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soc.culture.turkish                    Frequently Answered Questions (FAQ)
List
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You can send updates to                     sctfaq@express.net (Mustafa
Soysal)
URL: http://www.express.net/tr-faq/

1999/03/31 22:50:00

History:
========

After a few initial lists of travel agents and mailing lists, Ahmet
Parlakbilek wrote the initial version of the Frequently asked questions
list for soc.culture.turkish in July 1992, before turning it over to me
for maintenance.  He is going to be busy for a while, and I intend to
take care of it.  Please send suggestions and updates to
sctfaq@express.net (Mustafa Soysal).  Please keep in mind that I
only maintain this collection, and have no means of verifying the
information contained herein continuously.  Also, I don't read
soc.culture.turkish regularly, so don't count on me to automatically
update any changes that might apply in your opinion.  If you notice
that something does not apply, is missing, or has changed, please let me
know so that I can update it.  A detailed list of most recent changes
are listed at the end of this document.

If you are reading this document from a CDROM and have no e-mail access,
then you can send your contribution to

Mustafa Soysal
(Turkish-FAQ)
PO Box 7064
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-7064
USA

Cash contributions for helping the cost of network access are
appreciated.  Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Contents:
=========

This is a list of the headings you can find by searching for the
abbreviation. References to the Turkish Republic or TUrkiye are
sometimes abbreviated as TR.

Subject                                                            Abbrev
-----------------------------------------------------------------  ---------
-

Visiting Turkiye ................................................  [Travel]
   -> Where can I get cheap tickets to TUrkiye?
   -> Can I take one or more camera/camcorder/laptop to TUrkiye?
   -> Does my  work in TUrkiye?
   -> How can I have a long distance call from TUrkiye?
   -> How can I call TR collect from the US? (800 numbers)
   -> New area codes for dialing to TUrkiye (detailed)
   -> What beverages are available?
   -> Ionian Coast Info

Turkish Language ................................................
[Language]
   -> What is the origin of Turkish?
   -> Is Turkish a hard-to-learn language?
   -> Which alphabet do people use in TUrkiye?
   -> How can I use Turkish alphabet in Wordperfect/Mac/TeX?
   -> Additional font info for DOS/Windows/Mac/Unix
   -> Are there any books to learn Turkish?
   -> Is there a list of colleges offering Turkish classes?

Turkish Food ....................................................  [Food]
   -> Are there any Turkish restaurants in the US?

Radio Broadcasts ................................................
[Broadcasts]
   -> Are there any Turkish radio/TV programmes in North America?

Turkish Videos and Music ........................................  [Video]
   -> Where can I buy/rent Turkish Videos?

Turkish Associations ............................................  [Local]
   -> Are there any Turkish Associations in my area?

Turkish Publications
............................................[Publications]
   -> Are there any Turkish Publications available for subscription?

Electronic Communication ........................................  [E-mail]
   -> How can I communicate with someone in TUrkiye via e-mail?
   -> Is there any electronic mail list for discussions related to Turkish
      people/culture etc.?
   -> Are there any e-mail services or BBS's in TR?

History .........................................................  [History]

Poetry ..........................................................  [Poetry]


Headings:
=========

[Travel]
VISITING
TURKIYE..............................................................

-> Where can I get cheap tickets to TUrkiye?

Travel Agencies, where you can find tickets to TR, are:

                                                                  Last
verified
                                                                  ----------
--
FREEDOM ............. 1-212-697-4656
MISTIK930820
                      1-800-929-8283
                      1-212-697-4038 Fax

PICASSO TRAVEL....... 1-212-751-9051
MISTIK970221
                      1-800-224-1097 (Travel Agents Arzu, Ipek, TUlAy,
Sevin)
                      1-212-751-9053 Fax

THY ................. 1-212-986-5050
MISTIK930820
                      1-800-874-TURK (1-800-874-8875)
                      1-212-818-1754 Fax

CLUB AMERICA ........ 1-212-972-2865
MISTIK970221
                      1-800-221-4969
                      1-212-953-7937 Fax

ANADOLU TRAVEL ...... 1-800-ANADOLU
MISTIK970221
                      1-212-486-4012
                      1-212-486-4014 Fax

TCI TRAVEL .......... 1-800-333-7033 (Dallas - Ercument Kilic)
MISTIK931019
                      1-214-630-3344
                      1-214-630-3477 Fax

