There's a bit of a barrier when you first start learning Turkish but after a while, it starts getting easier. You really have to immerse yourself and focus on learning though. It's not really a language you can pick up casually. I wish it was, because then my English boyfriend of 5 years would have been fluent by now! :)
Good luck with your learning and I hope Duolingo will help you tackle this beast of a language! :)
To me at least, a gazette is a legal newspaper or a title of some various newspapers (similar to the Times, dispatch, etc.) We don't really accept all of the possible abbreviations for a newspaper because there are dozens of them depending on where you are from :) Just stick to "paper" or "newspaper" and all will be fine.