Turkish, is the most widely spoken of the Turkic languages, with around ten to fifteen million native speakers in Southeast Europe (mostly in East and Western Thrace) and sixty to sixty-five million native speakers in Western Asia (mostly in Anatolia). Outside Turkey, significant smaller groups of speakers exist in Germany, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Northern Cyprus, Greece, the Caucasus, and other parts of Europe and Central Asia. Cyprus has requested that the European Union add Turkish as an official language, even though Turkey is not a member state. Countries and areas of the world where a Turkic language has an official status given below.
There are two different courses for researchers who want to learn Turkish; which are Akdeniz University TÖMER and Antalya Metropolitan Municipality ASMEK courses. TÖMER aims to be an institution open to all kinds of innovations in the field of education, which teaches language teaching effectively to our fellow citizens and foreigners who are interested in Turkish and who want to receive language education at home and abroad. Also about being an institution that introduces Turkey and Turkish culture to foreigners both in Turkey it aims to become one of the leading institutions in the world. TÖMER courses include A1-A2-B1-B2 and C1 levels and are chargeable. Course fees and durations can be found on the link. Antalya Metropolitan Municipality ASMEK courses offer free A1 and A2 Turkish courses for foreigners residing in Antalya. Details of these courses can be found on the link. Besides these courses, it is recommended to have online courses from websites and mobile applications below.