S&S TRAVEL .......... 1-516-756-0275
MISTIK931019
                      1-516-756-2543 Fax

FAME TRAVEL ......... 1-718-263-5636 (HepSen Arsel, Susan Tuncer)
MISTIK931019
                      1-718-575-4067 Fax

MOON TRAVEL ......... 1-212-564-5839/5840 (Kazim)
MISTIK970221
                      1-888-564-8886
                      1-212-564-5853 Fax

INNOVATION in TRAVEL  1-800-2-TURKEY
MISTIK970228
                      1-310-276-7167
                      1-310-276-7315 Fax

SULTAN TRAVEL         1-817-263-5804 Angle/ZUbeyde (Texas)
MISTIK931019
                      1-817-263-7004 Fax
The company above and below are not affiliated.
SULTAN TRAVEL ....... 1-416-503-3030 (Toronto)
MISTIK970221
                      1-416-503 3433 Fax

PRIME TRAVEL .........1-800-TURKIYE
MISTIK970221
                      1-201-825-1600
                      1-201-825-4153 Fax

GOLDEN TROY TRAVEL....1-410-823-2994 / 95
MISTIK970309
                      1-410-823-2996 Fax

[maintainer's note:  I did call up the numbers above and verified them.
                     I will continue with the rest on another day.
]

The company above and below are not affiliated.

SKYTREK ............. 1-613-829-3300 (Ottowa - Leyla Baran)

-> Can I take one or more camera/camcorder/laptop to Turkiye?

Yes, but according to law, those should be recorded to your passport
at the time of your entrance and they should be checked upon leaving.
Usually, the customs officer do not create problems for a single
camera/camcorder etc. However, it is a good practice to register
them, especially when you have more than one. (..be advised that like
most customs officers, they do not care whether you miss your plane or
not..)

-> Does my  work in Turkiye?

220 volts, 50 Hz. is used in TR instead of the 120 volts, 60 Hz.
used in North America. If your device does not mind frequency, it is
easy to make it work in TR by the help of an inexpensive transformer.

In particular, you may use the small transformers sold at Radio Shack
for low-energy consumption (less than 50 watts) devices. If you would
like to take a stereo (amplifier, tape deck, tuner etc.), you should buy
a powerful  220v.-120v. transformer (preferably from TR, not to
carry this heavy thing with you). The amplifier, CD player, tape deck
mostly do not create problems. Tuners, on the other hand, has the
problem of different frequency spacings of radio stations in the US: AM
spacing is 9 kHz instead of 10 kHz and FM spacing is 100 kHz instead of
200 kHz in TR. This means you may not tune AM stations accurately
in TR. Finally, some turntables, which controls the pitch with the
power supply frequency may create problems: you can adjust the speed
manually in many of them, but if this fails, the RPM drops to 5/6 of the
origin.

-> How can I have a long distance call from Turkiye? (Information about AT&T
     and MCI provided by Ibrahim Semiz)

There are public phones available for this purpose. You need to purchase
some tokens from PTT (Turkish Post/Telegraph/Telephone Company). One
token is on the order of $1 and you probably need a few for a single call.
The long distance code for TR is 90.

  But the most practical way make international calls from TR (or almost
any country for that matter) is to use your calling card. For example,
AT&T has services called `USA Direct' and `World Connect', where you
dial 99 80 01 22 77 (99 80 01 44 77 for US Sprint) from any phone in TR,
and get connected to AT&T. If you are calling a number in the US, you
can place your call yourself, assisted by English voice prompts. If you
want to call one of the 46 (at last count) countries on AT&T's list, you
wait for an operator who assists you (Presumably, such calls would be
more expensive). If you are calling from a residence, your host does not
get charged anything, or you can make the call from any pay phone with a
local (`small') token. Of course, you get the bill from AT&T. This is
cheaper than calling from a residence (in TR). I don't know how it
compares to calling from public phones with tokens, but it probably is
cheaper, and you don't have to struggle to feed tokens to the thing at
the rate ! of one every thirty seconds.

  MCI has a similiar service, on which somebody else may supply details.


-> How can I call TR collect from the US? (800 numbers)
   (by Metin mgokcen@us.oracle.com and Zafer Latif
latifz@sunrise.cse.fau.edu)

   1-800-VATANIM (1-800-828-2646) via PTT

-> New area codes for dialing to Turkiye.

