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Turkish alphabet and characters

The Turkish alphabet should display only the following characters. If your document is not showing correctly, then first check that the encoding for that program and font supports Turkic languages.


Turkish grammar rules

Turkish is an agglutinative language, where grammatical relations are indicated by adding suffixes to stems. There are no prefixes and articles in Turkish.

Turkish nouns have no gender. There are two numbers (singular, plural), and six cases (nominative, genetive, dative, accusative, locative, ablative).

Turkish formatting rules

First day of the weekMonday
Working daysMonday to Friday
Short date formatdd.MM.yyyy, as well as d MMM yyyy
e.g. 24.03.2016 or 24 Mar 2016
Long date formatdd MMMM yyyy dddd
e.g. 24 Mart 2016 Perşembe

Turkish capitalisation usage

  • People’s names.
  • Geographical names (of countries, counties/ states, cities etc.), days and month.
  • Headings/titles: each word except conjunctions should be capitalised (same as in English).
  • The general practice for Turkish is to follow English source style.
  • For bulleted lists each item/phrases should start with capital letter.
  • If text after the colon is a full sentence, then it should start with a capital letter. When it is a fragment, lower case should be used.

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