10 most difficult Turkey riddlesTurkey quiz
Which Turkish ruler abolished the corps Janissaries?
The Janissaries were elite infantry units that formed the Ottoman Sultan's household troops, bodyguards and the first modern standing army in Europe. The corps was most likely established during the reign of Murad I (1362–89).The corps was abolished by Sultan Mahmud II in 1826 in the Auspicious Incident in which 6,000 or more were executed.
What is the largest province of Turkey by area?
Turkey is subdivided into 7 regions and 21 subregions for geographic, demographic and economic purposes. For administrative purposes, it is subdivided into 81 provinces with Konya being the largest by area.
What mosque is that?
The Selimiye Mosque in Edirne
The Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul
The Yeni Mosque in Istanbul
The Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque in Istanbul
The Selimiye Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque, which is located in the city of Edirne, Turkey. The mosque was commissioned by Sultan Selim II, and was built by architect Mimar Sinan between 1569 and 1575. It was considered by Sinan to be his masterpiece and is one of the highest achievements of Islamic architecture.
Which of these countries does NOT have a president?
Norway is a kingdom in Northwestern Europe. Harald V is the current king of Norway (at photo). There are presidents in other countries. The President of the Vatican City is called Giuseppe Bertello, of the Germany - Frank-Walter Steinmeier and the Turkish President is Tayyip Erdoğan.
Where were the first coins developed?
The first coins were developed in Iron Age Anatolia around the 7th and 6th centuries BC. They spread rapidly in the 6th and 5th centuries BC, throughout Greece and Persia, and further to the Balkans.
What peninsula is visible in the picture?
The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east. Satellite image of the Gallipoli peninsula and surrounding area.
In which country are the following surnames very common: "unbeatable", "rock", "iron", "falcon", "steel" and "thunderbolt"?
These warrior-like surnames are at positions 2-7. The most common surname in Turkey is Öztürk, meaning "pure Turk".
Where is that obelisk located?
The Obelisk of Theodosius is the Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Thutmose III re-erected in the Hippodrome of Constantinople (the modern city of Istanbul, Turkey) by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in the 4th century AD.
Whose heads lie on the slopes of Mount Nemrut, a major tourist attraction in Turkey?
various Greek and Iranian gods
servants and animals of Alexander the Great
Assyrian army leaders
Mount Nemrut is a 2,134 m (7,001 ft) high mountain in southeastern Turkey. Near the summit, a number of large statues of Greek and Iranian gods are erected around the royal tomb, which King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built for himself in 62 BC. The heads of the statues have at some stage been removed from their bodies, and they are now scattered throughout the site.