Turkey Country Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the country of Turkey?
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Last updated: November 27, 2019
First submittedFebruary 1, 2014
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What is the capital of Turkey?
Ankara
What is Turkey's most populous city?
Istanbul
What was the former name of that city?
Constantinople / Byzantium
What is the title of the leader of the Eastern Orthodox church - based in that city?
Ecumenical Patriarch
What is the currency of Turkey?
Turkish Lira
What is the highest mountain in Turkey?
Mount Ararat
What Turkish empire was dissolved in 1923?
Ottoman Empire
What was the title of the person who ruled that empire?
Sultan
Who is considered the father of modern-day Turkey?
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
What are the four seas that border Turkey?
Aegean Sea
Black Sea
Sea of Marmara
Mediterranean Sea
What is the second-largest ethnic group in Turkey?
Kurds
What is the name of the peninsula on which most of Turkey is situated?
Anatolia
What does wearing a nazar amulet supposedly protect you from?
The Evil Eye
What seaside locale, formerly known as Smyrna, is the third largest city in Turkey?
İzmir
What cube-shaped candy is made from chopped dates, nuts, and gel?
Turkish Delight
What is the name for meat cooked on a vertical spit?
Doner Kebab
What is the Sultan Ahmed Mosque commonly known as?
The Blue Mosque
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Level 78
Feb 1, 2014
More accurate term for the "Popular Dessert" would be "THE BEST THING YOU'VE EVER TASTED" haha Love the quiz! Makes me want to go back to Turkey!
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Level 73
Aug 1, 2017
Maybe just 'cause I've never been a fan of Turkish delight, but... baklava is more popular, I'd say. I know, you didn't say "most popular..."
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Level 87
Jul 18, 2020
Never tried Turkish delight before, but I have tried baklava, and I don't believe I enjoyed the taste of that.
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Level 77
Jul 18, 2020
I think I'll stick with Turkish Taffy. :)
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Level 46
Aug 1, 2017
Its like eating Perfume :(
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Level 84
Nov 28, 2019
I hate perfume... but kind of like turkish delight. At least the good stuff. It's not the best thing I ever tasted, but I prefer it to baklava. At least most of time, and if eating any more than a tiny quantity. Though quality of both turkish delight and baklava varies a lot.
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Level 67
Aug 3, 2017
Kebab is the best thing!
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Level 81
Jan 28, 2018
Are you Edmund Pevensie?
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Level 75
Dec 1, 2019
Reads like storebought! :P Poor Randall.
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Level 60
Sep 22, 2020
He literally says it's evil magic food. What did you expect?
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Level 75
Jul 18, 2020
Really? I hate it!!!
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Level 74
Jul 20, 2020
Turkish delight is decent. I mean it's good, but it's not "sell out your family to the white queen" good.
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Level 37
Jul 27, 2022
When it"s covered in dark chocolate it is.

From The White Queen

Yeah baby, I'm worth it...

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Level 61
Jan 6, 2022
Love Turkish Delight! Edmund never stood a chance!
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Level 64
Oct 29, 2014
any chance of accepting marmaris for one of the seas?
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Level 73
Oct 29, 2014
Marmaris is a touristic town at the southwest of the Turkey and has no relation with the Marmara Sea.
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Level 71
Oct 31, 2014
never heard about the Blue Mosque. but Haggia Sophia, definitively yes !
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Level 37
Jul 27, 2022
It's right across from the Hagia Sophia lol! And it is breathtakingly beautiful, whereas the Hagia Sophia was vandalized by the Ottoman, I was sad to see the interior . The tile work at the blue mosque is uplifting. I am a Nature worshipper so no bias here, lol!
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Level 68
Jan 16, 2015
i was trying bosphorus sea lol but that only borders istanbul and i didn't think the blue mosque was so famous because my hotel was so close to it so i saw it every day and never got fascinated lol
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Level 84
May 16, 2015
It's a strait not a sea
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Level 76
Nov 28, 2019
What do you get fascinated by then?
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Level 68
Dec 17, 2020
ignore my 14 year old self, i'm 20 right now and am very fascinated with the blue mosque
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Level 48
Feb 5, 2015
Not the higha sofia at all. It is a museum and is not used for worship plus it used to be a church.
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Level 80
Nov 26, 2019
It also used to be a mosque
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Level 63
Jul 18, 2020
It is Now a Mosque again :(
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Level 76
Apr 16, 2015
How about kebob for kebab?
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Level 72
Nov 20, 2015
I've never seen it spelt 'kebob'...are you inventing new words? xD
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Level ∞
Nov 25, 2016
Kebob will work now
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Level 63
Jul 18, 2020
What? Kebob and Kebeb don't make any sense
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Level 72
Jul 18, 2020
Please also accept "SpongeBob".
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Level 76
Nov 28, 2019
But 'kebob' is not a real word, unlike 'kabob', which is a spelling sometimes used in North America.
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Level 77
Jul 18, 2020
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Level 80
Jul 22, 2015
Seriously nothing about the football teams? Turkey have some of the craziest fans in the world, should have included the Istanbul teams, Gala, Fenerbahce and Besiktas.
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Level 59
Aug 1, 2017
Seriously nothing about what I want? It's all about me me me, isn't it...
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Level 68
Nov 26, 2019
Ohh yes, who could forget Balakircevirantalyagazianspor.
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Level 84
Dec 2, 2019
I don't think a question asking us to name one of the 3 major clubs in Istanbul would be unreasonable. All are very well-known in world football. Turkish fans create a really intense atmosphere for visiting teams, even for Europe's elite.
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Level 60
Jul 19, 2020
Craziest, meaning delusional.
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Level 57
Jan 18, 2016
Should Byzantium also count as a former name of Istanbul?
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Level 84
May 16, 2016
worked when I tried it.
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Level 45
May 21, 2016
How many tried baklava? Missed that one...
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Level 37
Jul 27, 2022
I think baklava is too sweet. If it isn't chocolate , it isn't worth it.
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Level 66
Aug 1, 2017
Is there only me was trying to think of which deserts were in Turkey? I gave up thinking I'm sure there aren't any
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Level 59
Aug 1, 2017
I did too. Even then, I'm not sure I'd have described Turkish Delight as a dessert, it's more of a sweet/candy (that's how it's generally marketed in the UK).
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Level 84
Aug 1, 2017
I think I learned at least 11 of these things when we had to do reports on different countries in 3rd or 4th grade and I picked Turkey... because the name was funny.

