We made an error, sorry
Lonely Planet acknowledges it has made an error in The Travel Book 2nd Edition and The Not For Parents Travel Book by including the word ‘official’ against the languages spoken in countries listed.
We were mistaken in saying that Kurdish is an official language of Turkey. Turkish is the only official language.
Lonely Planet normally lists all the main languages travellers may encounter when they visit a country.
We apologise for any offence caused, particularly in Turkey, by the incorrect reference to Kurdish as an official language.
We will correct this at reprint.