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20 Fun & Interesting Facts about Turkey

Updated on October 17, 2011

1. The most popular sport in Turkey is Soccer

2. Noah’s ark is said to be located on Mount Ararat in the eastern side of turkey

3. Istanbul is the only city in the world built on two separate continents

4. Turkish males are required to serve at least 3 months in the Turkish armed forces

5. Turkey is divided into 18 different provinces

6. Constantinople is the location of where the bible was debated and instituted with the correct doctrine

7. The major religion in turkey is Muslim

8. All Turkish people over the age of 18 have the right to vote which is unusual for a Muslim country

9. Tuplis are a flower that originated from Turkey not the Netherlands as some believe

10. Lira is the official turkey currency

11. Ankara is the Capitol of Turkey

12. The Trojan war was fought in turkey archeologist recently found the city of try which was for a long time thought of as a myth

13. Ephesus and Halicarnasus are considered to still have two of the seven wonders of the ancient world

14. The first cave painting were found in turkey

15. The First treaty ever signed was one in was the Treaty of Kadesh between the Hittite and Egyptian Empires, Hattusilis III and Ramses II in 1275 BC.

16. The oldest ship wreck ever found was located in Uluburun near turkey

17. The seven churches of the apocalypse in Revelations are located in turkey

18. The orient Express passes through turkey with the longest railway

19. Early christens fleeing persecution left their native countries for turkey

20. In 1492 the country of Spain expelled the Jewish population in which the Turkish navy volunteered to take them to their home land near Jerusalem


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    North Wind 6 years ago from The World (for now)

    May I add two more facts that I have heard about Turkey?

    Turks are a very hospitable people who always strive to make guests feel welcome and the food in Turkey is extremely delicious!

    I enjoyed this.