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Tales of a Town
  Tales of a Town   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Come with me for a visit to Çatalhöyük in Turkey, one of the first towns in the world!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Aug 05 15
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Istanbul  a History
  Istanbul - a History    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Istanbul has had a tumultuous history. This quiz spans the European-Asian city's history from its founding to its modern-day struggles for democracy.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Aug 06 15
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Tales of Ephesus
  Tales of Ephesus   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The city of Ephesus in Turkey has a long history. Come explore with me!
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Aug 14 15
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  Turkey Since 1923    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the history of the Republic of Turkey.
Average, 10 Qns, envercetin, Dec 20 11
348 plays
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Turkey History Trivia Questions

1. Who was the founder and the first president of the Republic of Turkey?

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Turkey Since 1923

Answer: Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Osman Ghazi was the founder of Ottoman Empire. Suleyman (the Magnificent) was the 10th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Ismet Inonu was the first prime minister of Turkey.

2. What was the name of the political party which ruled Turkey continuously from 1923 to 1950?

From Quiz Turkey Since 1923

Answer: Republican People's Party (CHP)

The CHP ruled Turkey between 1923-1946 with a single party system. During these years two parties (Progressive Republican Party and Liberal Republican Party) were founded, but were closed down because they were deeply reactionary, despite their names. (The wanted to reverse many of Kemal Ataturk's reformes and turn Turkey into an Islamic theocracy). In 1946 the CHP won the elections and maintained its power.

3. Dersim was a city in East Anatolia. After a Kurdish rebellion against new government, the government changed this name of this city. What is Dersim's name today?

From Quiz Turkey Since 1923

Answer: Tunceli

Tunceli (Bronze Hand) is the name of the military operation which was enforced against the rebellion. After the government had quelled the rebellion, the government gave a new name to Dersim.

4. Who were the president and prime minister of Turkey between 1950-1960?

From Quiz Turkey Since 1923

Answer: Celal Bayar & Adnan Menderes

Celal Bayar had also been the prime minister in Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's last government. Celal Bayar and Adnan Menderes were both from Democratic Party. After the military coup, the party dissolved, Adnan Menderes were hanged.

5. Who tried to stage a military coup twice (1962 and 1963), but failed on both occasions and was hanged?

From Quiz Turkey Since 1923

Answer: Talat Aydemir

Kenan Evren staged a military coup in 1980. He was succesful. Cemal Gürsel also staged a military coup in 1960 against Democratic Party. Necmettin Erbakan was the chief of the Saadet, Fazilet, Refah Parties. His parties were dissolved by the constitutional court on the grounds that they were reactionary, but he established a new party each time.

6. Who was the first female prime minister of Turkey?

From Quiz Turkey Since 1923

Answer: Tansu Ciller

Born in 1944, Tansu Ciller was prime minister from 1993 to 1996. Fatma Sahin co-founded the Justice and Development Party. Sabiha Gokcen was the first female pilot of Turkey. Halide Edip is a Turkish writer.

7. Who was elected the 11th president of Turkey, elected in 2007?

From Quiz Turkey Since 1923

Answer: Abdullah Gul

Bulent Ecevit was prime minister of Turkey in 1974, 1978-1979 and 1999-2002. Ahmet Davutoglu is foreign affairs minister of 60th und 61st governments. Tansu Ciller was prime minister between 1993-1996.

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