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    Posted: 25-Oct-2005 at 12:08
Can one of the 47,000 VERY proud Turks at this forum explain what this is all about?


The letters W and Q or is it O.
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  Quote Cywr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Oct-2005 at 12:11
SOme letters are forbidden in Turkish for some reason, so people with non-turkic names often had to spell it differently. But i thought they stopped fussing about that decades ago.
Wierd, spelling police

Edit: Like many alphabets, there are letters common in some that are not used in Turkish. Fair enough, there is no 'k' or 'q' in the Welsh alphabet, but it seems they go one step further and prevent anyone from using those letters, which is odd as surely that would prevent people writting in other languages, which i'm sure isn't the case.
SO how exactly does this work?


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  Quote Tobodai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Oct-2005 at 12:13
It seems like in Turkey everything is an arrestabel offense.  I bet you could be sent to prison for farting on the street! But maybe not as it didnt happen to me when I was there.
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Originally posted by Cywr


Wierd, spelling police




It's spelled "Weird" !!!!

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  Quote Cywr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Oct-2005 at 12:18
Originally posted by Komnenos

Originally posted by Cywr


Wierd, spelling police




It's spelled "Weird" !!!!

Next time you're marched to the nearest cash-point!



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  Quote Styrbiorn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Oct-2005 at 12:29
Originally posted by Cywr


SOme letters are forbidden in Turkish for some reason, so people with
non-turkic names often had to spell it differently. But i thought they
stopped fussing about that decades ago.


If they just have to change the spelling it's not so weird (I mean, eg Turks have to replace the funny letters in their names when they come to a Western country), but actually making the use illegal is... indeed weird.
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  Quote Seko Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Oct-2005 at 12:30

Sounds political to me too. Turkish not Kurdish yavol!

Ever go to a seaside Turkish resort and become utterly amused at the poor english skills written on some chalkboard restaurant menu? I guess the owners should be fined for ignorance. 'Oran Juz' or 'sandvic'. There too many ways to spell exhaust in Turkey. How about - egzost, exzhaust, etc. Fine 'em!



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They're probably playing the Progressive mutations game.
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  Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Oct-2005 at 13:22

Originally posted by Cywr

Edit: Like many alphabets, there are letters common in some that are not used in Turkish. Fair enough, there is no 'k' or 'q' in the Welsh alphabet, but it seems they go one step further and prevent anyone from using those letters, which is odd as surely that would prevent people writting in other languages, which i'm sure isn't the case.
SO how exactly does this work?

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Originally posted by Cywr

Originally posted by Komnenos

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Wierd, spelling police




It's spelled "Weird" !!!!

Next time you're marched to the nearest cash-point!



You're damn right!

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  Quote Styrbiorn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Oct-2005 at 13:39
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er erm!!


Capital letters at the start of a sentence no matter how short it is, scumbag!
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  Quote ok ge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Oct-2005 at 13:55
Originally posted by Seko

Sounds political to me too. Turkish not Kurdish yavol!

You are damn right!

moutain Turks, not Kurds. What Kurds? do they really exist?

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  Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Oct-2005 at 14:09
I am only a Spelling Nazi cadet...

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  Quote Beylerbeyi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Oct-2005 at 15:02

Can one of the 47,000 VERY proud Turks at this forum explain what this is all about?

I am not a proud Turk, but I can explain it.

Some fascists are 'interpreting' a revolutionary law from 1928 meant to change the alphabet, in order to oppress Kurds.

They'll probably complain to the higher court, which will overturn the ruling. Or if that doesn't happen, they'll go to the European Court of Human Rights, which will then make Turkey pay compensation to those people.   

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  Quote dirtnap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Oct-2005 at 16:52
Can you imagine anyone telling an American or an Aussie or a Canadian or an Englishman or a Spaniard or even a Frenchman they can't carry a sign because it has a Turkish symbols on it? I don't think so pal... Europe has so much wisdom to share with the world and then we read about this.

Turkey needs to grow up...

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  Quote ok ge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Oct-2005 at 17:18

Originally posted by dirtnap

Turkey needs to grow up...

No laughs...

Yes, this prove that as there are religious fanatics, there are athiests and nationalists who are fanatics too. These rotten laws are a group of old laws instituted late 1920's and earlier 1930's. One of thsese laws is called the the Law to Protect Ataturk, No. 5816, discrediting Turkey's image abroad, and insulting the Turkish General National Assembly, the government, the ministries, and the state security forces. Imagine if you are a US citizen who criticized George Washingotn and was sentenced to be punished by prisons and fines!

Anyhow, that only belongs to the ultra-Kemalists in the Turkish army. The country itself has a lot of open-minded and intellectuals who unfortunately don't have a voice in changing those laws.

Originally posted by dirtnap

Can one of the 47,000 VERY proud Turks at this forum explain what this is all about?
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How did u get the figure 47,000 proud turks at this forum? the number of subscriped members is slightly above 2,200 only!



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  Quote erci Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Oct-2005 at 17:21
what's with 47.000? 
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  Quote Feramez Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Oct-2005 at 19:43
I think this happened only because those people are Kurds.  I remember seeing Uygurs in Turkey using their Arabic script in public on posters.  Nobody was fined there, or maybe that's just because their Turks.
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  Quote dirtnap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Oct-2005 at 20:14
I meant 4,000 and that was only a guess as I have no idea of the real number of AE members who claim Turkey as their nationality but the Turks certainly seem to be the majority in this forum and their English is better than mine, hmm...

Reversing these descriminative laws and improving your treatment in the mental health care system will go a long way in the eyes of the international community. So that becoming a memeber of the EU will be a sure fit as opposed to having to "argue" for it. In light of having these current oppressions I am astonished at Turkeys boldness to justify their right to join the EU which represents justice and the exact opposite in the treatment of humanity...

Unbelievable...











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  Quote Aydin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Oct-2005 at 02:01
Turkey is occupying Iranian lands of our Kurds.
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  Quote erci Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Oct-2005 at 02:14
Aydin is using a Turkish name!Return it back budy or choose a persian name





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