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1.       kurtlovesgrunge
1435 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 04:45 pm

Modern Turkey

-Turkey is the only secular Muslim country among all the Muslim countries in the world.

-In 1923 the democratic Republic of Turkey was established under the leadership of Kemal Atatürk.

-Turkey is a young country in more ways than one: over two-thirds of the Turkish population is under age thirty.

-Turkey is physically one of the highest countries in the world, the average height is 6,000 feet.

-Turkey is one of the few agriculturally self-sufficient countries in the world.

-More than two-thirds of Turkey´s borders are coastline, these stretch for fully 6,000 km (3,730 miles) along the Aegean, eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea.

-Turkey is one of the riches countries in species of flowers due to its varied landscape and climate.  There are approximately 9,000 species of which 3,000 are native.  In Europe there are only 11,500 species.

-Turks introduced coffee to Europe.

-Tradition in Turkey says that a stranger at one’s doorstep is considered "God’s guest" for at least three days.

-Turkey is noted for having one of the three most famous and distinctive traditional cuisines in the world.

Turkish History

-The Turkish people trace their ethnic origins to a group of Ural-Altaic tribes who were located in the 2nd c. BC in what is today Mongolia.  

-Esperanto is based on the structure of the Turkish language.

-The majority of Turks were converted to Islam in the 9th c. AD. 

-The Ottoman Navy brought the Jewish people who were expelled from Spain to safety in the Ottoman lands in 1492.

-Tulips are not native to Holland.  They were actually introduced from Anatolia in the 16th c.

-The famous Trojan Wars took place in Western Turkey, around the site where the Trojan horse rests today.


Christian History in Turkey

 

 

 

-The first church built by man (St. Peter’s Church) is in Antioch (Antakya), Turkey.

-St. Paul was born in Tarsus (located in southern Turkey).  His missionary journeys signalled the arrival of Christianity in Asia Minor from 47 AD.

-Christianity first bloomed in Anatolia with the first church of Christianity dedicated to St. Peter in Antioch.

-Early Christians fleeing from Roman persecution found refuge in Cappadocia´s underground cities.

-Anatolia became the heartland of the eastern realm of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire.

-The Greek Orthodox church is still located in Istanbul.

-The Garden of Eden was said to be watered by a river which separated into four streams as it left the garden.   Two of them, the Tigris and the Euphrates, are found in the  mountains of eastern Turkey.

-Mount Ararat, the highest mountain in Turkey, is believed to be the place where Noah´s Ark landed. 

-The Seven Churches of the Apocalypse were all located in Anatolia -  Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.

-St. Nicholas - today´s Santa Claus, was born in Patara (next to Kalkan) and lived as the bishop of Myra in Demre (also near Kalkan).  

-Followers of Jesus were first called "Christians" in today´s Antakya.

-All Ecumenical Councils were held in western Anatolia.The First Ecumenical Council was held in Iznik, Turkey.

-Over one hundred Christian churches of many different sects are found in the city of Istanbul. 

Ancient History in Turkey

-The oldest known human settlement is in Catalhoyuk, Turkey (7th Millenium B.C.)

-"Anatolia" means "east" in Greek.  In the Turkish language it means "the land full of mothers".

-The oldest known shipwreck was excavated near Kaş (a coastal town next to Kalkan).

-King Midas, son of Gordius, the last and the most famous of the Phrygian kings, ruled over the whole of Asia Minor in the 6th century BC.

-Writing was first used by people in ancient Anatolia. The first clay tablets in the ruins of Assyrian Karum (Merchant Colony) date back to 1950 B.C.

-Many city names originated in Anatolia such as Philadelphia, Paris, Antioch, Troy and the continental name "Europe". 

-Alexander the Great embarked on a campaign against the Persians in 334 BC crossing the Dardanelles, occupying Gordium (this is where the fabled cutting of the Gordian knot took place) and defeating Darius the Third.

-Two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World stood in Anatolia -  the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.  

