Turkey’s first Kurdish-language search engine goes online
DİYARBAKIRTurkey’s first search engine in the Kurdish language has gone online after five years of technical work, research and development.
The search engine, called “Sekretin” – meaning success in Kurdish – will also have a video-sharing website in the next few months, its manager Serdar Anuştekin told the state-run Anadolu Agency in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on Nov. 5.
“Our website is currently broadcasting in all languages. Our goal is to also include other languages spoken in Turkey such as Armenian, Laz and Zazaki,” Anuştekin said.
Zazaki is a language spoken by Zaza Kurds living in eastern Anatolia.
Anuştekin said he launched the Kurdish search engine project in 2010 to help create an environment where people feel comfortable living their own mother tongue.
The project was completed in 2015 after years of research and development work, he added.