The Flag of The Republic of Turkey
In a war there occurs a blood puddle with the dead
Turkish soldiers’ blood. This is represented by colour red
and the white crescent and star represents the reflection
of the moon and star on the puddle in the time. And the
crescent is the symbol of Islam.
The Presidential Seal
The 16 stars represent the 16 Turkish states in our
Capital : Ankara
Largest City : İstanbul ( 13,85 million )
Money: Turkish lira
What is Turkey Famous for?
The country of Turkey is famous for the story of the Trojan horse, and is also said to be the place where the
biblical Ark of Noah landed after sailing for forty days. This country is also known for having the earliest
known human settlement, which is said to date back to about 7,000 BC. Turkey is also well known for
Istanbul, sits in two continents, namely Asia and Europe.
Where is Turkey On Map?
Turkey functions as a bridge between Asia and Europea
The country is encircled by seas on three sides:
the Aegean Sea to the west, the Black Sea to the north and
the Mediterranean Sea to the south.
Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Bulgaria to the northwest; Greece to the west;
Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the
SOME INFORMATION ABOUT TURKEY
Political Structure :Parliamentary democracy
: Council of Europe, NATO,
OECD, BSEC, OIC, and many other international
NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
BSEC: Black Sea Economic Cooperation
OIC : Organization of the Islamic Conference
Manavgat is a town and district of the Antalya Province in Turkey, 72 km (45 mil) from the city of Antalya.
The Manavgat River has a waterfall near the town.
Between the Taurus Mountains to the north, and the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean coast, much of the
district is surrounded by a flat plain. This is mostly fertile farmland and agriculture is well-developed in
Manavgat, keeping livestock and growing crops including grains, sesame and many fruits and vegetables; in
recent years olives have also been planted. There is no industry except for food-processing, so apart from
agriculture the local economy depends on tourism.
The mountains are covered with forests and typical Mediterranean shrubs, there are small plains higher in the
mountains too, traditionally used for summer grazing by the yörük nomads. Manavgat has a Mediterranean
climate of hot, dry summers and warm, wet winters; the temperature rarely drops to freezing. The district is
irrigated by the Manavgat River, and has two dams for hydro-electric power.
The ancient cities of Side and Selge date
back to the 6th century BC. Manavgat was
taken over by the Seljuk Turks in 1220 and
the Ottoman Empire in 1472.
With 64 kilometres (40 mi) of hot, sunny coastline, much of it sandy beaches, with a long river and the
waterfall, well-protected countryside including mountains and forests, Manavgat has an important
tourist industry. There is plenty of accommodation on the coastline and many places to explore
including historical sites, rivers, streams and caves. And there is the sea itself including the odd
experience of swimming from fresh water into the salt sea at the rivermouth. Predictably the cuisine
includes fish from the Mediterranean.
The huge influx of visitors every year is changing the shape of traditionally Islamic Manavgat
considerably; there are bars, discos, and all kinds of youth culture which 20 years ago would
have been unthinkable. The villages of Kumköy and Ilıca on the coast are particularly lively.
Özel Başarı Bilim Anadolu Lisesi is a newly founded private
secondary school of approximately 100 students aged between
15 and 18 in Manavgat/Antalya (which is a popular tourist city
in the Mediterranean Region of Turkey.) All the parents here
want their children to speak at least two languages because
the main source of income in Manavgat is tourism. We also
have a lot of foreign students whose families have migrated
from different countries in Europe. We continue teaching
English and German to our students who started learning
English in the nursery class and German in the third grade
when they become our students in the ninth grade.
As a school we are really interested in international
organisations in which our students can participate and in that
way can increase their knowledge about other European
nations as well as their own cultural heritage. We also believe
that these international organizations give our students a great
chance to improve their language skills.
With this project we also aim to develop the knowledge and
skills for teamwork and also to work with modern means of
communication, to create respect and increased interest in
these communicative techniques, by sharing experience and
cultural exchange with the other partners.