Focus of this study was to explore what strategies Turkish speakers and English speakers used for situations differently and similarly.
Findings showed that they gave similar refusals to the scenarios generally. Why they had so similar thoughts while refusing something can be that native speakers of English stayed in Cyprus more than two years. They interacted with Turkish people. The reason of differences can be their different status and their different ages because Turkish participants were students. That is, they could just imagine the situations. Maybe, They did not have these experiences. However, native speakers of English had some experiences due to their ages and their status.
Moreover, it was concluded that when the study was done with more participant, results became more satisfactory. In this study, Turkish participants used more daily language while refusing in Turkish language. However, when it came to English, they chose being formal to refuse the interlocutor.