I remember bringing Turkish delight in for the class. Though I'd first tried it after reading about it in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. 2nd grade.

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Level 56
May 7, 2018
Isn't Turkey located on two peninsulas, Anatolia and Thrace?
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Level 80
Aug 6, 2018
"most of Turkey"
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Level 80
Aug 6, 2018
Can Mustafa Kemal be accepted? Ataturk is a title, and is not actually his name.
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Level ∞
Nov 26, 2019
Kemal will work now.
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Level 65
Nov 29, 2019
Atatürk is not a title, it is his given surname.
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Level 37
Jul 27, 2022
Atatürk is not his given name. It is the surname he took on after defeating the Ottoman which means "first Turk."
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Level 29
Nov 25, 2022
He didn't take it himself, it was given to him by the national assembly(parliament)
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Level 53
Feb 26, 2019
Hmm not sure that the Aegean archipelagos is seen as a separate 'sea' than the Mediterranean.
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Level 60
Jul 23, 2020
Yes. Aegean sea is a thing since the acient greek times.
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Level 82
Aug 8, 2020
Technically all seas mentioned are part of the Mediterranean which itself is part of the Atlantic ocean.
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Level 73
Nov 27, 2019
"What seaside locale, formally known as Smyrna, is the third largest city in Turkey?". Shouldn't it be "formerly" instead of "formally"? As far as I know the former name was Smyrna and the present-day name is Izmir.
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Level ∞
Nov 27, 2019
Yes, fixed.
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Level 84
Nov 28, 2019
Many Ottoman sultans also took the title of Caliph, to assert that they were rulers over the entire Islamic world, even though they never actually were.
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Level 60
Nov 28, 2019
And even sometimes there were up to 3 people at once that claimed the title.
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Level 76
Jan 30, 2020
Much like popes? -

how many popes

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Level 56
Jul 18, 2020
Yes I tried Caliph/Khalifa :(
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Level 61
Mar 24, 2022
Padishah was another title the Ottoman sultans used.
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Level 66
Nov 28, 2019
How about accepting Rahat Lokum for Turkish delight since that is original name of the sweet?
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Level 37
Jul 27, 2022
Yes it is known in Turkey as just lokum but I typed that first and delight right after. Lokum should definitely be acceptable.
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Level 25
Nov 30, 2019
Nice quiz 13/20 from Greece
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Level 67
Jan 3, 2020
Great quiz , easy points :)
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Level 48
Jul 18, 2020
Remove Kebab.
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Level 84
Jul 19, 2020
or else what?
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Level 38
Apr 14, 2022
remove serbia :)
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Level 60
Jul 19, 2020
please accept "lokum", "lukum", "loukoum", "rahat lokum" for the 'Turkish Delight"!
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Level 63
Jul 19, 2020
Isn't the Aegean Sea part of the Mediterranean Sea?
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Level 73
Jul 20, 2020
Please accept "kebap" spelling. Thanks.
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Level 75
Jul 23, 2020
I have seen it spelled this way on signs outside Turkish restaurants in Germany.
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Level 71
Jul 21, 2020
Except Turkey, Turkey makes a brand new Turkey!
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Level 60
Sep 22, 2020
Talk about pulling something out of the dark recesses of my mind. Who knew I learned what the Sultan Ahmed Mosque was called?
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Level 55
Nov 27, 2020
Can you accept Kabab for Kebab? That's how it is spelt in Indian subcontinent.
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Level 45
Feb 3, 2021
Turkish delight is not really that good. Sorry not sorry. I prefer Baklava.
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Level 21
Mar 9, 2021
The real name for Turkish delight is Lokum. This should be accepted as well. Especially since Lokum is used in every language except english
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Level 39
Apr 10, 2021
Nice quiz! Greetings from Turkey!
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Level 15
May 25, 2021
The" old name of Istanbul " question is no longer funny. It's been a thousand years. I'm bored.
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Level 17
Nov 8, 2021
Why wasn't "Lokum" accepted as an answer to the Turkish Delight?
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Level 45
Jan 30, 2022
For "Turkish Delight" except "Lokum"
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Level 42
May 25, 2022
I'm pretty sure the Ottoman Empire dissolved in 1922...
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Level 37
Jul 27, 2022
Lokum should be accepted for Turkish delight as that is what it is called in Turkey. I got delight but first I typed the correct name.
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Level 37
Jul 27, 2022
There are many other delicious dishes that are exclusively Turkish that I would substitute for kebab. Kebab is a fast food, what about kufte? Delicious and authentically Turkish.
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Level 55
Oct 2, 2022
Hundred percent on the first try!
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Level 17
Nov 19, 2022
You've made a mistake with the highest mountain. It is not ararat it is actuallyMount Büyükağrı