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  • Brief Information on Turkey

    Republic of Turkey is founded on October 29, 1923 after the World War I by our national hero Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who also adopted a wide-range of political reforms to turn the face of this new born nation to western civilization.

    Turkey lies mostly on Anatolia, connecting Asia and Europe both geographically and culturally. Our country has two European and six Asian countries for neighbors along its land borders: Bulgaria and Greece in European continent; Syria, Iraq, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia in Asian continent. Turkey is surrounded by sea on three sides, by the Black Sea on the north, the Mediterranean on the south, the Aegean Sea on the west, and Sea of Marmara on the northwest. Major cities of Turkey are Istanbul (population: 10 million), Ankara (population: 4 million), Izmir (population: 3.3 million), Konya (population: 2.2 million), Bursa (population: 2.1 million), and Adana (population: 1.8 million).

    Following links provide vast information about this historically, naturally, and culturally charming country


  • Interesting Facts About Turkey

    • Ever thought of walking from one continent to another in 5 minutes? Istanbul, Turkey's largest metropol, is the only city that spans two continents
    • Well, Saint Nicholas (Santa Claus) is not from North Pole after all, he is believed to be born in Demre, Antalya, a city that is a part of modern Turkey
    • There is strong evidence that the oldest known human settlement is found in Catalhoyuk, Turkey
    • It is believed that Virgin Mary had her final home in Selcuk near Ephesus
    • Did you know that you can visit a model of Trojan Horse at its original location in Turkey?
    • Think about Turkish people who introduced coffee to the western world when you sip your coffee in the morning
    • The first known church was built in Antakya, Turkey
    • The delicious treat "yoghurt" was born in Anatolia (the land Turkey stands on now), its name originating from the Turkish word "yoğurt"
    • Scientists believe that Noah's Ark is located in a region that is occupied mostly by South-East Turkey

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