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Signs, Warnings and Abbreviations

COMMON SIGNS:
AÇIK = Open
BAYANLAR
= Ladies
BAYLAR = Gentlemen
CIKIŞ = Exit
DİKKAT = Attention
ERKEKLER
= Men
GİRİŞ = Entrance
İMDAT KAPISI = Emergency Exit
KADINLAR
= Women
KAPALI = Closed
KIRALIK = For Rent
SATILIK = For Sale
SİGARA İÇMEK YASAKTIR = Smoking Prohibited (since May 2008 smoking in public buidlings and during driving a car is not allowed, the penalties are high...)
TEHLİKE FRENİ = Emergency Brake
ÖLÜM TEHLİKESİ = Danger of Life (e.g. electriciy panels, often in combination with a skull and crossbones, who still doesn't understand got a real problem ;-) )
YASAK BÖLGE = Restricted Area (often military areas; by the way it's of course not allowed to take pictures of police stations and military facilities, in this matter turkish officials don't have any sense of humour)

SOME ABBREVIATIONS:
bkz. = bakınız (see)
cad. = cadde (street)
= Milattan önce (before Christ BC)
MS = Milattan sonra (anno Domini AD)
sok. = sokak (alley, small street)
PK = posta kutusu (post box)
PTT = Posta, Telgraf, Telefon (turkish post office)
TBMM = Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi (the turkish parliament)
TC = Türkiye Cumhuriyeti (Republic of Turkey)
TCDD = Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları (turkish railway company)
THY = Türk Hava Yolları (Turkish Airlines)
TRT = Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu (turkish public television)
vb. = ve başkaları (etc.)
vs. = ve saire (etc.)
YTL = Yeni Türk Lirası (the turkish currency, new Turkish Lira)

 
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