Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
If I'm not wrong, we were taught president to be "başkan" right? What's the difference between başkan and cumhurbaşkanı?
why is there an ' i without dot ' at the end of the word for president
i guess it is because in this sentence we are talking about the president of republic.
republic = cumhuriyet and president = başkan --> cumhuriyet başkanı --> cumhurbaşkanı
thank you -yes this is it.
The word for president is "cumhurbaşkanı". That's the word itself. It's not like it was "cumhurbaşkan" and then it received a suffix. It's always with an ı.
Does "cumhurbaşkanı" need an extra suffix for the accusative case when it is a direct object of a transitive verb?
eg. I love the president = cumhurbaşkanıyı seviyorum?
It would be "Cumhurbaşkanını seviyorum.
He is praying namaz in Hagia Sophia. ;)
Is it incorrect to say ''the president of the republic"?
It isn't really correct as this is a catch all term (for example, this is both the title of the President of Turkey and the President of the United States).
It's late but, while it isn't necessarily wrong, I think most people would use "Başkan" as in "Amerikan Başkanı" or "Amerika Birleşik Devletleri Başkanı" for the President of the US.
If Cumhurbaşkanı means president then what does başkan means?
It means "president" too!