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The Turkish language opens up to you a region that is culturally, geographically, and historically connected to Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Learning the Turkish language and literature provides an understanding of Turkey’s culture, history, and politics. Stanford offers traditional four-skill first and second year Turkish language courses, and the Department of Comparative Literature offers Turkish and Ottoman Turkish courses for reading knowledge. Undergraduate and graduate seminars cover Turkish art, cinema, literature, works of Ottoman and contemporary writers such as Seyh Galib, Yaşar Kemal, and Orhan Pamuk.