Turkey is a popular tourist destination and home to over ten World Heritage Sites. Geographically, Turkey sits in two continents, Europe and Asia, although around 97% of it’s land area is on the Asian side. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and is the third most populous urban area in Europe. But it is not the capital, Ankara is in fact the capital of Turkey.
Sunday 9 May
- Mother’s Day
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- Father's Day
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Istanbul ancient city is mostly located on the Asian continent, but a few percentages of the total city area is also located in Europe, which makes it unique since it’s built on two continents.
You might already know that 99% of Turks are Muslims. But you probably didn’t know that there are as many as 82 693 Mosques in the country. It is known fact that Turkey has been home for three major religions in the world – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Turkey’s history of religious tolerance is exemplary.
St. Nicholas, which is commonly referred to as the Santa Claus wasn’t born in the North Pole, but in Patara in the Southwestern part of Turkey.
The ancient city of Troy was located in modern day Turkey.
It’s estimated that Turks consume 3 kilos of tea per person a year. So, if you visit Turkey, then you shouldn’t miss out on a traditional tea experience!
Internationally, the Döner kebab is probably the most famous, but in Turkey, they have several kinds of kebab. Coffee was introduced to Europe by the Turks. Turkish food is spread worldwide and has inspired dishes for thousands of years.