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A Guide to Turkish – 10 facts about the Turkish language

1. Where is Turkish spoken? Turkish is the official language of Turkey, spoken by a population of over 72 million. Turkish is also spoken by small ethnic Turkish groups in Iraq, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania and some other regions of Eastern Europe. Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and France also have large Turkish-speaking immigrant […]

Turkish for Peace Corps

Can I join the Peace Corps in Turkey? If you’re looking to join the ranks of the Peace Corps in Turkey, you’re unfortunately out of luck; the Peace Corps program in Turkey was disbanded in 1971. For now, there is no word of it starting up again, but that could always change. Visit the Peace […]

Peace Corps in Turkey

The Peace Corps does not currently serve in Turkey. The Turkish Peace Corps program ran from 1962 to 1971, but dissolved due to a number of reasons; among them, underutilization of volunteers, limited involvement from the Turkish government, and strain from the conflict between Turkey and Cyprus. Despite their limited presence, Peace Corps volunteers in […]