Exterior View
Exterior view of the Blue Mosque. Credit: David Spender. view all images →
Location map of Turkey. Click to enlarge.
Aerial view of Turkey. Click to enlarge.

Quick Facts on Turkey

Go Historic ID
36777
Approx. Center
38.9594090° N, 35.0000000° E map
Dates
as small state, after WW I; with present boundaries, from 1923

Description of Turkey

Indigenous Anatolian peoples were invaded by Indo-European Hittites, forming empire ca. 1900 BCE; ruled by Persians 6th century BCE, then Greeks, then Romans 1st century BCE; settled by Turks from central Asia 11th century; was heart of Ottoman Empire 13th-19th centuries; official language is Turkish.

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Page Info

Place ID
36777
Title
Turkey
Added By
Holly Hayes
Date Added
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
May 7, 2022
Short URL
gohist.co/pl/36777