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THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN THE WORLD : FACTS ABOUT TURKEY, THE CRADLE OF CIVILIZATIONS

 


TURKEY : AN OPEN MUSEUM

TURKEY : AN OPEN MUSEUM

Anatolia is one of the earliest settlements with the largest neolithic human settlement

(Çatalhöyük 7000 BC)

Homeland of many empires from the Sumerians to the Hittites,

the Lydians to the Byzantines,

and the Seljuks to the Ottomans

Two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are in Turkey

(The Temple of Artemis and

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus)

The city of Troy is located in Western Turkey

Mark Anthony gave Cleopatra part of Turkey's southwestern shores as a wedding gift

Aesop the fame teller of fables was born in Anatolia

Anatolia was producing wines as early as 4000 BC

The rich Turkish cuisine is the heritage of those civilizations

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        MODERN TURKEY       

Republic of Turkey is founded under the leadership of

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

The only

democratic, secular nation

in the world with a majority of its population being of the Islamic faith adopting human rights and gender equity in universal forms, despite ups and downs to date and today

 

One of the pioneers for recognition of women's rights to vote and be elected in 1930 (early before France, Italy and others)

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TURKEY

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Welcome to TURKEY Website

which is still under construcion

TURKEY is NOT AT THE CENTER of the WORLD...

IT JUST HAPPENS TO BE THERE

while the world’s economic center of gravity is shifting towards East.

TURKEY’s geographic location will remain the same

so does its geopolitical standing

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TURKEY TODAY & ISTANBUL

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TURKEY

On the Cross-roads

GDP (PPP) 1,756 Billion (Est.2017) 18th Largest Economy in the World

GDP (Nominal) 861 Billion (Est.2015)

GDP Growth 3.3% (Est. 2016)

GDP per Capita Est.USD 22,000 (PPP), Est.USD 10,000 (Nominal),

783,562 Km2, Coastline Appr. 7,200 Km

Population 80 Million (Est.2016), World's 18th Most Populated Country

Urban Population %73.4 (2015)

Labor Force over 30 Million, Unemployment 9.8% (Est.2016)

Budget Revenues USD 184 Billion, Deficit 2% (Est.2016)

Public Debt 32.7% (Est.2016), External Debt USD 410 Billion (Est.2016)

Exports USD 150 Billion, Imports USD 198 Billion, 30th and 22nd in the World

6th Most Popular Tourist Destinations in the World (2015)

Member of UN

Member of NATO

G-20 Member

Member of EU Customs Union

Turkey - Economic Indicators, Trading Economics

Statistics bt TCMB (Central Bank of Turkey)

Turkey : One of the Fastest Growing Economies in the World-2012, DEIK

 

 

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ISTANBUL

Located on two Continents - Capital of four Empires

''IF THE EARTH WAS ONE STATE, ISTANBUL WOULD BE ITS CAPITAL''

Napolean Bonaparte

Istanbul historically known as Constantinople and Byzantium, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural, and historic center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus Strait (which separates Europe and Asia) between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea.

With a population of over 15 million residents Istanbul is one of the world's most populous cities and ranks as the world's 7th-largest city proper and the largest European city.

Istanbul served as an imperial capital for almost 16 centuries, during the Roman and Byzantine (330-1204 and 1261-1453), the Latin (1204-1261), and the Ottoman (1453-1922) empires.

Istanbul was instrumental in the advancement of Christianity during Roman and Byzantine times, before the Ottomans conquered the city in 1453 and transformed it into an Islamic stronghold and the seat of the Ottoman Caliphate, which later continued to be the commercial hub of Republic of Turkey after Ankara is declared as the Capital.

Ref. Istanbul, Wikipedia

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is a 550 years old covered Shopping Mall with 22 entrances, 64 streets, over 4,000 shops where over 25,000 people work.

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TURKEY : HUB OF RELIGIONS

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TURKEY : HUB OF RELIGIONS

 Early Christians escaping Roman persecution sheltered in the caves of Cappadocia nearly 2000 years ago

The first Christian Church in Turkey St. Pierre’s Church in Antioch

The first synagogue in Anatolia was built in 1324

 Jews forced to leave their lands all over the world received  as refugee in the Ottoman Empire and Turkish Republic since 1376

According to Christianity, pilgrims travelling the route of the seven holy churches in Turkey to have fulfilled their duty of pilgrimage

Prophet Abraham was in Urfa,

Noah’s Ark landed in Ağrı (Mt.Ararat)

St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) was born in Demre (on Turkey’s Mediterrenean Coast),

The Last home of Virgin Mary is in Ephesus, Izmir

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