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Turkey Country Quiz

Name these facts about the country of Turkey.
Last updated: November 04, 2018
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Most populous city
Istanbul
Former name of the above
Constantinople
Capital city
Ankara
Third largest city
Izmir
Currency
Turkish Lira
Popular dessert
Turkish Delight
The father of modern Turkey
Mustafa Kemal
Atatürk
Most famous mosque (current)
Blue Mosque
Second-largest ethnic group
Kurds
Highest mountain
Mount Ararat
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Four seas that border Turkey
Aegean Sea
Black Sea
Sea of Marmara
Mediterranean Sea
Title for the leader of the Orthodox church
Patriarch
Peninsula on which most of Turkey lies
Anatolia
Meat cooked on a vertical spit
Doner Kebab
Empire that was dissolved in 1923
Ottoman Empire
Title for the ruler of above
Sultan
What a nazar amulet protects you from
Evil Eye
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level 71
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 67
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 46
Aug 1, 2017
Its like eating Perfume :(
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level 60
Aug 3, 2017
Kebab is the best thing!
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level 76
Jan 28, 2018
Are you Edmund Pevensie?
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level 65
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 76
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 71
Oct 29, 2014
Better that than dipping your balaclava.
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level 44
Oct 29, 2014
Well, evil could be accepted or?
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level 76
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 53
Oct 29, 2014
According to Wikipedia, the Hagia Sophia is now a museum.
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level 75
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 ∞
Oct 29, 2014
Okay, I changed the clue to "most famous mosque (current)".
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level 76
May 16, 2016
It was converted into a mosque. And now serves as a museum.
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level 81
Oct 29, 2014
The Blue what? Never heard. Hagia Sofia on the other hand...
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level 72
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 62
Mar 6, 2018
I know now that the Hagia Sophia is not a mosque anymore, but it is still the most famous mosque. I thought current meant still standing and still exists, which the Hagia Sophia is. Please delete the question or change the clue to something like "The most famous mosque which is still used as a mosque", because many people will be confused if you do not.
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level 57
Oct 29, 2014
any chance of accepting marmaris for one of the seas?
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level 68
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 75
Oct 29, 2014
Blue Mosque? Give me a break!
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level 66
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
never heard about the Blue Mosque. but Haggia Sophia, definitively yes !
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level 64
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 76
May 16, 2015
It's a strait not a sea
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level 46
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 76
Apr 16, 2015
How about kebob for kebab?
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level 66
Nov 20, 2015
I've never seen it spelt 'kebob'...are you inventing new words? xD
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level ∞
Nov 25, 2016
Kebob will work now
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level 69
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 56
Aug 1, 2017
Seriously nothing about what I want? It's all about me me me, isn't it...
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level 58
Jan 18, 2016
Should Byzantium also count as a former name of Istanbul?
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level 76
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 56
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 76
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 47
May 7, 2018
Isn't Turkey located on two peninsulas, Anatolia and Thrace?
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level 60
Aug 6, 2018
"most of Turkey"
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level 60
Aug 6, 2018
Can Mustafa Kemal be accepted? Ataturk is a title, and is not actually his name.
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level 52
Feb 26, 2019
Hmm not sure that the Aegean archipelagos is seen as a separate 'sea' than the Mediterranean.
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level 62
Mar 24, 2019
Surprised that so many people weren’t able to guess patriarch.
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