-The words "Veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered)" were said by Julius Caesar when he went to Anatolia in 47 BC.

-The Lycian federal system of government with proportional representation was used as a model by the authors of the United States constitution.

-Noah’s Ark landed on Mount Ararat (Agri Dagi) in Eastern Turkey.  

-The last meal on Noah’s Ark, a pudding of sweet and  sour taste (asure), is still served throughout Turkey.

-Female goddesses like Cybele dominated the Central Anatolian  pantheon for thousands of years before these supernatural powers were transformed to male gods.

2.       serhattugral
210 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 05:03 pm

It will be safer to add your personal comment to this article before you get in a trouble like non adders their opinions got in.

3.       doudi94
845 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 05:07 pm

 

Quoting kurtlovesgrunge

Modern Turkey

-Turkey is the only secular Muslim country among all the Muslim countries in the world.

-In 1923 the democratic Republic of Turkey was established under the leadership of Kemal Atatürk.

-Turkey is a young country in more ways than one: over two-thirds of the Turkish population is under age thirty.

-Turkey is physically one of the highest countries in the world, the average height is 6,000 feet.

-Turkey is one of the few agriculturally self-sufficient countries in the world.

-More than two-thirds of Turkey´s borders are coastline, these stretch for fully 6,000 km (3,730 miles) along the Aegean, eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea.

-Turkey is one of the riches countries in species of flowers due to its varied landscape and climate. There are approximately 9,000 species of which 3,000 are native. In Europe there are only 11,500 species.

-Turks introduced coffee to Europe.

-Tradition in Turkey says that a stranger at one’s doorstep is considered "God’s guest" for at least three days.

-Turkey is noted for having one of the three most famous and distinctive traditional cuisines in the world.

Turkish History

-The Turkish people trace their ethnic origins to a group of Ural-Altaic tribes who were located in the 2nd c. BC in what is today Mongolia.

-Esperanto is based on the structure of the Turkish language.

-The majority of Turks were converted to Islam in the 9th c. AD.

-The Ottoman Navy brought the Jewish people who were expelled from Spain to safety in the Ottoman lands in 1492.

-Tulips are not native to Holland. They were actually introduced from Anatolia in the 16th c.

-The famous Trojan Wars took place in Western Turkey, around the site where the Trojan horse rests today.


Christian History in Turkey

 

 

 

-The first church built by man (St. Peter’s Church) is in Antioch (Antakya), Turkey.

-St. Paul was born in Tarsus (located in southern Turkey). His missionary journeys signalled the arrival of Christianity in Asia Minor from 47 AD.

-Christianity first bloomed in Anatolia with the first church of Christianity dedicated to St. Peter in Antioch.

-Early Christians fleeing from Roman persecution found refuge in Cappadocia´s underground cities.

-Anatolia became the heartland of the eastern realm of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire.

-The Greek Orthodox church is still located in Istanbul.

-The Garden of Eden was said to be watered by a river which separated into four streams as it left the garden. Two of them, the Tigris and the Euphrates, are found in the mountains of eastern Turkey.

-Mount Ararat, the highest mountain in Turkey, is believed to be the place where Noah´s Ark landed.

-The Seven Churches of the Apocalypse were all located in Anatolia - Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.

-St. Nicholas - today´s Santa Claus, was born in Patara (next to Kalkan) and lived as the bishop of Myra in Demre (also near Kalkan).

-Followers of Jesus were first called "Christians" in today´s Antakya.

-All Ecumenical Councils were held in western Anatolia.The First Ecumenical Council was held in Iznik, Turkey.

-Over one hundred Christian churches of many different sects are found in the city of Istanbul.

Ancient History in Turkey

-The oldest known human settlement is in Catalhoyuk, Turkey (7th Millenium B.C.)

-"Anatolia" means "east" in Greek. In the Turkish language it means "the land full of mothers".

-The oldest known shipwreck was excavated near Kaş (a coastal town next to Kalkan).

