On Thursday, 6 March 2014 at 21:40:30 UTC, Ali Çehreli wrote:
Let me Google for myself... :) I've just found the following
forum post, listing the number of foreign words in Turkish. I
don't know how scientific it is.
Greek (actually Rum, more like Koine Greek I guess) 400
Wow, second only to Arabic. Do you know why that is? It's not
something that I would expect at all. Even stranger is the fact
that there are so few loanwords from the Eastern European
countries that actually border Turkey.