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Turkey Country Quiz

Name these facts about the country of Turkey.
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Most populous city
Former name of the above
Capital city
Third largest city
Currency
Popular dessert
Turkish Delight
The father of modern Turkey
Most famous mosque (current)
Second-largest ethnic group
Highest mountain
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Four seas that border Turkey
Title for the leader of the Orthodox church
Peninsula on which most of Turkey lies
Meat cooked on a vertical spit
Doner Kebab
Empire that was dissolved in 1923
Title for the ruler of above
What a nazar amulet protects you from
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level 69
Feb 1, 2014
More accurate term for the "Popular Dessert" would be "THE BEST THING YOU'VE EVER TASTED" haha Love the quiz! Makes me want to go back to Turkey!
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level 60
Aug 1, 2017
Maybe just 'cause I've never been a fan of Turkish delight, but... baklava is more popular, I'd say. I know, you didn't say "most popular..."
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level 43
Aug 1, 2017
Its like eating Perfume :(
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level 56
Aug 3, 2017
Kebab is the best thing!
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level 60
Apr 28, 2014
Missed only two: the third biggest city and the question about the nazar amulet. For the latter I tried dark/black magic, devil(s), evil, evil thoughts... :-/ The dessert one is also hard - there are so many delicious things - baklava, khalva, tulumbas... Aaand my mouth is suddenly full of saliva. :D
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level 74
Aug 28, 2014
Mmmmm, I remember dipping my baklava into a Turkish coffee at the Grand Bazaar. The poor shop owner was looking at me like I was crazy.
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level 67
Oct 29, 2014
Better that than dipping your balaclava.
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level 43
Oct 29, 2014
Well, evil could be accepted or?
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level 71
Oct 29, 2014
I know the blue mosque is very famous but undoubtedly the hagia sofia is much moreso. It's as synonymous with Turkey as the Eiffel Tower is with France.
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level 45
Oct 29, 2014
According to Wikipedia, the Hagia Sophia is now a museum.
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level 72
Oct 29, 2014
But the clue didn't really specify a mosque currently in use, only the most famous. I agree with Kalbahamut, Hagia Sophia is much better known.
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level 48
Oct 29, 2014
Yup, it's gotta be the Hagia Sophia.
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Oct 29, 2014
Okay, I changed the clue to "most famous mosque (current)".
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level 32
Aug 26, 2015
Hagia Sothia was a christian church, not a mosque...
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level 71
May 16, 2016
It was converted into a mosque. And now serves as a museum.
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level 77
Oct 29, 2014
The Blue what? Never heard. Hagia Sofia on the other hand...
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level 69
Jul 11, 2015
Have just spent this evening among thousands of families picnicking in the park in the 300 metre gap between Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque - at 11pm!!! It's a Saturday night in Ramadan, so people only start eating at the 8.50pm sunset, and it's the most fun friendly atmosphere. The free concert (there's one every night this month) starts shortly at 11.30pm.
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level 52
Oct 29, 2014
any chance of accepting marmaris for one of the seas?
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level 65
Oct 29, 2014
Marmaris is a touristic town at the southwest of the Turkey and has no relation with the Marmara Sea.
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level 66
Oct 29, 2014
How about accepting "curses" for evil eye?
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level 72
Oct 29, 2014
Blue Mosque? Give me a break!
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level 61
Nov 20, 2015
Aka Sultan Ahmet Mosque...if you've ever lived there you'd know
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level 65
Oct 31, 2014
The Blue Mosque is great, and rightly features on this quiz.
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level 60
Oct 31, 2014
never heard about the Blue Mosque. but Haggia Sophia, definitively yes !
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level 60
Jan 16, 2015
i was trying bosphorus sea lol but that only borders istanbul and i didn't think the blue mosque was so famous because my hotel was so close to it so i saw it every day and never got fascinated lol
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level 71
May 16, 2015
It's a strait not a sea
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level 45
Feb 5, 2015
Not the higha sofia at all. It is a museum and is not used for worship plus it used to be a church.
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level 40
Mar 31, 2015
Got all of them from memory on my first try, with 2:26 remaining :D
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level 74
Apr 16, 2015
How about kebob for kebab?
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level 61
Nov 20, 2015
I've never seen it spelt 'kebob'...are you inventing new words? xD
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Nov 25, 2016
Kebob will work now
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level 47
Jul 22, 2015
Seriously nothing about the football teams? Turkey have some of the craziest fans in the world, should have included the Istanbul teams, Gala, Fenerbahce and Besiktas.
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level 54
Aug 1, 2017
Seriously nothing about what I want? It's all about me me me, isn't it...
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level 55
Jan 18, 2016
Should Byzantium also count as a former name of Istanbul?
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level 71
May 16, 2016
worked when I tried it.
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level 44
May 21, 2016
How many tried baklava? Missed that one...
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level 53
Aug 1, 2017
Is there only me was trying to think of which deserts were in Turkey? I gave up thinking I'm sure there aren't any
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level 54
Aug 1, 2017
I did too. Even then, I'm not sure I'd have described Turkish Delight as a dessert, it's more of a sweet/candy (that's how it's generally marketed in the UK).
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level 71
Aug 1, 2017
I think I learned at least 11 of these things when we had to do reports on different countries in 3rd or 4th grade and I picked Turkey... because the name was funny.
I remember bringing Turkish delight in for the class. Though I'd first tried it after reading about it in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. 2nd grade.
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level 50
Aug 1, 2017
How about just Mustafa or Ali Rıza for the father of modern Turkey? That was his real name. The nickname Kemal was given to him by his teacher (it means mature or perfect) and Atatürk (which means father of the Turks) was given to him as a surname by the parliament in 1934 after the family surname law. Before that he was also known as Mustafa Kemal Pasha, but none of these work, it only accepts "Atatürk".
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level 71
Aug 1, 2017
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk works
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