Var and Yok are used to say there is and there isn’t in Turkish
Ekmek yok mu? – Isn’t there any bread?
Çay var mı? – Is there tea?
Problem var. – There is a problem
Problem yok. – There is no problem
You may sometimes hear Yok used as ‘no’ instead of hayir in general conversation
A slang pharse you may hear often is, ne var ne yok? for How’s it going?
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