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Which city is settled on 2 continents? Which city had been the capital of 3 great empires Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman? Who is the first flying man? Where is St. Nicolas (also known as Santa Claus) born?
What is the formation at the photo?

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The only city in the world located on two continents, that is Asia & Europe is Istanbul. Istanbul has been the capital of three great empires, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman for more than 2,000 years.

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The first man ever to fly was Turkish. Using two wings, Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi flew from the Galata Tower over the Bosphorus to land in Uskudar in the 17th century.

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St Nicolas the original Santa Claus was born in Patara, Turkey.

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Pamukkale: It literally means cotton castle and is one of Turkey's most impressive natural wonders. It is made up of a series of lime stone terraces cascading down a cliff, which is almost 200 metres high.

Republic of Turkey

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Founded on October 29, 1923 Capital: Ankara Area: 814,578 km2 (as big as 10 UAEs) Population: 76,000,000 (Dubais population is only 2 milllion) Largest Cities: Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Antalya Coastal Borders: Mediterranean Sea in the south, Aegean Sea in the west, Black Sea in the north Language: Turkish Alphabet: Latin based Turkish alphabet Currency: TL (Turkish Lira) Religion: Secular state, 99% Muslim

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Founder of Republic of Turkey and the Great Turkish Leader: Mustafa Kemal ATATURK Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was born in 1881 in Thessaloniki, which now belongs to Greece. He was a military officer in the Ottoman Empire. His legendary success was the defeat of the Allied Forces at World War 1 at the Dardanelles (Canakkale). In 1919, following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire at World War 1, he had led the Turkish National Movement in the Turkish War of Independence. In 1923 Ataturk established the Republic of Turkey and was unanimously elected as its first President. Under Ataturks leadership, a modern Turkey was built upon his many reforms.

A Mythical Story
Maiden Tower in Istanbul: There once was a Byzantine princess. Her father went to a fortune teller and the fortune teller said that his daughter was going to die from a snake bite. So her father put her into a small castle in the middle of the sea, Bosporus straight. One day she was eating grapes that her father sent. They were carefully picked out but in the basket of grapes a poisonous snake was hidden. Unfortunately the snake bit her on her tongue and she died.

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