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[the seat of government for the Netherlands/Holland]
|...is situated on a coastal plain 4 miles (6 km) from the North Sea. The Hague is the administrative capital of the nation and the home of the court and government, though Amsterdam is the official capital.66|
Guardians of the secular Turkish Republic?
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|Laos (Laoslu, ||Laos (a Laotian person/thing, the languages of Laos [Laotion/French])|
In Turkey - Türkiye'de
|1. (a) Laz (person). 2. pertaining to the Laz people 3. the language of the Laz people||The Laz language is spoken by the Laz people, living on the Southeastern shore of the Black Sea. It is estimated that there are between 50,000 and 500,000 native speakers of Laz in Turkey, and about 30,000 in Georgia. The strip of land on which the Laz peoples live (which was officially known as Lazistan until 1925), extends from Melyat on the Black Seacoast -- eastwards to the borders of Georgia.
|lazer güdümlü||laser-guided||lazer güdümlü bombası; laser-guided bomb|
[the Turkish name]
[the Greek name]
|The divided |
capital city of Cyprus.
|LDP||Liberal Demokrat Parti -- Liberal Democratic Party|
|Lehistan||[old name for] Polonya|
|Lenin Dağı ||Lenin's Peak||...located in the former SSCB. Though Lenin's Peak is not as well-known as Mount Everest, it is still one of the world's 10 highest mountain peaks -- at 7,134 meters. First ascended in 1928 by a German-Soviet Mountain Climbing Team led by Rickmers...|
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A French tourist's tears
give way to courtroom relief
Courtcase of 'Old Currency' blues
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The [New] Turkish Lira
Yeni Türk Lirası (YTL)
Six trailing zeroes, gone...!
Click here for an overview of the New Turkish Lira.
|Turkish Lira Currency Gyrations -- After 1 January 2009...The Turkish word yeni (new) was erased from the YTL, the currency simply renamed again to "Lira". New coins were issued without the word yeni, and the inner and outer alloys of the 'problem' coins were changed.
YTL Coinage Problems (2005): The YTL coin sizes and physical composition (of the 50 yeni [new] kuruş [kurus] and 1 yeni lira coins) were very similar to the €1 and €2 coins respectively. The similarity 'confused' vending machines in the eurozone (especially at airports). Wily Turkish travelers soon realized that those vending machines took the 1 new lira coin as a €2 coin. At the time, €2 was worth about four times the Turkish coin, requiring vending machines owners to upgrade their machines at their own expense -- or take the loss.
The 2005 New Turkish Lira (also seen as YTL) is the official currency of the Turkish Republic (as of 1 January 2005). Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of the YTL is that 6 trailing zeroes will be eliminated from its 'Old' numerical-value system. For example, one million (1,000,000) 'Old' Turkish Lira will be equal in value to one (1) 'New' Turkish Lira. So, if you buy a knick-knack in the Turkish bazaar for 10,000,000 (Ten Million) 'Old' TL on 31 December 2004, then the same knick-knack will cost you 10 (Ten) 'New' TL on 1 January 2005. The value of your knick-knack remains the same, it's just that 6 of the trailing zeroes disappear from the 'New' currency. Naturally, at first, there'll be some confusion between the old/new currencies (because of their similar appearance) -- until the old currency finally fades completely out of existence (in 2006). So, a word to the wise... 'Buyer Beware..." Note: Small amounts of Turkish money (less than one YTL) are akin to pennies and pence -- and will be counted in kuruş, from 1 to 99.
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the new Turkish currency at left.
There is no relation between Turkish and Italian Lira -- (or other such) currencies.
|Litvanya (Litvanyalı, Litvanyaca/Rusça) ||Lithuania (a Lithuanian person/thing, the languages of Lithuania [Lithuanian, Russian)||In the News: 20 March 2006 -- Lithuanian fashion model aspirant catches first break in Turkey and finds true love in the process...|
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|Londra ||London [England]||Lordlar/Lortlar Kamarası||[British] House of Lords||See also Avam Kamarası...||Loy-i Cirge ||Loya Jirga||The traditional Afghan Grand Assembly.||Lozan||Lausanne|
[the capital of Vaud canton in western Switzerland on the northern shore of Lake Geneva]
|The Treaty of Lausanne (1923) -- final treaty concluding World War I. It was signed by representatives of Turkey (successor to the ||Lübnan (Lübnanlı, Arapça/Fransızca/İngilizce)||Lebanon (a Lebanese person/thing, the languages of Lebanon ||Lüksemburg (Lüksemburglu, Almanca, Fransızca, Lelzeburg Lechçesi)||Luxembourg (a person/thing from Luxembourg, the languages of Luxembourg [German, French, Letzeburgesch])||An original member country of the Benelux Economic Union (1944), which linked its economic life with that of The Netherlands and of Belgium and would subsequently form the core of the European Community (EC), which evolved into the European Union (EU).66
||Lut Denizi or Lut Gölü ||the Dead Sea|
[a landlocked salt lake between Israel and Jordan]
|...is the lowest body of water on Earth, which averages about 1,312 feet (400 m) below sea level. Its northern half belongs to Jordan; its southern half is divided between Jordan and Israel.