Turkey And Tulips

Everybody thinks that tulips come from Holland. In the 16th Century they were brought to Holland from Turkey, and quickly became widely popular. Today Tulips are cultivated in Holland in great numbers and in huge fields. Dutch bulbs, including tulips and daffodils, are exported all around the world so people thinks that it’s originated from…

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Turkish Mosaic

Turkey are decorated with elaborate mosaics. Haghia Sophia, “The Church of Holy Wisdom” in Istanbul, one of the world’s greatest architectural achievements, the Church of St. Saviour in Chora, and The Church of Haghia Sophia in Trabzon, situated on the Black Sea, a restored 13th-century Byzantine church that reverted to a mosque in 1577, are…

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Turkish Bazaar

Most Turkish bazaars were built over 650 years before construction on Wolfchase Galleria ever began. Many bazaars were built by sultans and other dignitaries during the Ottoman Empire, and were a part of mosque complexes. These buildings played an important role in the modernization of Ottoman trade. The world’s biggest emporium is the Covered Bazaar…

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Famous Turks

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk – (born 1881) Turkish army officer, statesman and the Founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey. He led to the liberation of the country and the establishment of the Republic of Turkey. Ahmet Necdet Sezer – (born September 13, 1941) Tenth President of the Republic of Turkey. The Grand National…

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Turkish National Anthem

Where turkish National Anthem is known as the “Star Spangled Banner”, , or The March of Independence. The “Istiklal Marsi” was officially adopted as Turkey’s National Anthem on March 12, 1921 (although the official music wasn’t adopted until 1932). A total of 724 poems were submitted to a competition organized to find and select the…

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The Flag of the Turkish Republic

The flag of Turkey consists of a white crescent moon and a star on a red background. The flag has a complex origin since it includes components of an ancient design, and proportional standardizations were also made with the Turkish Flag Law of 1936. The crescent and star are both generallynr egarded as Islamic symbols…

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Ataturk is the national hero of Turkey. He created the Republic of Turkey in 1923 out of the ashes ofthe Ottoman Empire, establishing a new government truly representative of the nation’s will. As its first President, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk stands as a towering figure of the 20th Century. Among the great leaders of history, few…

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About Turkey

There are also Christian and Jewish communities in Turkey. However, since the Turkish Republic was founded on secular (not religious) principles, religion does not seem to hold the significance that it does in other Muslim countries. The Turkish language is of Central Asian origin but uses the Latin alphabet. It has a natural vowel harmony…

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