Ten " Did you know ?
1 - Mt. Ararat (Noah's Ark) is located in Turkey.
2 - First Coinage in history was invented by the
Lydians in the 7th C BC, in Asia Minor.
3 - St. Nicholas known as Santa Claus, was born
and lived as bishop of Myra (Kale) in Turkey.
4 - Turkish women received the rights to vote
and to be elected to office in 1934, earlier than
Swiss, Greek, Italian and French women.
5 - St. Paul was born in Tarsus, southern part
of Turkey and undertook most of his missionary
journeys in Anatolia (Asia Minor).
- The Seven Churches of Revelation are all
located in Turkey; Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum,
Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelpia and Laodicea.
7 - Turkey is the largest producer of hazelnuts
in the world.
8 - Turkey uses the Latin Alphabet and Gregorian
- Tulips were introduced to Holland from
Anatolia by Ogier Ghiselinde Busbecq. He was
the ambassador of Charles V to Suleyman the
Magnificient in 1554.
- Two of the seven wonders of the world are
- The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
- The Mausoleum at Halicarnasus - Bodrum