Turkey provides 70% of the world`s hazelnuts: probably the nut in your chocolate bar was grown in Turkey.
Turkey has the most valuable silk carpet in the world, in the Mevlana Museum in Konya with 144 knots per sq. cm. In the 13th century, Marco Polo wrote "The best and handsomest of rugs are woven here, and also silks of crimson and other rich colors".
The first coins ever minted were done so at Sardis, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Lycia, at the end of the seventh century B.C.