In today's episode, we will be doing Russian and Turkish, with Sasha, a Russian speaker from Orenburg, Russia, and Şimal, a Turkish speaker from Antalya, Turkey challenging each other with a list of words and sentences. If you have any suggestions for us, or if you live in the city of Toronto, speak a language that has not been featured on our channel, and would like to participate in a future video, please contact us on Instagram:
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The Turkish language (Türkçe), which is also referred to as Istanbul Turkish, is the most widely spoken of the Turkic languages, with most of its native speakers living in #Turkey and other parts of Western Asia, and significant group of speakers in Germany, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Northern Cyprus, Greece, the Caucasus, and other parts of Europe and Central Asia. Ottoman Turkish, which was a variation of the Turkish spoken today, influenced many parts of Europe during the time that the Ottoman Empire expanded. When the modern Turkish republic was established, one of Atatürk's Reforms consisted of changing the Ottoman Turkish alphabet with a Latin alphabet. Today, Turkish is recognized as a minority language in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Iraq, Macedonia, and Romania.
Russian is an East Slavic language and an official language in #Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and many minor or unrecognized territories. It is an unofficial but widely spoken language in Latvia, Moldova, Ukraine and to a lesser extent, the other post-Soviet states.
Orenburg is located on the Ural River, close to the border with Kazakhstan. Historically speaking, in the early part of the 20th century, Orenburg was the capital of the Kirghiz Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, which is now part of the present-day Kazakhstan. In 1925, Orenburg became part of Russia.
Antalya is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast with a very rich history. It is also a major tourism hub, being Turkey's largest international sea resort.