Turkey announced Arabic signs: Maximum 25 percent
The Ministry of Interior responded to requests to “prevent the use of Arabic signs”. It said that foreign expressions should be written in sizes and fonts that do not exceed 25 percent of Turkish expressions.
A citizen from Bursa submitted a petition to the Petition Commission of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, asking for “the prevention of the use of Arabic signboards”. The Commission processed the petition and asked the Ministry of Interior about the issue.
In the response sent from the Ministry to the Parliament, the Ministry reminded that the principles regarding the use of Arabic signs are determined in line with the decision of the Turkish Standards Institute.
Within this framework, the Ministry stated that foreign expressions to be used on signs should be written in sizes and fonts that do not exceed 25 percent of the Turkish expressions.
The Ministry also stated that it is essential to use Turkish in the signs of foreign-owned businesses.