[Maintainer's Note:  I would like to express my sincere and special thanks
                     to Mr Orhan GOkCol (UCGOKCOL.TRITU.Bitnet) for
                     going thru the effort of sending me the list of the
                     new codes and changes from TR with fax and
                     postal mail.  He made it possible to have detailed
                     information about the area code changes, affected
                     cities, and the changes relating to each city.  Thank
you!
]

The area codes for the cities in TR have changed. Calls to another area
code in TR start with a '0', and international calls start with '00'.
All phone numbers are 7 digits now.  The following is a known list of
new area codes and a summary of changes for each city.  In changing the
phone numbers to 7 digits, a number of digits have been inserted in
front of the original phone number explained in the comments part of the
table below.


City     Code  Comment
------   ----  --------------------------------------------
Adana    322   KarSIyaka, K.Esat, K.KOprU, TepebaG:         insert 3
               GazipaSa, AtatUrk, ZiyapaSa, Bul, CemalpaSa: insert 4
               Yurt, Yeni Baraj, MahfesIGmaz:               insert 2
AdIyaman 416   Numbers starting with 2:       insert 23
               Numbers starting with 3 and 6: insert 21
Afyon    272   insert 21
AGrI     472   insert 21
Aksaray  382   insert 21
Amasya   358   insert 21
Ankara   312   No Change
Antalya  242   Numbers starting with 27,20,41-43,47,58:             insert 2
               Numbers starting with 21-23,25,26,30,32,34,39,40,44: insert 3
Ardahan  478   Insert 211
Artvin   466   undetermined
AydIn    256   Numbers starting with 2,3,4: insert 21
               Numbers starting with 5:     insert 22
BalIkesir 266  Insert 2
BartIn   378   Numbers starting with 2: insert 21
               Numbers starting with 7: insert 22
Batman   488   Insert 21
Bayburt  458   Insert 211
Bilecik  228   Insert 21
BingOl   426   Numbers starting with 27: insert 23
               Numbers starting with 3:  insert 21
Bitlis   434   Numbers starting with 61-64: insert 21
               Numbers starting with 65-67:    insert 22
Bolu     374   Insert 21
Burdur   348   Numbers starting with 22-24:     insert 21
               Numbers starting with 3,4,21,26: insert 23
Bursa    224   Numbers starting with 20-24,33-36,43,46,47,50-55,57: insert 2
               Numbers starting with 27-29,60-62,66-68:             insert 3
               Numbers starting with 41,42:                         insert 4
canakkale 286  Insert 21
cankIrI  376   Insert 21
corum    364   Numbers starting with 2,3: insert 21
               Numbers starting with 4,6: insert 22
               Numbers starting with 48:  insert 23
Denizli  258   Numbers starting with 61-66,68: insert 2
               Numbers starting with 71,73,77: insert 3
DiyarbakIr 412 Insert 2
Edirne   284   Numbers starting with 2-3:   insert 21
               Numbers starting with 57,58: insert 23
               Numbers starting with 5:     insert 22
ElazIg   424   Numbers starting with 2,8,51: insert 21
               Numbers starting with 4:      insert 22
               Numbers starting with 3,6,7:  insert 23
               Numbers starting with 71:     insert 24
Erzincan 446   Numbers starting with 2,4: insert 21
               Numbers starting with 3:   insert 22
Erzurum  442   Numbers starting with 2,8: insert 21
               Numbers starting with 3-4: insert 23
               Numbers starting with 5-6: insert 31
               Numbers starting with 7:   insert 32
EskiSehir 222  Numbers starting with 21,27,28,30-34,36,37,39: insert 2
               Numbers starting with 20,22-24,35:             insert 3
Gaziantep 342  Numbers starting with 20,25,26,30-35,50: insert 2
               Numbers starting with 21,23,24,36,38,39: insert 3
Giresun  454   Insert 21
GUmUShane 456  Insert 21
Hatay    326   Iskenderun: insert 61
               Others    : insert 21
Hakkari  438   Insert 211
IGdIr    476   Numbers starting with 71-74: insert 21
               Numbers starting with 75-77: insert 22
Isparta  246   Numbers starting with 8,20,21: insert 21
               Numbers starting with 3,7:     insert 22
               Numbers starting with 2:       insert 23
ICel     324   Numbers starting with 23,31-35,37,38: insert 2
               Numbers starting with 20,21,24-26,28,36: insert 3
Istanbul 212   European Side. No Change in numbers.
         216   Asian Side.    No Change in numbers.
Izmir    232   Alsancak  area: insert 2
               KarSIyaka area: insert 3
               Hatay     area: insert 4
K.MaraS  344   Numbers starting with 2,4,55-57: insert 21
               Numbers starting with 3,50,51:   insert 22
               Numbers starting with 6,7:       insert 23
Karaman  338   Insert 21.
Kars     474   Numbers starting with 2: insert 21
               Numbers starting with 3: insert 22
Kastamonu 366  Insert 21
Kayseri  352   Numbers starting with 22-25,31-35,40: insert 2
               Other numbers:                        insert 3
KIrIkkale 318  Numbers starting with 2,8:   insert 21
               Numbers starting with 4:     insert 22
               Numbers starting with 3:     insert 23
               Numbers starting with 5:     insert 24
               Numbers starting with 62-65: insert 25
               Numbers starting with 69:    insert 26
KIrklareli 288 Numbers starting with 2,4: insert 21
               Numbers starting with 7:   insert 22
KIrSehir 386   Numbers starting with 26:  insert 25
               Other numbers:             insert 21
Kocaeli  262   Numbers starting with 21,22,24,25,31,64: insert 3
               Numbers starting with 23,26,29,39:       insert 2
Konya    332   Numbers starting with 33-36,39,41,44,45,47-49: insert 2
               Other numbers:                                 insert 3
KUtahya  274   Numbers starting with 2,6: insert 21
               Numbers starting with 3-5: insert 22
Malatya  422   Numbers starting with 38: insert 2
               Other numbers:            insert 3
Manisa   236   Insert 2
Mardin   482   Insert 21
MuGla    252   Insert 21
MuS      436   Insert 21
NevSehir 384   Insert 21
NiGde    388   Numbers starting with 3,20,21: insert 21
               Numbers starting with 22-24:   insert 23
Ordu     452   Numbers starting with 2,4:   insert 21
               Numbers starting with 30-33: insert 22
               Numbers starting with 34-36: insert 23
Rize     464   Numbers starting with 2,30-32: insert 21
               Numbers starting with 33-36:   insert 22
Sakarya  264   Insert 2
Samsun   362   Numbers starting with 28,30-34,38,39: insert 2
               Numbers starting with 20,31,32,35,37: insert 4
Siirt    484   Numbers starting with 2: insert 21
               Numbers starting with 3: insert 22
Sinop    368   Insert 2
Sivas    346   Insert 2
sanlIurfa 414  Numbers starting with 5,6: insert 21
               Numbers starting with 2-4: insert 31
sIrnak   486   Insert 21
TekirdaG 282   Insert 2
Tokat    356   Insert 21
Trabzon  462   Numbers Starting with 21,22,25,26: insert 3
               Numbers Starting with 23,24,29:    insert 2
Tunceli  428   Insert 21
USak     276   Numbers Starting with 2,5: insert 21
               Numbers Starting with 3,7: insert 22
Van      432   Numbers Starting with 2,4,6,7: insert 21
               Numbers Starting with 3:       insert 22
Yozgat   354   Insert 21
Zonguldak 372  Insert 2


