Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Interesting facts about Turkey

We hereby present you with a list of things that you most likely did not know about Turkey:

Number 1

Istanbul is the only city that is present in both Asia and Europe. The two sides of the city are connected by 2 bridges with a third under construction.

Number 2Noah’s Ark stranded on Mount Ararat (Agri Dagi) which is located in Eastern Turkey cose to the Iranian border. The mountain is the highest peak in Turkey and is 5166m high.
The site can be visited and by using a great deal of imagination the actual remains of the Ark are visible. 

Number 3
Turkey introduced coffee to Europe in the 1500’s when the Ottoman Empire introduced coffee beans to the Italian people. Coffee houses soon became a very familiar site throughout Europe. 

Number 4
Turks answer their phones with ‘My Master?’ instead of Hello. (They say "Efendim").

Number 5
Turkey is the third largest country in the world to use Facebook. Couple of years ago Turkey’s usage of Facebook was very low. Nowadays it has an astonishing 14 million users.

Number 6

Turkey is agriculturally self-sufficient, and does not rely on food imports.
Also Turkey is responsible for 80% of the world’s hazelnut exports.

Number 7
Saint Nicholas (who we know as Santa Claus) lived in Turkey, but Turks don't celebrate Christmas

Number 8
Most Turks drink 10 or more cups of tea a day.

Number 9
Three percent of Turkey is in Europe.  The other 97% is in Asia.

Number 10
Turkish is an agglutinative language, meaning that base words get lots of affixes and suffixes, making them longer and longer.
Supposedly the longest word in Turkish is: "Cekoslovakyalilastiramadiklarimizdanmissiniz", meaning, "You are said to be one of those that we couldn't manage to convert to a Czechoslovak."

Number 11
Turks gave the Dutch their famous tulips.

Number 12
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