left click for image enlargement.
    Çeçenistan (Çeçen, Çeçenci, Rusca)Chechnia or Chechnya or Chechenia (a Chechen person/thing, the languages of Chechnia [Chechen, Russian])Republic in southwestern Russia.
    Çek Cumhuriyeti (Çek, Çekçe)[the] Czech Republic (a Czech person/thing, the Czech language) 
    ...where the nuclear accident occurred...
    Çin (Çinli, Çince)China (a Chinese person/thing, the Chinese language)
    • Bu Çin'in haritasıdır. This is a map of China.
    • Jackie Chan Çinlidir. Jackie Chan is Chinese.
    • Babam Çince konuştu. My father spoke Chinese.

    In the News: 26 October 2001, three-hundred students are recovering in hospital from food poisoning -- in the central Chinese city of Chongqin. Investigations into the cause are continuing.

    Çin Seddi[the]
    Great Wall of China
    çöl desert, wasteland, wildernessÇöl Akrepi; 'Desert Scorpion' -- the US-led military operation against Iraqi insurgents which began in June 2003.
    ...also see individual deserts, such as: Gobi Çölü
    Çöl Fırtınası OperasyonuOperation Desert Storm......the name given to the combat phase of the 1991 Gulf War

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