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Turkish Newspaper Readers
Encyclopedic Dictionary
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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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Examples, supplements, and explanations
Z  
zafervictory 
zam
  1. an increase in the price of something
  2. an increase in one's salary
 
zanlı[a] suspect, [the] accusedbaş zanlısı;
[the] primary suspect
zarar[a commercial] loss 
Zengibar (Zengibarlı)Zanzibar (a person/thing from Zanzibar)...a coral island in the Indian Ocean off the east-central African coast, part of the United Republic of Tanzania since 1964.
zenginlikwealth, riches 
zırhlı armored/armouredzırhlı araçlar; armored vehicles
Zırhlı Tümen; Armored Division
Zırhlı Tugay; Armored Brigade
Zırhlı keşif aracı; Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle
Zimbabve (Zimbabveli, İngilzce)
Zimbabwe (a person/thing from Zimbabwe, the language of Zimbabwe [English])In the News: 16 October 2001, President Mugabe forces price controls on certain commodities, declares in favor of a return to pure Socialist government.
zina adultery; fornicationIn the News: August-September 2004... Wrangle over adultery -- EU members are up in arms about the attempt (by AKP religious-right ruling-party members of the Turkish Parliament) to criminalize adultery in the 'modernized' Turkish Criminal Code (TCK)... Adultery has long been viewed as a grounds-for-divorce in Turkey, though not a criminal act. But, when the EU called upon the Turkish parliament to modernize her criminal code (as a pre-condition for EU talks-that-might-lead-to-membership), religious-right AKP parliamentarians saw it as an opportunity to try to sneak through a few holier-than-thou laws. One, which would have criminalized adultery, brought a storm of protest from European critics. Loudest of all those crying FOUL! were EU women's-rights groups who were furious at the prospect of their Turkish sisters-to-be landing in jail -- just because of an 'innocent' bit-on-the-side. And, finally, after far too much huffy male-dominated AKP party-debate in public (and a bit of arm-twisting by Turkish PM Erdoğan in private), the attempt to criminalize adultery in Turkey was 'shuffled off to Buffalo'.
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