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According to some Turks, the name of the city of Urfa has Turkish origins. Here is their fantasy version. God sent a swarm of mosquitoes to torment Nimrod, the king who wanted to kill patriarch Abraham. The mosquitoes flew up Nimrod’s nose and started chewing on his brain. Nimrod ordered his men to hit his head with wooden mallets, shouting “Vur ha, vur ha!”(Hit me, hit me! In Turkish) and that’s how the city was called Urfa. The fact that Abraham is a legendary figure and that Turks showed up in the city more than 4,000 years after Abraham is neither here nor there to the Turkish falsifiers of history. After all, these same people refuse to identify King Apkar V as Armenian.

 

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