This Turkish speech database was produced by the department of Théorie des Circuits et Traitement de Signal at the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons. The corpus was designed to provide read speech data for speech recognition purposes. The database contains 14 hours of speech (1618 words) from 43 Turkish speakers (adults over 18; 22 males, 21 females) from Belgium, Germany and Turkey (Istanbul, Ankara, Malatya), recorded at 32 kHz on DAT by Sennheiser MD-441-U microphone. The speech signal was sampled at 16 kHz and digitised with 16 bits. Each speaker read a predetermined text of 215 sentences and 100 isolated words, in quiet conditions. Parts of the corpus were labelled and segmented phonemically. Phonetic and orthographic transcriptions of sentences and isolated words are provided.