Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a Eurasian country, located mostly on the Anatolia in Western Asia and on East Thrace in Southeastern Europe. Its habitants are turks and the country's official language is Turkish, which is spoken by approximately 85% of the population as mother tongue.

Turkey is divided into seven census regions: Marmara, Aegean, Black Sea, Central Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia, Southeastern Anatolia and the Mediterranean. Turkey has a 73.639.596 habitants and Its total area is 783,562 sq km.

Its capital city is Ankara but the historical capital is Istambul, and other important cities are  İzmir, Bursa, Adana, and Trabzon. The Turkish currency is called The lira (Turkish: Türk Lirası)


-The famous Trojan Wars took place in Western Turkey, around the site where the -Trojan horse rests today.
-The first church built by man (St. Peter’s Church) is in Antioch (Antakya), Turkey.
-The last meal on Noah’s Ark, a pudding of sweet and  sour taste (asure), is still served throughout Turkey.
-Istanbul is the only city in the world built on two continents.

Famous Turks include: Sertab Erener, she is a singer who won the 2003 Eurovision,  Emre Aydin, who won the MTV Video Music Awards 2008 in ``Europe´s Favourite Act´´, Mehmet Okur, is the first Turkish NBA cahmpio in 2004 with Detroit Pistons and also the first Turkish baketball player who was chosen to NBA All Star team... etc


A speciality breakfast dish in Turkey is Menemen, it is a combination of scrambled egg with a mix of onion, tomatoes and green peppers.

 The element of Turkish cuisine that has been most widely exported and is therefore best   known throughout the world is probably the kebab. 

Another meat dish with considerable prominence in Turkish cuisine is the kofta. It is, in its simplest form, a meatball or meatloaf made up of minced lamb or beef and a mix of spices.

Finally, I would like to live at least once in my life in Turkey because I like to experience new cultures and new people with different traditions.

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