As the platform expands its reach around the world, Twitter is responding with a big global push, opening offices in London, appointing a country manager in Japan, and now, reports the official blog, adding new language options.

Joining Italian, Spanish, Korean, French, German, Japanese, and of course English, Twitter is now available in Turkish and Russian.

Writes Twitter communications/PR associate Carolyn Penner:

Starting today, you’ll be able to use Twitter in Russian and Turkish. We added these two languages to our Translation Center about two months ago. Thanks to the fast, high-quality work of our translators, both languages are now available on twitter.com and mobile.twitter.com.

You can change your language from the settings page on twitter.com. Once you set your language to Russian or Turkish, you will be able to browse your interests and find interesting Russian and Turkish accounts to follow.

Twitter for Android is now also available in these languages, and Twitter is looking to add them to their other official mobile apps in the future. Twitter SMS is also available in Turkey via Vodafone.

For more on this, including recommended follows, continue reading at the Twitter blog.