Turkey is the only country in the world that is located on two continents - Europe and Asia.
Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, was once known as Constantinople and was the capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires.
Turkey is home to the world's oldest known human settlement, the ancient city of Çatalhöyük, which dates back over 9,000 years.
The country is the world's largest producer of hazelnuts, accounting for over 70% of global production.
Turkey has the world's highest number of historic and archaeological sites, with over 80,000 registered monuments and ruins.
The Turkish language is a member of the Turkic language family and is spoken by over 80 million people worldwide.
Turkey is home to the famous hot air balloon rides over Cappadocia, a unique geological formation in central Turkey.
The country is the birthplace of many famous historical figures, including Alexander the Great, St. Paul the Apostle, and the philosopher and mathematician Thales of Miletus.
Turkey is the world's fourth-largest producer of tea, and Turkish tea is a popular drink throughout the country.
Turkey is known for its traditional Turkish baths, or hammams, which date back to the Roman era and are still popular today.