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Old 08-31-2014, 01:34 PM
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I see where the OP wants to go, NO Syria and Iraq won't go to Turkey in the future.
Just create a new country, where passenger planes won't need to worry about any rockets being fired at them. That piece of land is so important for air travel that it needs to be in Western hands.
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Old 08-31-2014, 07:52 PM
Location: In the heights
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I don't see there being much in terms of control since there hasn't been really anyone with an iron grip on the region for pretty much ever and it's questionable for that part of the world to be considered all that more valuable than that of many other regions.

However, Turkey itself is a fascinating country and Istanbul is one of the world's most incredible cities. If you're interested in that aspect, then sure the Turkish language is useful for learning--it's certainly not getting replaced in Turkey by any other language for a very, very long time. There's also supposed to be a high degree of mutual intelligibility with some of the other turkic languages which could be fun, too, and generally, learning one language from a language family greatly helps subsequent learning of the others.
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Old 09-01-2014, 08:06 AM
Location: manchester
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as a native speaker of Turkish,
Turkish has mutual intelligibility with azerbaijani, crimean tatar, gagauz language and urum. there is no mutual intelligibility between Turkish and other turkic language such as; sakha, yakut, uyghur, uzbek and so on.
Personally I understand crimean tatar better than azerbaijani and when I watch movie in azerbaijani I generally do not get what is said in the movie because of fast speaking and lots of unknown words either russian roots or old turkish roots.
Generally azerbaijani people do understand us better than we do understand them.
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Old 07-14-2015, 04:37 AM
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Latin Asia and Greek Ἀσία appear to be the same word. Roman authors translated Ἀσία as Asia. The Romans named a province Asia (Roman province), which roughly corresponds with modern-day central-western Turkey.

So Turkey is the origin of Asia. And this is why they call this area 小亚细亚, small Asia, in Chinese.

As an Asian guy, I should appreciate Turkey

BTW, Turkish people used to be living in Mongolia. They were called 突厥 in Chinese.

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Old 07-15-2015, 01:09 PM
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Turkey is on the verge of a recession. They should be fine after that
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