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1. Background

The Turkish Republic emerged from the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and its subsequent division by the European Allies at the close of the First World War. The Ottoman Empire was notably tolerant of other languages existing alongside the administrative language, Ottoman Turkish, although those languages were not used for official purposes. By contrast, the Turkis…

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Joan Smith-Kocamahhul, “Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 24 March 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0357>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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