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P  
Pakistan (Pakistanlı, Urdu, İngilizce)
Pakistan (a Pakistani person/thing, the languages of Pakistan [Urdu, English])

Map of Pakistan
and adjacent countries -- in Turkish

Turkish newspaper dictionary -- map, afgan-pakistan
Left click for image enlargement.
Pamir [Dağlar]
Pamirs
also called
Pamir
[Mountain Range]
A highland region of Central Asia. Most of the Pamirs lie within Tajikistan, but the fringes penetrate Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, and Kyrgyzstan. The core is situated in the highlands of Tajikistan with the highest mountains in the Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous province.66
Panama Kanalı [the] Panama Canal 
Pankisi Vadisi[the] Pankisi Gorge...a rough passage-way between eastern Georgia and western Chechnia through the Caucasus Mountains -- well-known as a hideout for bandits and terroists in the region.

In the news: 1 March 2002, The Georgian government requested and has received American troop trainers to aid in the War on Terrorism -- over the objections of certain high-ranking Russian officials. The Russians complain that the US presence will exacerbate an already tense situation in the territory.

Papa[the] Pope 
Papua Yeni Gine (Yeni Gineli, İngilizce, Tok Pisin, Hiri, Police, Motu)Papua New Guinea (a person/thing from Papua New Guinea, the languages on Papua New Guinea [English, Tok Pisin, Hiri, Police, Motu])The independent state of Papua New Guinea is an island country in the southwest Pacific Ocean, encompassing the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and a chain of tropical islands (including the Bismarck Archipelago and Bougainville). The capital is Port Moresby. Papua New Guinea is bounded on the west by Indonesia's half of the island (Irian Jaya) and on the north by the Pacific Ocean, on the east by the Pacific and the Solomon Sea, and on the south by the Coral Sea and Torres Strait, which separates the island from Australia. New Guinea was the site of early allied land force victories in the WW II (under command of Gen. Douglas MacArthur) -- which helped to turn the tide against Japanese forces.66

In the News: 7 October 2001, Earthquake, 6.2 on the Richter Scale.

paramoneypara birimi; monetary unit
Paraguay (Paraguaylı, İspanyolca)Paraguay (a Paraguayan person/thing, the language of Paraguay [Spanish])A finalist country for the 2002 Football/Soccer World Cup tournament...
parti
  1. an organization for gaining and wielding political power
  2. a gathering of people for social interaction and entertainment
partiler; political parties

In the news: Re: The 2004 local Turkish elections -- Are they over... even before the fat lady sings?. In his editorial entitled What's the condition of the political parties with 5 days remaining before the elections?, the very pro-secular Rahmi Turan sez (frustratedly) that the religious-right AKP will sweep to victory easily in the municipal elections next Sunday. And he blasted the secular opposition parties as being untrustworthy (CHP), uninspiring (DYP), unappealing (ANAP), irrelevent (MHP), isolated (DSP), and marginal (Genç) -- laying blame for the AKP triumph at their collective feet. He then posed himself a thought-provoking question, "How will the AKP use its new and unprecedented power?" His reply was wary and uncertain..."If they can refrain from using it to push political programs obstinately without regard to secularism in favor of their own primary religious agenda, if they use it to repair the economic imbalances in Turkey, if they can create an excitement for development -- it will be a big service to the country. We can only hope..." Gözcü Gazetesi, 23 March 2004
(See complete editorial at left.)

Pasifik Okyanusu
[the] Pacific OceanSee also Büyük Okyanus.
paşa
[a] military general or admiral 
Penşir Vade[the] Panshir/Panjshir Valley [Afghanistan]A strategically important valley (in wartime) -- about 25km north of Kabul.
PeşevarPeshawar
[a city in Afghanistan]
 
peşmerge Peshmurga [Kurdish paramilitary force]In the news: 10-11 April 2003, Peshmurga forces assist coalition forces with the taking of Kirkuk and Mosul during 'Iraqi Freedom' war...
piyade
  1. infantry
  2. infantryman, foot soldier
U.S. Marine infantryman
in 'Iraqi Freedom' battle gear
in Turkish


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PKK
[the] Kurdish for Kurdish Labor Party
[a terrorist organization]
  • Full name in Kurdish:
    Partiya Karkaren/Kerkeran Kurdistan
  • Full name in Turkish:
    Kürdistan İşçi Partisi
  • PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan.
  • PKK Terrorists among 'Worst Turkish Self-Promoters'

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    plaka 1. (metal) license plate, license tag (for a motor vehicle)
    2. metal tag (used for identification or classification)
    3. (metal) plaque, tablet.
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    polemik
  • polemic
  • Noun -- A controversy (especially involving a belief or dogma)
  • Adjective -- Of or involving dispute or controversy
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    PolonyaPolandPreviously called Lehistan.
    Portekiz (Portekiz/Portekizli, Portekizce)Portugal (a Portuguese person/thing, the Portuguese language)A finalist country for the 2002 Football/Soccer World Cup tournament...
    PragPrague [the capital city of the Czech Republic (which formed part of the old Czechoslovakia)] 
    Prens/PrensesPrince/Princess 
    provokatör[an] agent provocateur...is a person 'you' place in the ranks of  'your enemy' during a social, political or industrial conflict -- for the purpose of damaging or compromising that enemy, provoking action that might not otherwise have occurred.94
    pusuambush, place where one lies in ambush
    • pusu kurmak; to lie in ambush
    • pusuya yatmak; to lie in ambush
    • pusuya düşmek; to be ambushed
    • pusuya düşürmek; to ambush

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