-> What beverages are available? (from Ian Davis, summary of responses
     he received to his survey)

Beer:
 - Efes Pilsen, most people say that this is the best.
 - Tuborg (originally Danish)
 - Tekel, pure Turkish but may not be found in Tourist resorts.

Soft Drinks:
Ayran, sIra, kIzIlcIk, seftali - totally different than anything
   available in UK.

Wine:
much better than beer, including KavaklIdere, Villa Doluca.
   Both red and white are good.


-> Ionian Coast Info (from Ian Davis, summary of responses
     he received to his survey)

Shopping:
Bodrum is one of the most expensive towns to shop in (40% more expensive
than Istanbul).Buying anything must bargin until the shop keeper gives up.
 If you are looking for more expensive souvenirs, its worth while traveling
to other less well know towns in the area.

Places to see:
The castle in Bodrum ( rebuilt by the knights of St John) is worth a visit.

Troy- the famous city is within traveling distance of Bodrum, mostly ruined
but still worth a visit.

Bergama-site of one of the seven original churches mentioned in the bible.
Has nice amphitheater,some pillars still standing, nice arches and a few
mosiacs
Efes-site of another one of the seven churches,Paul lived here.  Is very
well
preserved, very good amphitheater, a library, roads of marble and is said
to be a very exceptional site, comes highly recommended.

