Turkish – English – Turkish translations are among the services we provide at our translation agency.
Mondo Agit is an agency with offices in numerous European cities that specialises in the translation to and from Turkish of scientific, financial, legal, business and technical documents (see areas of specialisation). We also offer a certified Turkish translation service.
Our native Turkish translators, who are experienced professionals with a sound academic background, translate only to their mother tongue and only texts that are within their field of expertise. These quality control measures, along with the use of the latest translation technologies, always guarantee the best results.
- Proof-reading or Spell-check
Our translation agency offers two translation services so that you can choose the one most suited to your needs:
- Translation & Proof-reading
If your text is going to be published, we recommend that you choose the Translation & Proof-reading service which, as well as translation, includes additional proofreading by a second translator or proof-reader who is a native speaker of the target language and who specialises in the subject area of the text in question.
- Translation & Spell-check
On the other hand, if you just want a draft or informative translation, the best service for you is Translation & Spell-check, where the agency check the translation to ensure that there are no spelling mistakes and that all the content has been translated.
- Translation & Proof-reading
At Mondo Agit, our work is always guided by our principles. Our competitive delivery deadlines and prices make us your best option. Try us out. If you are looking for a Turkish translator, please contact us.
A brief introduction to the Turkish language
Turkish is the official language spoken in Turkey, in the north of Cyprus, in border communities, in the Balkans and amongst expatriates. The Turkish language belongs to the large Altaic language group, meaning it originates in Eurasia, specifically from the steppe located near the Altai mountain range, on the border with China, Mongolia and Russia, which is also home to the Mongolic and Tungus language groups. Over the centuries, the Altaic peoples migrated towards the Far East, Northern Europe and Asia Minor, exerting a significant influence over the evolution of Turkish.
The diverse transformations that the language has undergone finally led to the creation of what we now call Modern Turkish. Three main stages in the evolution of Turkish can be identified: The pre-Islamic period (until the 10th century) in which languages and alphabets such as Göktürk and Uigur were used, followed by notable influences from Persian in the Seljuk period. From the 14th century onwards, with the gradual acceptance of Islam, the Islamic period, the spoken language was subjected to many Arab influences. At the start of the 20th century, after the changes and reforms experienced by the nation, Ataturk, with his philosophy of Westernization of the country decided to change the language, adopting the Latin alphabet and ridding the language of all Arab and Persian language and vocabulary that had characterised the literary language of the Ottoman Empire.
In 1928, Ataturk definitively declared the Arab alphabet illegal and replaced it with a modified version of the Latin alphabet. In fact, before the reforms, Arab writing was used, developed during the period of the Seljuk Turks from the 11th century onwards and the official language of the Ottoman Empire.
In the modern Turkish alphabet, most letters such as Q, W and X used internationally do not exist and when they are present, are normally transliterated as K, V and KS. There are 29 letters in the Turkish alphabet, 8 vowels and 21 consonants. It is an agglutinative language that possesses many suffixes and few prefixes and a subject-verb-object sentence syntax. One of the characteristics of Turkish is its unusual vowel sounds.
Calligraphy in Turkey is a noble art, part of the Islamic art of writing well. Created with the objective of transcribing the sacred Koran, Arab-Turk or Ottoman calligraphy follows very strict rules. The writing is done horizontally, from top to bottom, bottom to top, left to right or right to left.