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Ten Facts About the Republic of Turkey

Modern day Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a country strategically located between Europe and Asia, and its leaders have an integral role on the world stage. The Asian part of Turkey was at one time called Asia Minor and was a part of the ancient Roman empire.  Later, Turkey became part of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Its historically religious, political and cultural significance, including the fact that its largest city was once the capital of three empires ~ Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman ~ should not be discounted or minimized.  The heritage of Turkey and its influence in today’s political and economic arena are intricately woven into world history and world affairs.

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  • He is revered as the founder of the Republic of Turkey and is also called the “Father of the Turks”.

    • Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
    • Fatih Sultan Mehmet
  • The founder of the Republic of Turkey was also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1934.

    • True
    • False
  • The current capital city of Turkey is _________.

    • Istanbul
    • Ankara
  • Istanbul was once the capital of three empires: Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman.

    • True
    • False
  • Istanbul was once historically known by this name.

    • Augusta Andronicus
    • Constantinople
  • “Turkey entered World War II in 1945 on the side of the Allies, who secured an agreement that Turkey would become a democracy.”

    • True
    • False
  • Even though Britain or the UK is trying to exit the EU (“Brexit”), Turkey wishes to be accepted as a member state of the European Union (EU).

    • True
    • False
  • NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is an international alliance between European and North American countries and Turkey is a member state.

    • True
    • False
  • Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Galata Tower are all famous buildings in Turkey; must-see places for any traveler or visitor. Which building is a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

    • Hagia Sophia
    • Blue Mosque
    • Topkapi Palace
    • Galata Tower
  • GoTurkeyTourism.com published a list of Turkey’s 10 most popular cities that attract tourists; 5 inland cities and 5 coastal cities. One of these cities was NOT on their list.

    • Ankara
    • Bursa
    • Cappadocia
    • Istanbul
    • Izmir

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