Did you know that?

Istanbul is the only city in the world located on two continents,Europe and Asia.

The oldest known human settlement in the world is located in Catalhoyuk, Konya, Turkey, dating back to 6500 BC.

Two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World stood in Turkey. The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus in Bodrum.

Turkey introduced coffee to Europe.

The first coins were minted in Sardis, the capital of the Ancient Kingdom of Lydia, at the end of seventh century BC.

Saint John, Paul, and Peter all lived and preached in Turkey.

The most valuable silk carpet in the world is in the Mevlana Museum in Konya,Turkey.

Legend has it that St.John Brought Virgin Mary to Ephesus after the Crucifixion,where she spent her last days in a small stone house on Mt. Koressos (Bulbul Dagi) near Ephesus Turkey.

A cave known today as the Grotto of St.Peter or Church of St.Peter is believed to be where the apostle Peter preached when he visited Antioch (Antakya).