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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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Examples, supplements, and explanations
İç Güvenlik BakanıSecretary for Homeland DefenceNewest USA cabinet-level Secretariat -- Govenor Tom Ridge, first appointed September 2001.
İçişleri Bakanı Minister of Internal Affairsİçişleri Bakanlığı; Ministry of Internal Affairs
idam capital punishment,
execution by the state
See illustrative article at cinayet.
İHL 'İmam Hatip' School(s) 
İkinci Dünya Savaşı [the] Second World War 
ikinci sınif vatandaş [a] 'second class citizen' 
İkiz Kule(ler) Twin Towers --
usually refers to the
World Trade Center
[New York City]
See following
'Black Comedy' Cartoon...
Political Cartoon War
'Black Comedy' Cartoon
Another kind of Twin Towers

A terrorist 'friend' asks Usame bin Ladin:
What do you say to these Twin Towers, Usame?
[Note: The ABD acronyms on the 'twin missiles' indicate they are USA property.]

Thanks to 'Bülent çiziyor'
Hürriyet Gazetesi
4 October 2001

1. climate
2. region
iktidar(lar)the person/people in power, the powers that be 
iktisateconomics, economy 
imam Muslim cleric who leads prayers and delivers sermons to the 'congregation' in a mosque 
imam hatip okulları secondary schools for the training of Islamic religious personnel
Imam Hatip Highschools
filled to capacity, once more...

Left click for photo-article enlargement.
...are religious schools that have a murky official status in Turkey. Proponents say they are necessary in order to maintain the supply of Islamic-cleric 'overseers' [imams] to the country's 70,000+ mosques. Opponents say they breed Islamic fanaticism. In any case, as can be seen in the following photo-article, these religious schools are flourishing again, with the full support of the ruling AKP government -- spearheaded by its Education Minister, Hüseyin Çelik. Gözcü Gazetesi, 11 September 2003
(See photo-article at left.)
Also see Yüksek Öğretim Kurulu, 'In the news' -- May 2004.
stanbul Menkul Kiymetler Borsası)
Istanbul Transferable Value Exchange...is the Turkish Stock Market and the name associated with its main Stocks Index.
imtiyazlı ortaklık privileged partnershipIn the news: May 2005 -- European Union-opponents of full Turkish EU-membership (especially in France and Germany) suggest that Turkey accept a "privileged partnership" instead. When aked by reporters about it, Prime Minister Erdoğan's diplomatic language made the Turkish position clear.... "That's not on our agenda," he said.
İncil [the] New Testament of the Bible 
İncirlik Hava ÜssüIncirlik [military] AirbaseAirbase in southern Turkey near Adana, used by American and allied forces -- by permission of the Turkish government.
İngiltere (İngiliz, İngilizce)

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England (an English person/thing, the English language)İngiltere is also sometimes used colloquially as a synonym for Britain or Great Britain.
Click following for: The Easygoing English...
These English people...
An illustrative cartoon for the entry just above...
Right click or use Print Preview -- for options to 'View' larger image...
The Lout [to his pal, as the two observe a pretty young English tourist]:
Lookee there. I don't understand these English people at all.

The Lout [continuing in the second panel]:
They write [the word] as 'COME', they say [the word] as 'KAM'...

The Lout [continuing in the third panel]:
So, then...How do they know that the [real] meaning is 'GEL'?
[Language-point note: 'GEL' is the Turkish imperative for the English imperative 'COME'.]

Thanks to:
Gözcu/Asabi Gazetesi, Gerçek Yayıncılık A. Ş.
(Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ, Owner)
and Volkan Atalay, creator of  'Maganda, The Lout'.
22 November 2001
insan hakları human rights 
intihar saldırısısuicide attackIn the news: 19 November 2003... After the suicide bombing (15 November) of a Jewish synagogue in Istanbul (that killed 23 and wounded 303), the Religious-right newspaper Zaman quoted Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan: "Those who want to send a message to our country or our government are defeating their own purpose, if they use terror. I tred on the Terrorist's message." Two days later, the terrorists struck Istanbul again -- with two, even deadlier, suicide bombings (26 dead and 450 wounded) of the British consulate (that killed the British Consul General) and a British-based bank (HSBC).
İran (İranlı, Farsça)

