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".
Turkey produces 75% of the world's hazelnuts.
Turkey is the original destination of the most celebrated and romantic train, the Orient Express, about which Agatha Christie wrote 'Murder on the Orient Express'