These places are only the tip of the iceberg.

>>More info on where-to-visit, what-to-take-with-you etc. missing.


[Language]
TURKISH LANGUAGE ...........................................................

-> What is the origin of Turkish?

Turkish is an Ural-Altaic language, which is spoken in different forms from
Balkans in the west to China and Siberia in the east. Approximately 150
million people speak Turkish in the world.

There are four main dialects of Turkish (according to Colloquial
Turkish - Y. Mardin):
a) Oriental dialects of Altay
b) Western dialects of Kirgiz and Tatar
c) Dialects of Central Asia
d) Southern dialects: Turkmen, Azerbeycan, Anadolu, Kirim and Osmanli
Turkcesi.

-> Is Turkish a hard-to-learn language?

Yusuf Mardin answers this question as follows:
"Turkish is an easy, logical language. There is no gender, no he, she or it,
but one word for all three."
"In Turkish, there are no diphtongs. When two vowels come together, each
retains its individual sound. Every letter in every word is sounded
individually and every word is pronounced as it is written."

[maintainer's note: we need to refine this section, please e-mail any
                    suggestions.
]

-> Which alphabet do people use in Turkiye?

Latin alphabet with some modifications. There are 6 extra letters:
                         _
    c   i(without dot)   g    "o    s    "u
    '                               '
q, w, x does not exist in Turkish alphabet.

[maintainer's note:  Recently, a new Turkic alphabet was agreed upon, and
there
                     are new letters which contradict the statement above.
                     An update will follow.
]

-> How can I use Turkish alphabet in Wordperfect/Mac/TeX?

Wordperfect has a Turkish keyboard file which can be used to generate
Turkish letters by the help of Cntrl-Alt keys.  For Mac, there is a
Turkish Mac System and Turkish fonts.  All of those can be found at
ftp.cs.umn.edu under the directory /pub/users/cosar for anonymous ftp
(Username ftp).  There is also a Tex style file, easyturkish.sty which
generates Turkish letters for Tex document preparing system.  You may
contact akgul@trbilun.bitnet for Turkish Tex and easyturkish.sty.
Turkish fonts also do exist in several sites for ftp; you may try,
host:kth.se directory:/kth/tex/stuttgart/fonts/metafont or host:
utsun.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp directory:/TeX/fonts for anonymous ftp.

-> Additional font info for DOS/Windows.                    (by Mustafa
Soysal)

Other than the above mentioned Turkish fonts provided for ftp by Ahmet
CoSar at the University of Minnesota. Bora Baysal at the Catholic
University of America provided general information on a commercialy
distributed font package he can provide you with.  The information about
the packages is included below.  For detailed information about the
current package contents, please contact the provided contact e-mail
addresses.

Font info by Bora Baysal
------------------------
TurkFontPack is a Turkish font pack which currently includes 10 Turkish
fonts (including all Turkish characters and English characters),
Mac version of the package for system 6 or 7, and a freeware Windows
program in order to type Turkish characters on standard non-Turkish
keyboards, using two-key sequences. The fonts are in various font
formats which are  PostScript Type 1, TrueType, bitmap, Unix, and
Encapsulated  PostScript. For additional info, please contact Bora
Baysal via e-mail at bora@universe.digex.net

-> Are there any books to learn Turkish?

Yes, we even have an online tutor. The online tutor/teacher (for pc) is
available at wuarchive.wustl.edu or other simtel20 mirrors under the
directory /mirrors/msdos/langtutor/turkish1.lzh. We did not try it, so
we do not have any idea about its completeness, usefulness etc. The
books that might be used to learn Turkish are:

- "Colloquial Turkish", Yusuf Mardin, London Routledge (several editions
  exist, some include a tape.)

- "Colloquial Turkish", Arin Bayraktaroglu & Sinan Bayraktaroglu,
  Routledge, 1992 (Available with cassette).

