Question
5 Dec 2016

Question about Turkey

Is the word "Turk" offensive?

I only speak English. If I want to talk about an unnamed Turkish person, I usually say "Turkish person".

Is it ok to say "Turk"? It feels weird to say, like maybe it has some negative connotation. I think the only time I've seen people use "Turk" was in nasty comment chains where both sides were too angry. I don't think I've ever seen "Turk" in a news story.

And is there some other option that would be better?

Thanks!

I follow more Turkish news than the average American because I love Erkin Koray's music. (Barış Manço was awesome too.) Also, I'm nosy.
Answers
Read more comments

  • Country or region Turkey

  • Country or region United States

  • Country or region Turkey

  • Country or region Turkey

  • Country or region United States

  • Country or region United States

  • Country or region Turkey

  • Country or region United States

  • Country or region Turkey
Share this question
Recommended Questions