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Country Quiz on a Map - Turkey

Selam! Let's test your knowledge about Turkey! In this unique quiz, all the answers to geographical, historical, and cultural questions will be somewhere on the map. Give it a try!
Population by city proper, not urban area (from citypopulation.de)
Quiz by YungBabass
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Last updated: March 19, 2024
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First submittedFebruary 14, 2024
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Bordering Countries
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bulgaria
Georgia
Greece
Iran
Iraq
Syria
 
Bordering Seas
Aegean Sea
Black Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Sea of Marmara
 
Lake
Lake Van
 
Rivers
Kizilirmak
Euphrates
Tigris
 
Montain Ranges
Pontic Mountains
Taurus Mountains
 
Volcano
Ararat
Largest Cities by Population
15,244,936
Istanbul
5,186,002
Ankara
2,948,160
Izmir
2,051,464
Bursa
1,779,463
Adana
 
 
Other Cities
Largest resort on the Turkish Riviera
Antalya
City known on the Internet for being the namesake of a superhero
Batman
Former capital of the Ottoman Empire before Constantinople
Edirne
Gastronomic capital of Turkey
Gaziantep
Northern city known for its importance along the Silk Road
Trabzon
Regions
Largest of the seven geographical region of Turkey by size
Central Anatolia
European part of Turkey
East Thrace
Unofficial region with a distinct cultural identity
Turkish Kurdistan
 
 
Monuments
Largest and oldest covered markets in the world
Grand Bazaar
First a church, then a mosque, then a museum, and now a mosque again
Hagia Sofia
Ruins of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
 
 
Natural Wonders
Eroded rock formations, locally named 'Peribacası'
Cappadocia Fairy Chimneys
Literal translation of "cotton castle" in Turkish
Pamukkale
Famous People
Konya: This Persian poet spent most of his life there
Djalâl ad-Dîn Rûmî
Istanbul: This sultan conquered this city in 1453
Mehmed II
Samsun: This Turkish leader began the Turkish National Movement there
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
 
 
Pieces of Art
Istanbul: In this novel, Hercule Poirot begins its train journey there
Murder on the Orient Express
Istanbul: This novel by Orhan Pamuk takes place in the 16th-century Ottoman city
My Name Is Red
West coast of Turkey: Somewhere in this region, a disabled father has to deal with death in this movie
Miracle in Cell No. 7
 
 
Battles
1071: Decisive victory against the Byzantines, paving the way for Turkish dominance in the peninsula
Battle of Manzikert
1915-1916: WWI amphibious campaign
Battle of Gallipoli
15 Comments
+1
Level 74
Feb 14, 2024
Thanks for including Batman. Another great country quiz by YungBabass.

Accept adrianople for Edirne and trebizond for Trabzon?

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Level 58
Feb 14, 2024
The descriptions for East Thrace and Turkish Kurdistan are the wrong way round
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Level 83
Feb 23, 2024
Ancien should be ancient.

Thanks for the quiz.

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Level 72
Feb 23, 2024
Hagia Sophia should be accepted, as it's the actual name.
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Level 53
Feb 24, 2024
My Name Is Red is written by Orhan Pamuk. Erdağ Göknar is only its English translator.
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Level 46
Feb 25, 2024
God damn it, a very big mistake. I'll change it. Thanks.
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Level 60
Mar 3, 2024
Nice one! In the column header, it says montain instead of mountain fyi.
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Level 84
Apr 20, 2024
Still.
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Level 72
Mar 5, 2024
Great quiz! Kızılırmak is though Turkish for "Red River". Might as well accept Kizil or red for it.
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Level 68
Mar 16, 2024
Thank you for this beautiful quiz my friend. As a Turkish, here are some correction suggestions for you: First of all there is nowhere called Turkish Kurdistan, you can use Southeast Anatolia instead of it, or you can use another ancient region something like Cilicia or Licia just like Cappadocia. Secondly you should accept "Malazgirt" for Manzikert. Thirdly, you should accept Mevlana (or Mavlana, Mawlana...) for Djalal ad-Din Rumi.
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Level 47
May 5, 2024
Cope with the Kurdistan bit, that's what it's pretty much universally called
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Level 68
May 16, 2024
Just because many people say a statement, does not make it true my friend. You should be open to new information.
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Level 58
Mar 25, 2024
in the key mountain is spelled wrong, awesome quiz though!
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Level 88
Apr 7, 2024
Why not accept Mehmet II?
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Level 47
May 5, 2024
I've got a lot to learn about TUrkey!