Living in Turkey is like the Wild Wild West with cell phones and the Internet. Opportunity knocks everywhere and almost everyone in the country hustles a living. They have to, their “safety net” is stitched pretty thin so if they fall very hard they will fall right through and there ain’t nothin’ but rocks underneath.
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) the present day Demre.
4 – Turkish women received the right 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, in the 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 Calendar.
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 Halicarnassus – Bodrum
Come see for yourself…