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Iran (an Iranian person/thing, the Persian language) 
İran Körfezi[the] Persian GulfAlso known as Basra Körfezi.
İrlanda (İrlandalı, İrlandaca, İngilizce)Ireland (an Irish person/thing, the languages of Ireland [Irish Gaelic, English])A finalist country for the 2002 Football/Soccer World Cup tournament...
İrlanda Cumhuriyet Ordusu[the] Irish Republican ArmyA terrorist organization, in remission.
irtibat subayıliason officer 
İskandinavyaScandinaviaİskandinavya Havayolları; Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)
İskender Alexander the Great 
Alexandria (Egypt) 
İskoçya (İskoçyalı, İskoçça, İngilizce) Scotland (a Scottish person/thing, the languages of Scotland [Scottish Gaelic, English])The northernmost of the four 'countries' of the United Kingdom, occupying about one-third of the island of Great Britain.
İslam Barış Gücü Islamic Peace ForcePeacekeeping troops from Muslim countries -- after the Taliban is gone...
İslam Ümmeti (The) Nation of Islam
One of the then-alledged, since convicted
'Beltway Snipers' John Allen Muhammad
was a long-time member of
The Nation of Islam.
...a quasi-religious black nationalist organization founded in the 1930s in the USA. The chief developer of the movement was Elijah Muhammad. In the 1960s the movement gained national prominence through Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad's spokesman -- but disagreements among the sect hierarchy led to Malcolm's formation of a rival sect. Violent disputes between the two sects probably contributed to Malcolm's assassination in 1965. In the late 1970s, the organization was renamed the American Muslim Mission, but it was disolved in 1985 in order to become a part of the worldwide orthodox Islamic community. Earlier, in 1978, Louis Farrakhan formed his own break-away sect that retained both the name and the founding principles of The Nation of Islam, based in New York City -- where he began preaching the importance of family, the need for blacks to develop their own economic resources, and the inherent wickedness of whites, particularly Jews. In 1995, Farrakhan rose to the height of his influence as the most prominent organizer of the "Million Man March" of African-American men in Washington, D.C. -- attended by several hundred thousand supporters.66
İspanya (İspanyol, İspanyolca) Spain (a Spanish person/thing, the Spanish language)İspanyol Engizisyon; The Spanish Inquisition
İsrail (İsrailli, İbranice/Arapça)

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Israel (an Israeli person/thing, the languages of Israel [Hebrew/Arabic])
Troubling Waters

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Thanks to:
Yankı Magazine
July 2004
In the News: July 2004... The Turkish-Israeli relationship -- Is the honeymoon over? If not, then relations have at least been showing severe strain of late, ever since PM Erdoğan went on Turkish TV to proclaim as 'an act of Israeli state terrorism' the heliocopter rocket-fire assassination in March 2004 of squeeeky-voiced Palestinian Shiek Ahmed (Ahmet) Yassin (the aged quadraplegic who also happened to be the founder/leader of the Hamas terrorist group) -- as he emerged with a gang of cohorts from a Gaza City mosque after prayers. In fact, the once fairly robust relationship between Turkey and Israel (which greatly angered Arab States when first intitated by the energetic, business-promoting Turkish President Turgut Özal in the 1990's) has been slowly unravelling since Erdoğan's pro-Islamic AKP party came to power in 2003 -- after which business (and political) cooperation between the two nations soon began to decline. So, the Israeli assasination of Shiek Yassin (the Palestininans' premier non-particitating suicide bomb-squad strategist and tacticican) may have merely been the straw that broke the Turkish camel's back. Not least among Turkey's complaints about Isreal in recent months has been apparent Jewish support for a Kurdish State in Northern Iraq on the border with Turkey -- something which is anethema to the overwhelming majority of Turkish citizens, whatever their political persuasion. (See political-cartoon at left.)
istihbaratsecretly obtained information, intelligence 
istikrar stability
(eg. of a political situation, an economy, etc.)
istikrarsız; instability
İsveç (İsveçli, İsveççe)

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Sweden (a Swedish person/thing, the Swedish language) 
İsviçre (İsviçreli, Almanca/Fransızca/İtalyanca)

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Switzerland (a Swiss person/thing, the languages of Switzerland [German/French/Italian]) 
isyan (isyancı, isyankar)uprising, rebellion
([a] rebel, rebellious)
isyan etmek
or isyan bayrağını açmak;
to rebel
(işsiz, işsizlik)
work, labour, employment (unemployed, (unemployment) 
işgal[military] occupation 
işkence torture 
istismar exploitation
is good for the soul...

Left click for image enlargement.
In the news: 3 March 2004...
PM Erdoğan fesses up! In a pre-election TV talk show last night Erdoğan said, 'It's unfortunate, but religion has been exploited for political gain in our country. Maybe even we've been guilty of this mistake.' Hürriyet Gazetesi, 3 March 2004 (See photo-article at left.)
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İtalya (İtalyan, İtalyanca)Italy (an Italian person/thing, the Italian language)
  • Sofia Loren İtalya'da doğdu. Sophia Loren was born in Italy.
  • O İtalyandır ve kusursuz İtalyanca konuşur. She is Italian and speaks perfect Italian.
İTO İstanbul Ticaret Odası -- the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce In the news: Monday, 17 November 2003... After the terrorist bombing of a Jewish synagogue on Saturday, the chairman of the İTO, Mehmet Yildirim commented: "Don't expect a lot of tourists in Istanbul for a while. I don't see much difference between Istanbul and the rest of the Middle East. Just as tourists rarely go to Israel, so it will be with Istanbul."
ittifak[an] allianceİttifak Devletleri;
[the] Central Powers in World War I
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