The Is Ficial Language Spoken By The Turkish People Essay
726 Words Jun 24th, 2015 3 Pages
For some reason one of the first questions I asked Deniz was what was the official language spoken by the Turkish people. She looked at me and laughed then said Turkish (must have been my nerves). When I conducted Further research I discovered the official language, Turkish, is the first language spoken by 90% of the population. Minority languages include Kurdish, spoken by 6% of the population. Arabic is spoken by 1.2% of the Turkish population; most of those speakers are bilingual Arabic and Turkish speakers. Other minority languages include Circassian, spoken by more than 0.09% throughout the country, Greek, Armenian and Judezmo, a Romance language spoken by Jews. (http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/turkey-country-profile.html)
After a somewhat embarrassing first question I asked Deniz if Muslims felt a need to recruit others to Islam and she explained that it was not an evangelistic religion like Christianity and while she did have friends that eventually convert to Islam it was not because of her preaching to them. It was a conviction that only God could place on their hearts and they seek out God because he personally calls out to them and they choose to listen.
I also asked her how did Turkish Muslims differ from other Muslims. Dinez explained that all practitioners of Islam believe in the same exact thing and follow the laws as dictated by their holy book called the Koran. The…