The founder: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk• Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic and its first President, stands as a towering figure of the 20th Century.• Atatürk was among the great leaders of history and he gave inspiration to the world at large.
Map of Turkey Ankara is the capital of Turkey Koray comes from Antalya
Turkey is a transcontinental country• Turkey is located on two continents: Asia and Europe.
Two of Seven Wonders is in Turkey• Two of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, The Temple of Artemis and Mausoleum of Halicarnasus are in Turkey.
Troy is in Turkey• The city of Troy, the site of the ancient Trojan Wars, is located in Western Turkey, where a replica of famous Trojan Horse exist.
Saint Nicholas was born in Turkey• St. Nicholas, who became famous as Santa Claus, was born in Demre on Turkey’s Meditaerraneoan coast.
Noah’s Ark landed in Turkey• According to legend, Noah’s Ark landed on Ağrı Dağı (Mount Ararat) in Eastern Turkey
Mozart composed the Turkish Rondo• The last movement of Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 11 is often heard on its own and is one of the best-known piano pieces.
Nasrettin Hodja• Nasreddin Hodja is Turkeys (and perhaps all of Islams) best- known trickster.• A Nasreddin story usually has a subtle humour and a pedagogic nature.
Nasrettin HodjaOne idle day, the villagers were contemplating philosophicalthoughts and deliberating the mysteries of the universe. Sincethey werent getting anywhere with their reflections, they decidedto solicit the wisdom of Nasreddin Hodja.`Hodja Effendi, they said, `you are a learned man, maybe you canshed a light on this puzzle. Where is the center of the earth?Nasreddin Hodja didnt skip a beat.`Right under the left front foot of my donkey. he said.`Hodja Effendi, protested the villagers, `that cant be right!`If you dont believe me, said The Hodja, `measure it foryourself!
Nasrettin HodjaAt the time of the Hodja, some clever and educated men were searching for an intelligent man, who could answer theirthree questions. They traveled through the whole world and then came to Akshehir. They asked:“Who is most intelligent man in this town?”Of course the people of the town brought the Hodja to the three men and they began to ask.“First question: Where is the central point of the world?”The Hodjas donkey was with him. So he pointed to his donkey.“Where the front legs of my donkey are, there is the middle point of the world.”“How can you prove that?” asked one of the men.“If you dont believe, you can measure it”, the Hodja said.Measuring did not seem a good idea to them, so they went on to the next question.“How many stars are on the sky?”The Hodja replied without hesitation:“As many as the hairs on my donkeys mane.”The three men laughed.“If you dont believe it,” said the Hodja. “you can count them.”The foreigners understood that they couldnt get a correct reply and one of them asked:“Can you say how many hairs are in your donkeys mane?”“Oh, yes”, said the Hodja. “There are exactly the same number of hairs as you have in your beard. Now dont tell me, thatyou dont believe that because I can prove it by pulling one hair from your beard and one from the donkeys mane. Whenwe pull each hair out one after the other, you can see at the end that there are the same number of hairs.”The three men went back to their country and told everyone that the cleverest man in the world lived in Akshehir.
Turkey is the first and only country toestablish a Children’s Day• Every year, on April 23rd, Turkey celebrates the Children’s day
Galatasaray is the biggest football teamin Turkey and is a European Champion Club
Turkey accounts for 75% of the globalhazelnut production• Nearly in every chocolate you eat there is hazelnut from Turkey inside…