This paper discusses the present-day situation of the present tense and aorist in the Turkish dialects in the Republic of Macedonia.
The country is separated by the Vardar river. The characteristics of the Turkish dialects, roughly, also shows differences inside these boundaries. On the left bank morphological present tense and on the right bank morphological aorist predominates. Present tense suffixes in the northern dialects are /-i/, /-Ay/, /-y/ and in some eastern dialects /-iy/. These suffixes are used both as semantic present tense and as semantic aorist markers. In these dialects morphological aorist marker is almost never used. In the southern dialects, morphological aorist marker covers both semantic present tens and semantic aorist. In these dialects, definitely there is no morphological present tense marker.
Compared to standard Turkish, there is a shortage of the present tense and aorist marker variants.
In the negative forms of the morphological present tense always is used the /-y/ and in the negative forms of the morphological aorist, as it is in standard Turkish, always is used the /-z/ marker.
Keywords: Turkish dialects in Macedonia, present tense, aorist, morphology.