-King Midas, son of Gordius, the last and the most famous of the Phrygian kings, ruled over the whole of Asia Minor in the 6th century BC.

-Writing was first used by people in ancient Anatolia. The first clay tablets in the ruins of Assyrian Karum (Merchant Colony) date back to 1950 B.C.

-Many city names originated in Anatolia such as Philadelphia, Paris, Antioch, Troy and the continental name "Europe".

-Alexander the Great embarked on a campaign against the Persians in 334 BC crossing the Dardanelles, occupying Gordium (this is where the fabled cutting of the Gordian knot took place) and defeating Darius the Third.

-Two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World stood in Anatolia - the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.

-The words "Veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered)" were said by Julius Caesar when he went to Anatolia in 47 BC.

-The Lycian federal system of government with proportional representation was used as a model by the authors of the United States constitution.

-Noah’s Ark landed on Mount Ararat (Agri Dagi) in Eastern Turkey.

-The last meal on Noah’s Ark, a pudding of sweet and sour taste (asure), is still served throughout Turkey.

-Female goddesses like Cybele dominated the Central Anatolian pantheon for thousands of years before these supernatural powers were transformed to male gods.

No facts about the ottomans?!?!

 

4.       Trudy
7887 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 05:40 pm

 

Quoting kurtlovesgrunge

Turkish History

Tulips are not native to Holland.  They were actually introduced from Anatolia in the 16th c.

 

They are not Dutch, I know  but they are not only Turkish as well: The tulip, or "Lale" (from Persian لاله, lâleh) as it is called in Turkey, is a flower indigenous to Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey and other parts of Central Asia.

 

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip 

5.       tamikidakika
1346 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 06:05 pm

 

Quoting kurtlovesgrunge

Modern Turkey

-Turkey is the only secular Muslim country among all the Muslim countries in the world.

 

eh, just one of the widespread western lies about Turkey, and surprisingly even the Turks believe this crap. The truth is all the Turkic countries you can name are both Muslim and secular.

6.       gencturk
326 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 08:56 pm

 

Quoting serhattugral

It will be safer to add your personal comment to this article before you get in a trouble like non adders their opinions got in.

 

haha {#lang_emotions_lol} +1

7.       Trudy
7887 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 09:06 pm

 

Quoting tamikidakika

Quoting kurtlovesgrunge

Modern Turkey

-Turkey is the only secular Muslim country among all the Muslim countries in the world.

 

eh, just one of the widespread western lies about Turkey, and surprisingly even the Turks believe this crap. The truth is all the Turkic countries you can name are both Muslim and secular.

 

Advice: search on wiki for ´Turkic´ and then to each of the listed groups. Very much information about ´strong´ Islam, little about liberalism. (Oops, sorry, wiki are of course western lies, I forgot.)

 

 

8.       doudi94
845 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 09:10 pm

 

Quoting Trudy

Advice: search on wiki for ´Turkic´ and then to each of the listed groups. Very much information about ´strong´ Islam, little about liberalism. (Oops, sorry, wiki are of course western lies, I forgot.)

 

yeah, i also noticed that about wiki also!

9.       lady in red
6947 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 09:13 pm

 

Quoting serhattugral

It will be safer to add your personal comment to this article before you get in a trouble like non adders their opinions got in.

Quoting gencturk

haha {#lang_emotions_lol} +1

 

Haha!  Çok komik!

10.       tamikidakika
1346 posts
 27 Aug 2008 Wed 09:26 pm

 

Quoting Trudy

Advice: search on wiki for ´Turkic´ and then to each of the listed groups. Very much information about ´strong´ Islam, little about liberalism. (Oops, sorry, wiki are of course western lies, I forgot.)

 


The current independent Turkic countries are Azerbaijan, Turkey, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Can you tell us which ones of these countries are non-secular?but If you can`t point out one, I will ask you to admit that what is argued is a Western lie as I say.

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