Over +99 did you knows!! Heaps of interesting facts About Turkey

  • The famous Trojan Wars took place in Western Turkey Truva town.
  • The first church built by man (St. Peter’s Church) is in Antioch (Antakya), Turkey.
  • The oldest known human settlement in Turkey is Catalhoyuk (7th Millennium B.C.)
  • Ephesus and Halicarnasus – two of the most famous places of the ancient world – are both in Turkey.
  • St. Nicholas, also known as Santa Clause, was born in Demre, on Turkey’s Mediterranean Coast.
  • Noah’s Ark landed on Mount Ararat (Agri Dagi) in Eastern Turkey.
  • The last meal on Noah’s Ark, a pudding of sweet and sour taste (Asure), is still served throughout Turkey.
  • The Turks were who introduced coffee to Europe.
  • The famous Dutch Tulip comes from Turkey.
  • The biggest city Istanbul is located on two continents.
  • Turkey is noted for having one of the three (together with French and Chinese) most famous and distinctive traditional cuisines in the world.
  • The First Ecumenical Council was held in Iznik, Turkey.
  • Anatolia is the birthplace of historic legends, Homer (the poet), King Midas, Heredotus (the father of history), St. Paul the Apostle and Santa Claus
  • Julius Caesar proclaimed his celebrated words, “Veni, Vidi, Vici (I came, I saw, I conquered)” in North Anatolia when he defeated the Pontus, a formidable kingdom in the Black Sea region of Turkey.
  • Female goddesses dominated the Central Anatolian pantheon for thousands of years before these supernatural powers were transformed to male gods.
  • The Hittites sold Abraham the cave where he buried his wife Sarah, when the Israelites came to Palestine.
  • Virgin Mary’s house where she spent her last days, situated on the top of Bülbüldag (Ephesus), is considered as a holy place for all religions.
  • Seven Churches of Revelation are all in Aegean Region in Turkey (Ephesus, Sardis, Tyatira, Pergamon, Philadelphia, Smyrna, Collosae).
  • Turkey houses one of the the richest flora and almost every year new plant species are gained to the world literature.
  • The Color “Turquoise” comes from the clean see color on the Aegean Cost in Turkey.
  • Antalya Museum was rewarded specially by European Council as the best museum 1988 in Europe.
  • In Antalya, in the spring time you can both ski in the mountains & swim on the coast.
  • UNESCO declares Pamukkale and Zelve Open Air Museum as world heritages.
  • The millennium stone at Sultanahmet square Istanbul was the zero meridian point of the world once upon a time.
  • Kasikci diamond one of the greatest piece of the world and is displayed in Topkapi Palace.
  • Three of the 10 remaining icons of the world and according to the belief of Orthodox, Jesus Christ’s cross which he was crucified are in Hagia Yorghi church.
  • Hereke which is in the world carpeting literature with the quality of the wool and silk rugs is in Izmit (Kocaeli) Turkey.
  • Homeland of Iskender Döner (Shorma/Gyro) which is very famous all around the world is Bursa Turkey.
  • The philosopher Aristotales lived in Assos for three years.
  • Lydia which is one of the greatest civilization lived in Anatolia has still got some remainings around Salihli (Sardis) and it’s the first civilization which coined money.
  • Virgin Mary’s House in Ephesus is visited by Pope the 6th Paul and Pope Jean Paul as well.
  • The world’s greatest amphora and glass collection is in Bodrum Museum in Bodrum Castle.
  • The Best preserved Roman Theater is located in Aspendos Antic City, Antalya, Turkey
  • The First University in History is in Harran, Turkey