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My native tongue is English, but I am fluent in Turkish. I am an experienced published translator: books include The Story of Turkish Coffee and Turkish Delight (Filiz Yay). I am one of the joint owners of Greenhouse bookstore in Kadikoy, Istanbul, and have lived in Turkey since 1994. I am British, but also have Turkish citizenship. I am a popular volunteer translator on the website www.turkishclass.com.


Book review page every Sunday in one of Turkey's top English language newspapers (see Arts & Culture page in www.sundayszaman.com). Various adult and children's books translated from Turkish to English and published by Filiz Yay in Istanbul.


BSc in Actuarial Science from City University. I am a Turkish and UK qualified actuary, and lecture in Actuarial Science (in Turkish) to masters students at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul.

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2014-05-14 Turkish accents:

Hi Gulzhaz    Basically the most respected accent in the country is Istanbul accent. Good quality, professional, educated Turkish is often described as Istanbul Turkish.    Other parts of the country have

2012-08-01 translate Turkish to English:

Good morning my darling, thank you. I wish you a beuatiful day, too. Look after tourself my sweetheart. Last night you sent a message on the phone to me**. I was asleep, I just saw it. I wish you a very

2011-11-03 translate turkish to english:

My darling I am going to the cafe this evening and then I will come home.  Sweetheart, using a local expression, I prefer women who have some puppy fat (the Turkish phrase is with fish meat) and well-behaved

2010-05-27 names:

Hi Edward    There isn't really a Turkish equivalent. However, if you think of Angela as deriving from Angel, then there is a Turkish girls name called Melek which means Angel.    A Turk would say Angela

2010-05-27 Name translation:

Hi Raul    Georgina would be a very unusual name for a Turk as it is derived from George, who is the Patron Saint of Greece! In Turkey St George is known as Aya Yorgi or Aya Georgios. However it is very


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