You probably didn’t know Turkey’s real name, you might have been confused about which city is the capital, and you probably thought tulips came from the Netherlands. It turns out, you were probably wrong. There is a lot more to Turkey than meets the eye – between the beaches and bustling markets lies a wealth of interesting history filled with religious and literary figures, civil war and a multitude of languages. Here are 20 facts about Turkey you probably never knew.

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Source: Committee to Protect Journalists

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 Source: 101languages.net > It roughly translates to: “Are you one of those people whom we couldn’t make to be originating from Czechoslovakia?”

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