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Turco‑, Turko‑

Turco‑ and Turko‑ are combining forms meaning “Turkey, Turkish.”

  • In 1897, Greeks on the island of Crete revolted against the Turkish Empire, precipitating the first Turco-Greek War.
  • The Turko-Mongol conqueror Tamerlane founded the Timurid Empire in 14th-century Asia.