Casinos supporting Turkish language

Turkish as we know it today is actually a much more Western influenced language than one might suspect with the country situated at the border between Europe and Asia. With a culture shaped by its proximity to the Middle East and hub of trading activity, the language has also taken on a very international shape and changed drastically as different rulers have held the territory.

The roots of Turkish can be traced back to written records as old as 1300 years in the Altay region of the Eurasian steppes. Those early records were found not in Turkey, but in Mongolia and were written in a script that looked similar to the German runic letters of the time.

The most common form of Turkish was Ottoman Turkish, which dominated from around 950 to the early 1930s. This was heavily influenced by Arabic due to the adoption of Islam as the official religion of the country and was written in a similarly flowing script following many of the same conventions.

Modern Turkish appeared in the late 1920s and early 1930s when Turkey became a Republic. Foreign loanwords were almost entirely eliminated from the language, the script was given a Latinized makeover, and new idioms were intentionally added to make it iconically "Turkish."

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