Trivia about Turkey-by Archaeologous

** Anatolia was settled by Greeks from the Ionian region of Attica, and which was the "home" of the classical Greek Ionic columns. 

**  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.