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You can find some interesting information regarding Turkey on this page. Learn and share the knowledge with your friends!

  • Ankara is the capital of Turkey and not Istanbul.
  • Istanbul – the only city, which is located at the same time on two continents: Europe and Asia.
  • The national language of Turkey is Turkish.
  • Apart from Turkish, Kurdish, Azeri and Dimli are also spoken in the country.
    Turkey Facts

    Noah’s Ark had landed in Mount Ararat (Agri Dagi) which is located in Eastern Turkey. The mountain is the highest peak in Turkey and is 5166m high.

  • Turkey is the only secular and democratic Muslim country in the world.
  • Lake Van is the largest lake in Turkey.
  • Throughout Turkey has about 78,000 mosques!
  • The Grand Bazzar is located in Istanbul. The shopping mall is 540 years old and is covered.
  • The most popular sport in Turkey is football (soccer), the Turkish national team came third in the 2002 World Cup Finals.
  • The Turks answer their phones with ‘My Master?’ instead of Hello.
  • The Turks introduced Coffee to Europe.
  • The largest producer and exporter of Hazelnuts in the world is Turkey.
  • Turkey is classed as agriculturally self-sufficient. This means that it does not rely on other countries for food imports.
  • The parchment was invented in modern Bergama.
  • The Turks brought the first tulips in Holland.
  • The Trojan horse built for the movie Troy is in the city of Canakalle.
  • In Turkey are two of the seven wonders of the world – the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus and the Mausoleum Of Halicarnassus.
  • Turkey is the famous love story of Mark Anthony and Cleopatra.
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