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Top 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).

6 - 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

9 - Tulips were introduced to Holland from
Anatolia by Ogier Ghiselinde Busbecq. He was
the ambassador of Charles V to Suleyman the
Magnificient in 1554.

10 - Two of the seven wonders of the world are
in Turkey;

- The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
- The Mausoleum at Halicarnasus - Bodrum


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