The 1001Turku website is the result of my 40+ years living in the Turkic and Arab worlds. I love translating, subtitling and posting türkü (Turkish folk music) videos as a "bridge" between two very disparate cultures. And with Turkish grammar nearly 180 degrees backward from English, it's a kind of verbal Sudoku on steroids! I welcome translation suggestions and corrections from any Turks who are comfortable in English. I will always be an inside-outsider in Turkish culture — always learning, always viewing Turkish cultural life through an American filter — but hopefully one who is always seen as respectful.