- "Turkish in Three Months", Bengisu Rana, Hugo's Language Books Ltd., 1989
  (Available with cassette)

- "Turkish Basic Course" (2 volumes), Lloyd B. Swift, Selman Agrali, 1966,
  State Dept. Series (can be found in libraries, elemantary/intermediate
level)

- "Yabancilar icin Turkce Dersleri", Kaya Can, Middle East Technical
  University, Ankara, 1981

- "Turkish", Paul Wittek, London, 1956

The following books include Turkish stories and poems:

- "Turkish Sampler: Writings for all readers", Muge Galin, Indiana Universit
y
  Turkish Studies, 1989

- "Turkish Literary Reader", Andreas Tietze, Indiana University, 1963

- "An Anthology of Turkish Short Stories", Editor: Ali Alparslan,
Publications
  of rge RCD Cultural Institute No:45, Istanbul, 1973

And about dictionaries:
  (by Jack Campin)
  By FAR the best portable dictionary is one you can only get in TR - the
  Berlitz/ABC Kitabevi "Ingilizce-Turkce/Turkce-Ingilizce Sozluk", 1988
(ISBN
  975 09 0150 9).  It suffers from the usual problem in Berlitz materials of
  not giving you any even remotely naughty words - god help you if you have
  to explain a gynaecological problem with it - but it's wonderful on food
  terms.  About A6-sized, bright red.  If it's out of print, the Redhouse
  Elsozlugu is a reasonable substitute.[It is not out of print, I checked
  it--ahmet]

  For a big dictionary, the Oxford two-volume one (also published cheaper
  by ABC in TR, in an edition that may only be sold there) is hard to
  beat, though the Redhouse Cagdas Turkce-Ingilizce Sozluk is just as good
  (one way only).  You may have problems getting that in the US.  The Oxford
  is also available in a one-volume abridgment.

-> Is there a list of colleges offering Turkish classes?     (by Ahmet
Toprak)

There seems to be at least 4 colleges/schools that offer Turkish classes.

- University of California Berkeley, Near Eastern Studies Department
- Turkish Community School, SF Bay Area, Principle: G. Tinaztepe (415)
341-4390
- Piedmont Adult School, Piedmont, (510) 420-3655
- Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
  Beginning Turkish I and II
  Intermediate Turkish I and II
  Guided Readings in Modern Turkish
  Independent Work

[Food]
TURKISH RESTAURANTS
..........................................................
Contributed by tekalp@ee.rochester.edu (A. Murat Tekalp)

in Manhattan:

 Anatolia
 1422 3rd Ave.
 New York, NY

 Istanbul Kebap Restoran
 303 East 80th Street
 New York, NY
 (between 1st and 2nd Avenue)
 (212) 517-6880

 Marmaris
 1131 Lexington Ave.
 New York, NY

 MartI
 1269 1st Ave.
 New York, NY
 (between 68th and 69th Street)
 (212) 737-5922


[maintainer's question: Is Turkish Kitchen at 386 Third Ave near 28th St
                        operating?]


 uskUdar
 2nd Avenue and 73-74th Street
 New York, NY

 YataGan
 104 Mc Dougle Street
 New York, NY
 (one block south of Washington Square)

in New Jersey:

 Beyti Kebap Salonu
 4104 Park Avenue
 Union City, New Jersey
 (around 40th street)

 Istanbul Tavern
 Paterson Plank Road
 North Bergen, New Jersey

 Kervan Kabob House Restaurant
 360 Lawton Avenue,
 Cliffside Park, N.J.

        Urfa Kebab Restaurant
        520 Anderson Avenue
 Cliffside Park, New Jersey 07010
 (201) 943-1095

in North Virginia

 TOPKAPI RESTAURANT
 3529 Chain Bridge Road (Rt. 123)
 Fairfax, Virginia  22030
 (703) 273-4310

in California:

[Maintainer's Note: according to KUrSat KIzIloGlU, Moonangel Restaurant
                    closed while ago.  There are restaurants in the
                    San Francisco area.  I need to hear about them from
                    readers in that area.
]


[Broadcasts]
BROADCASTS
...................................................................

-> Are there any Turkish radio/TV programmes in North America?

The following are the frequencies and time periods of various Turkish
broadcasting services.

TV Broadcast in the United States of America:
   Broadcast schedule changed.  More updates to follow if you send me
some...

