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famous Trojan Wars took place in Western Turkey Truva town.
first church built by man (St. Peter's Church) is in Antioch (Antakya),
oldest known human settlement in Turkey is Catalhoyuk (7th Millennium B.C.)
and Halicarnasus - two of the most famous places of the ancient world -
are both in Turkey.
Nicholas, also known as Santa Clause, was born in Demre, on Turkey's
Ark landed on Mount Ararat (Agri Dagi) in Eastern Turkey.
last meal on Noah's Ark, a pudding of sweet and sour taste (Asure), is
still served throughout Turkey.
Turks were who introduced coffee to Europe.
famous Dutch Tulip comes from Turkey.
biggest city Istanbul is located on two continents.
is noted for having one of the three (together with French and Chinese)
most famous and distinctive traditional cuisines in the world.
First Ecumenical Council was held in Iznik, Turkey.
is the birthplace of historic legends, Homer (the poet), King Midas,
Heredotus (the father of history), St. Paul the Apostle and Santa Claus
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.
goddesses dominated the Central Anatolian pantheon for thousands
of years before these supernatural powers were transformed to male gods.
Hittites sold Abraham the cave where he buried his wife Sarah, when the
Israelites came to Palestine.
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.
Churches of Revelation are all in Aegean Region in Turkey (Ephesus,
Sardis, Tyatira, Pergamon, Philadelphia, Smyrna, Collosae).
houses one of the the richest flora and almost every year new plant
species are gained to the world literature.
Color "Turquoise" comes from the clean see color on the Aegean
Cost in Turkey.
Museum was rewarded specially by European Council as the best museum
1988 in Europe.
Antalya, in the spring time you can both ski in the mountains & swim
on the coast.
declares Pamukkale and Zelve Open Air Museum as world heritages.
millennium stone at Sultanahmet square Istanbul was the zero meridian
point of the world once upon a time.
diamond one of the greatest piece of the world and is displayed in Topkapi Palace.
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
which is in the world carpeting literature with the quality of the wool
and silk rugs is in Izmit (Kocaeli) Turkey.
of Iskender Döner (Shorma/Gyro) which is very famous all around the
world is Bursa Turkey.
philosopher Aristotales lived in Assos for three years.
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.
Mary's House in Ephesus is visited by Pope the 6th Paul and Pope Jean
Paul as well.
world's greatest amphora and glass collection is in Bodrum Museum in Bodrum Castle.
Best preserved Roman Theater is located in Aspendos Antic City, Antalya,
First University in History is in Harran, Turkey