Turkish History A-Z

Can you guess these people, places, and things from history of Turkey that start with each letter of the alphabet?
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A
Father of the modern Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
B
Dominant empire in the area before the Ottoman Empire
Byzantine Empire
C
War fought against Russia between 1853–56
Crimean War
D
Name for the followers of the Mevlevi Order
Whirling Dervish
E
Controversial president who has been accused of eroding democracy
since his election in 2014
Recep Tayyip
Erdoğan
F
Tassled red hat that takes its name from a Moroccan city
Fez
G
Failed ANZAC invasion site during WWI
Gallipoli
H
Museum that was turned into mosque in 2019
Hagia Sophia
I
Ancient Greek region in western coast of Anatolia
Ionia
J
Elite group of soldiers who where initially composed of kidnapped Christian
boys who were converted to Islam
Janissaries
K
This ethnic group has been suppressed by the Turkish government for several
years and were forbidden from using their language until 1991
Kurds
L
British adventurer who helped command the Arab Revolt against the Ottomans
T.E. Lawrence
M
This was ordered to protect the Turkish democracy by A - which it did via
several coups in 1960, 1971, 1980, 1993 and 1997
Military
N
Prize won by Orhan Pamuk in 2006
Nobel Prize in Literature
O
Train line that connected the Istanbul and Paris
Orient Express
P
Word that is similar to a British peerage or knight
Pasha
Q
Book that A wanted to be read in the Turkish language - but was refused
Quran
R
Country that declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1878
Romania
S
"Magnificent" sultan who ruled the Ottoman Empire at its Golden Age
Suleiman I
T
Ancient city that was home to Homer's "Iliad"
Troy
U
Only Islamic empire that controlled larger territories than the Ottomans
Umayyad Caliphate
V
Battle where "the Ottoman Turks ceased to be a menace to the Christian world"
Vienna
W
Huge number of Turkish workers immigrated to this country in the 1960s
West Germany
X
Persian ruler who completely conquered the modern-day Turkey in 547 BC
Xerxes
Y
Group of people that wanted to modernize and democratize the
Ottoman Empire in the early 1900s
Young Turks
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Level 40
Apr 29, 2021
actually Turkey dont let kurds use their language cause kurds fastly groupise and terrorise the villages they live