Turkish Reading

If you're trying to practice your Turkish Reading then the page below should help. You will be able to sharpen your comprehension and understanding of the sample text below, which is part of the Article 26 and 27 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first section is in Turkish and the second part is in English. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Turkish. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Turkish Reading

Read the following text very carefully and see what you can understand without looking at the English translation, and see what you understood from it, you can use our Turkish dictionary if you want.

Turkish Reading
Madde 26
1) Her şahsın öğrenim hakkı vardır. Öğrenim hiç olmazsa ilk ve temel safhalarında parasızdır. İlk öğretim mecburidir. Teknik ve mesleki öğretimden herkes istifade edebilmelidir. Yüksek öğretim, liyakatlerine göre herkese tam eşitlikle açık olmalıdır.
2) Öğretim insan şahsiyetinin tam gelişmesini ve insan haklarıyla ana hürriyetlerine saygının kuvvetlenmesini hedef almalıdır. Öğretim bütün milletler, ırk ve din grupları arasında anlayış, hoşgörü ve dostluğu teşvik etmeli ve Birleşmiş Milletlerin barışın idamesi yolundaki çalışmalarını geliştirmelidir.
3) Ana baba, çocuklarına verilecek eğitim türünü seçmek hakkını öncelikle haizdirler.
Madde 27
1) Herkes, topluluğun kültürel faaliyetine serbestçe katılmak, güzel sanatları tatmak, ilim sahasındaki ilerleyişe iştirak etmek ve bundan faydalanmak hakkını haizdir.
2) Herkesin yarattığı, her türlü bilim, edebiyat veya sanat eserlerinden mütevellit manevi ve maddi menfaatlerin korunmasına hakkı vardır.

Below is the translation of the above text, check what you understood without the help of the dictionary, after reading the translation one time, go back up and read the Turkish text and see if you can recognize the more words this time.

English Translation
Article 26
1. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
2. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
3. Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
Article 27
1. Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
2. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

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