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    There are more than 5 million Turkish citizens living abroad...

    There are more than 5 million Turkish citizens living abroad. Most of them are those who migrated to European countries, especially to Germany, in order to work after 1960s. There are also Turkish citizens living in the US, Canada and Australia for educational and occupational purposes. It is observed that expatriate Turkish citizens have gradually adapted to economic, political and cultural life of their resident countries.

    Our policy regarding expatriate Turkish citizens is based on the understanding that they should effectively adapt to social life of their resident countries while preserving their mother tongue, their motherland and their ties with their native culture and maintain a law-abiding, prosperous and successful life. Within this framework, we work very hard to strengthen expatriate Turkish citizens' ties with Turkey, preserve their identity, enhance their status, facilitate their adaptation and improve services needed in the field of education, culture, religion and the like.

    We attach special importance to acting in cooperation with the authorities of the relevant country with regard to policies towards expatriate Turkish citizens. We also continue our efforts to ensure the rights of Turkish citizens living in countries with which Turkey has yet to establish a contractual basis.

    The text above is my translation of a sample text retrieved from the Turkish Foreign Ministry's entrance examination. Can you please check the English?

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    Re: There are more than 5 million Turkish citizens living abroad...

    Quote Originally Posted by angelsrolls View Post
    There are more than 5 million Turkish citizens living abroad. Most of them are those who migrated to European countries, especially to Germany, in order to look for work after the 1960s. There are also Turkish citizens living in the US, Canada and Australia for educational and occupational purposes. It is observed noteworthy that expatriate Turkish citizens have gradually adapted to the economic, political and cultural life of circumstances in their resident countries of residence.

    Our policy regarding expatriate Turkish citizens is based on the understanding that they should effectively adapt to the social life of their resident countries of residence while preserving their mother tongue, their motherland and their ties with their motherland and native culture and maintain lead a law-abiding, prosperous and successful life. Within this framework, we work very hard to strengthen expatriate Turkish citizens' ties with Turkey, preserve their identity, enhance their status, facilitate their adaptation and improve services needed in the fields of education, culture, religion and the like.

    We attach special importance to acting in cooperation with the authorities of the relevant country with regard to policies towards expatriate Turkish citizens. We also continue our efforts to ensure the rights of Turkish citizens living in countries with which Turkey has yet to establish a contractual basis.
    I don't understand the sentence in blue.

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    Re: There are more than 5 million Turkish citizens living abroad...

    We will also continue our efforts to safeguard the rights of Turkish citizens living in countries with which Turkey has no contractual relations.

    Is it understandable now?

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    Re: There are more than 5 million Turkish citizens living abroad...

    AirbusA321, please try to avoid contentious sweeping generalisations about other nationalities. To avoid any further potential inflammatory statements, I am closing this thread.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: There are more than 5 million Turkish citizens living abroad...

    Quote Originally Posted by angelsrolls View Post
    We will also continue our efforts to safeguard the rights of Turkish citizens living in countries with which Turkey has no contractual diplomatic/formal relations.
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