21 Information you may not know about Turkey
Turkey is one of the richest countries in the world culturally, historically and geographically in the world, making it ranked sixth among the best tourist destinations in the world. But despite Turkey’s wide popularity, there is some information that the reader may not know about.
- Turkey has 82,693 mosques, the largest number of mosques in one country in the world. Most Turkish mosques are located in Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city. The most important of these mosques is the Blue Mosque, which is one of the most important tourist attractions in Turkey.
- Turkey is the largest manufacturer and exporter of hazelnuts in the world. There is a great global demand for Turkish nuts because it is the world’s finest. Turkey produces 70% of the world’s output and exports 80% of its output
- There is a special association between Turkey and Australia, despite the vast distance between them. Nearly 70,000 Australians have Turkish roots. According to Australia’s 2016 census, about 33,000 Australian children were born in Turkey.
- There are common denominators between Adana and Sydney. The two cities celebrate the Battle of Gunnkala in 1915, one of the major battles of the First World War and the last victories of the Ottoman Empire against Allied states that included Australia. Many Turks and Australians celebrate the event in Gallipoli each year.
- One common misconception is that the Netherlands is the home of the Tulip or Tulip. It is true that the Turks discovered the Tulip in the tenth century AD, Turkey was the first country to plant, and then introduced to Europe in the seventeenth century.
- The Anatolia region of Turkey has been growing cherry fruit since 72 BC. The cherry then made his way to Rome later.
- The dessert of the throat is the oldest Turkish dessert dating from 500 years ago. These were the favorites of Napoleon Bonaparte and Winston Churchill. It was the habit of the international painter Pablo Picasso to deal with during his break from work
- One of the most exciting things about Turkey is Noah’s dessert known as Ashuraa. The origin of these Turkish sweets is said to be attributed to the family of Prophet Noah. Myths say that when the Noah’s Ark reached a safe place near the Ararat mountain in northeastern Turkey and fled the flood, Noah’s family celebrated a special kind of grain, nuts and fruit, which later became known as Noah’s Candy.
- Turkish cuisine has been greatly influenced by Middle Eastern, Balkan and Central Asian cuisine. Ottoman chefs enriched Turkish food with ingredients such as nuts, garlic, cumin, lentils, peppermint, peppers and sweet peppers.
- Among the seven ancient historical wonders of the world are two in Turkey, the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, and the second the tomb of Hallicarnassus.
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites include 15 heritage sites in Turkey’s tourist attractions, the largest number of sites in the world. These include: the walls of Diyarbakir, Hussal Gardens, Ephesus, the Grand Mosque, Sultan Sulaiman II Mosque, Chattal Hoyok City, Troida, Pamukkale Springs and the historic city of Leyton.
- Interesting facts about Turkey are that traditional Turkish baths are not Turkish at all. Turkish baths were designed after Roman and Byzantine baths dating back to the 7th century.
- The Turkish coast consists of 383 beaches and 21 berths according to international environmental standards. Turkey’s beaches rank third in the world. Of these, there are 197 beaches in the Mediterranean resort of Antalya. Antalya boasts that most of its beaches have a blue beach flag.
- St. Nicholas Mira, universally known as Santa Claus, was a Christian diocese in the city of Liqia, which was part of the Byzantine Empire in historical times and is now located in Turkey.
- Turkey is one of the largest centers of biodiversity in the world. It is home to about 10,000 species of plants out of 13,000 species in Europe. Turkey has the largest variety of birds among Eurasia countries. There are 9,000 species of flowers, while the entire Europe has 11,500 species of flowers. Turkey is reported to discover a new plant every 10 days.
- The tarbush was part of the Turkish national identity and the pride and pride of the Turks, until the order to ban it was issued on 30 August 1925.
- Turkey is the first country in the world to build an underground mosque at a depth of 7 meters from the surface. The Sanjaklar Mosque is located in Istanbul, and the mosque has won first place among religious places around the world in the International Architecture Competition.
- The Gubikli summit, located on the highest hill in a mountainous location in southeastern Anatolia, is the oldest religious temple built by humans since 11,600 years ago. It is the finest and oldest example of mountain architecture in the world.
- There is no desert in Turkey, and camels are clearly not indigenous animals.
- The name Julius Caesar is historically associated with Turkey. His famous phrase “Vini, Vidi, Vici”, which means “I came, saw, invaded” when he conquered the kingdom of Pnotus in the Black Sea region of Turkey.
- Another less known fact about Turkey is that many Turks drink at least 10 cups of tea a day. The Europeans condemn their culture in coffee to Turkey, because Turkey introduced coffee to Europe in the fifteenth century.
Source: Turk Press