1.Virgin Mary came to Ephesus with Apostle Yuhanna and lived her last days in there.
2.One of the first churches in the world is St. Pierre Church in Hatay.
3.The first Virgin Mary church in the world is in Ephesus. The first St. Paulus Church in the world is in Yalvaç (Pisidia Antiocheia).
4.The firt Santa Claus Church in the world is in Demre.
5.In literature and mythology: Homer. In philosophy: Heracleitos and Thales. In math: Pythagoras. In medicine: Hippocrates is from Anatolia.
6.The first people to fly were Hazerfen Ahmet Çelebi (with the wings of eagle fathers from Galata Tower to Uskadar) and Çelimsiz Hasan Çelebi (Made himself thrown by a catapult and landed to Topkapi Palace with articificial wings)
7. St. Paulus, one of the apostles of Jesus, was born in Tarsus. He and St. Barnabas travelled in Anatolia too spread Christianity and he gave his first preach in 49 A.D. in Antalya, Perge.
8. Famous epic writer Homer was born in Smyrna, lonia an Western Anatolia. He was blind and travelling from city to city singing lyric poems accompanied with musical instruments.
9.Roman emperor Julius Ceasar said his famous saying “Veni, Vidi, Vici ( I came, I saw, I conquered)” in Zile district near Tokat in 47 B.C.