A vital language for understanding the world

With 75 million native speakers, and 15 million more who speak the language globally, Turkish is one of the 15 most widely spoken first languages. Turkey is connected culturally and geographically to Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East, with an emerging market economy and an increasingly prominent role on the world's stage. Turkish has become a vital and necessary language for understanding global and international politics, economics, and cultures.

Bridge to other languages

You can use the Turkish language to bridge to other Turkic languages like Azerbaijani, Uyghur, or Uzbek—and open doors to conversation with over 200 million speakers worldwide.

Part of the School of Global and International Studies

Housed in the School of Global and International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Turkish Flagship holds classes in IU's state-of-the-art Global and International Studies Building.

Learn more about our passionate students, scholarship opportunities, dedicated faculty, and innovative programs. They represent the next wave of language education.