Istanbul, Turkey — Offering the Awake! magazine in Turkish. Fast Facts — Turkey ✿ 75,600,000 — Population ✿ 2,366 — Ministers who teach the Bible ✿ 29 — Cong. ✿ 1 to 31,953 — Ratio of Jehovah’s Witnesses to population.
Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita) is a Critically Endangered species with wild populations found in Morocco and, perhaps, Syria. A captive population also exists in Turkey. This species was once widespread throughout Europe and the Middle East.
Sagalassos fountain (Turkey, ca. 160-180 AD). Located roughly 110 km north of Antalya, the ruins of the city extend 2.5 km from west to east and 1.5 km from north to south. The excavations at Sagalassos are now among the largest archaeological projects in the Mediterranean. Sagalassos was a prosperous city for over 1000 years, from early Hellenistic times until it was struck by a devastating earthquake in the 7th century AD when the city was abandoned.
Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, constituting the country's economic, cultural, and historical heart. With a population of 13.5 million, the city forms one of the largest urban agglomerations in Europe and is among the largest cities in the world by population within city limits.
Hagia Sophia (from the Greek: Ἁγία Σοφία, Holy Wisdom; Latin: Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia; Turkish: Ayasofya) is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.