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Turkish is the only official language throughout Turkey. Reliable figures for the linguistic division of the population are not available for the same reasons as mentioned above. The Turkish language is spoken by 70-75% of the population and the Kurdish language by about 18% of the population. The public broadcaster TRT broadcasts programs in local languages and dialects of Arabic, Bosnian, Circassian and Kurdish a few hours a week. A public television TRT 6 which transmit programs mostly in the Kurdish language at the time, was opened in early 2009. Turkey has a very diverse culture, which is a mixture of different elements of the Turkish Oguz, Anatolia, Ottoman (which was a continuation of the Greco-Roman and Islamic culture) and Western culture and traditions which started with the Westernization of Ottoman Empire and continues today. This mixture was initiated as a result of the meeting of the Turks and their culture with people who were on their way during their migration from Central Asia to the West. As Turkey has succeeded in transforming the Empire based on religion ancient Ottoman into a modern nation with a strong separation of state and religion, an increase in the following forms of artistic expression. In the early years of the republic, the government invested a large amount of resources into fine arts such as museums, theaters, opera and architecture. Various historical factors play an important role in defining the modern Turkish identity. Turkish culture is a product of a government effort to be “modern” Western, while the traditional religious values and historical. The traditional Turkish national sport has been Yagla Gures (oil wrestling) from the Ottoman era. Edirne hosted the annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament since 1361. Governed by the International FILA struggles, such as freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling are also popular among many countries in Europe, World and Olympic championship titles won by Turkish wrestlers both individually and in the national team. Weightlifting is a sport of Turkey’s success. Turkish weightlifters, both male and female, have broken numerous world records and won several European countries, World and Olympic two world titles. Naim Suleymanoglu and Halil Mutlu have achieved legendary status as one of the few weightlifters to have won just three gold medals in three Olympic Games.