Did you know? Facts about Turkey

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…

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