Turkish is a very ancient language and belongs
to the Altaic branch of the Ural-Altaic family of languages. As one of the most widely spoken
languages in the world, it is spoken by almost 65 million people in Turkey and
over a large geographical area in Europe and Asia.
It is spoken in Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan,
and some population in Cyprus
(11.6%) Mongolia (1%), Iran (Turkic and Turkic dialects 26%,
Turkish 1%) Iraq (10%).
Furthermore, over a million speakers are found in
Bulgaria, Macedonia and Greece, more than 1.5 million
speakers live in Germany and nearly half a million live in
other European countries.
With a few exceptions,
the main features which distinguish the Altaic languages from
Indo-European are as follows:
Vowel harmony is a feature of all Ural-Altaic
Verbs come at the end of the sentence.