Brief Facts About Turkey

Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires.

Capital: Ankara
Currency: Turkish lira
Continent: Europe, Asia
Ethnic groups: Turks; Kurds; Arabs; Laz; various others

Did you Know:

Santa Claus is from Turkey.

Ever since Turkey became the Republic of Turkey after World War One, the country has been a parliamentary democracy.

Turkey has one of the world’s oldest and biggest malls.

The seeds of agriculture were first sown in Turkey.

The first Christian Church to be built by man was in Antioch, Turkey

It’s home to some of the most important sites in Christendom: Turkey’s population may be 99% Muslim, but these lands draw tens of thousands of Christian pilgrims each year.

Turkey is the center of the world.

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