Merhaba! Welcome to “Türkçe”. Turkish belongs to the Altay branch of the Ural-Altaic linguistic family, just like Finnish and Hungarian. It has evolved a lot since then. You’ll learn Turkish using the book ‘Istanbul’ or ‘Yeni Hitit-1’ with additional material from your teacher Melike. You’ll not only learn the language, but will also talk about amazing Turkish food, Turkish culture and traditions and maybe some politics in the classes! As we say in Turkish: ‘One language one person, thousand languages thousand people.’ Tesekkürler!