** Turkey is one of the few agriculturally
self-sufficient countries in the world.
** The last home and resting place of the virgin Mary (Mother Mary) was in Seljuk near Ephesus (Ephesus Archaeological Site). Now a sanctuary called the House of Mother Mary.
** St Nicholas, who became the symbol for Father Christmas, was actually born in Turkey
** Agatha Christie’s famous novel “Murder on the Orient Express” was written in Istanbul at the Pera Palas Hotel.