Why study Turkish at IU? A student’s perspective

by Caroline Stokes

If you’re just starting out at IU, you’ll quickly find out that there are many things to study here that you never have considered. Turkish might be one of those, but I can assure you that it’s worth your time. Though some people have no idea where Turkey is or what language they speak there (“Arabic, right?”), in fact, Turkish has about 80 million native speakers, and a bunch of reasons that make it a great language to study. I was lucky enough to learn Turkish both here at IU and abroad through the Turkish Flagship Program, and I’ve come up with a few reasons as to why you might consider doing the same!

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