Merhaba! Hello! Once a vast empire straddling Europe, Asia and Africa, modern Turkey emerged as the whole avowedly secular Islamic state less than a century ago. Will Istanbul soon become another brightly European capital city? There are doubts and burning questions and uneasy neighbors on both sides of the Bosporus. Urban opulence, agrarian challenges, industrial accomplishments, arts, folk are all marks of Turkish energy today. Do you know your Turkish neighbors in Ankara or in Berlin or Rotterdam for that matter? This quiz provides a quick test to extend your understanding and pique your curiosity about this extraordinary nation and its people.
Lale Gursel is a journalist as well as a professional interpreter and translator. She has years of experience working both in her native Turkey and for countless European clients and multicultural events. She lives part time in Turkey and part time in Italy.