Radio Programmes:

(from http://aloha.nmsu.edu:80/w5gb/swl/)
THE VOICE OF TURKEY,

TRANSMISSION SCHEDULE effective from 24 September 1995

Freq     Time                 Power    Target
(khz)    UTC       Languages           Area
------------------------------------------------------
                                       EUROPE
 7190  0400-0500   English     500
 9460  0800-2200   Turkish     500
15350  1000-1700   Turkish     500
 5980  1030-1130   Rumanian    500
 7110  1030-1130   Serbo-Croat 500
 5980  1130-1230   Greek       500
 7110  1230-1330   Bulgarian   500
 7165  1230-1330   Albanian    500
 9445  1330-1430   English     500
 9445  1430-1530   German      500
 6090  1530-1630   Greek       500
 5980  1600-2300   Turkish     500
 6090  1630-1730   Hungarian   500
15385  1700-1000   Turkish     500
 5960  1700-1800   Bulgarian   500
 9445  1830-1930   German      500
 9685  1900-2000   Bosnian     500
 9445  1930-2030   English     500
 9445  2030-2130   French      500
 9445  0200-0800   Turkish     500
 9460  0200-0800   Turkish     500
11725  0200-0800   Turkish     500
 7190  2300-2400   English     500
 7280  2300-2400   English     250
11955  0000-2400   Turkish     250
 9560  0400-0500   English     500
 9685  0400-0500   English     250
11925  0500-1000   Turkish     500
15145  0500-1000   Turkish     250
 9560  0500-2300   Turkish     500
                                      ASIA
 9765  0830-0930   Azerbaijani 500
11835  0830-0930   Azerbaijani 500
 9630  0930-1030   Persian     500
11795  0930-1030   Persian     500
 9525  1000-1200   Arabic      250
 6040  1130-1230   Greek       500
11760  1200-1300   Chinese     500
11900  1300-1400   Urdu        500
 9445  1330-1430   English     500
 9630  1330-1430   English     500
 9525  1400-1500   Persian     250
 9675  1400-1500   Russian     500
 6050  1500-1600   Azerbaijani 500
 9525  1500-1700   Arabic      250
 7255  1700-2300   Turkish     250
 9675  1800-1900   Russian     500
 9560  2300-2400   English     500
                                     AUSTRALIA
 9560  0400-0500   English     500
 9560  0500-2300   Turkish     500
 9560  2300-2400   English     500
                                     AFRICA
 9525  1000-1200   Arabic      250
11750  1000-1200   Arabic      500
 7150  1100-1600   Turkish     250
 6040  1130-1230   Greek       500
 9525  1500-1700   Arabic      250
11945  1500-1700   Arabic      500
 7255  1700-2300   Turkish     250
 9590  2030-2130   French      500
                                     NORTH AMERICA
 7190  0400-0500   English     500
 9460  0800-2200   Turkish     500
 9445  2200-0800   Turkish     500
11725  2200-0800   Turkish     500
 7190  2300-2400   English     500

Adderss: Voice of Turkey, PO Box 333 - 06.443,
         Yenisehir, ANKARA, TURKEY

BBC: (all according to EST. For conversion, GMT = EST + 5)

   Time         Day           Frequency
   23:00-23:30  (Mon-Sat)     6050,7210,9750
   03:00-04:00  (Sun)         1296,6015,9635,9740,17695
   04:00-04:15  (Mon-Fri)     6015,9740,17695
   11:00-12:00  (Sun)         6015,15135,17640

TURKISH CULTURAL HOUR (Northern San Francisco Bay Area)
   Time         Day           Frequency
   17:00-19:00 (Sat)          FM90.3 KUSF

ORIENT EXPRESS (Southern San Francisco Bay Area, Monterey and Santa Cruz)
   Time         Day           Frequency
   18:00-21:00  (3rd Sat of each month)
                              FM 91.5 KKUP

TURKISH MUSIC HOUR WUVT (Southwestern Virginia Area)
   Time         Day           Frequency
   13:00-15:00  Sat           FM 90.7

TURKISH MUSIC HOUR WRPI (50 mile radius of Troy, NY.  This includes Albany,
                         Schenectady, and small towns in MA and VT near
                         the NY state border.)
   Time         Day           Frequency
    11:00-12:00 Sat           FM 91.5

MERHABA (Toronto - Canada.  Geared towards Turkish Speaking local Turks,
         Arabs, and Armenians. approx. 50,000 listeners)
   Time         Day           Frequency
    15:40-18:00 Sat           AM 1540

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TURKISH VIDEOS AND MUSIC
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-> Where can I buy/rent Turkish Videos?

   Active Video
   12-14 E 37th St
   New York, NY 10016
   (212) 594-1707

   UludaG Video
   Brooklyn, NY
   (718) 934-6226

[Maintainer's note: There are more sources.  Please send the information. ]

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