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Izmit News

Photo Essay: Ancient Turkish towers Special

Izmit - You can find surprising things in Turkey, such as ancient walls and towers next to a modern restaurant with a bustling city view.

Photo Essay: Kocaeli, Turkey Special

Kocaeli - Kocaeli is a province in northwest Turkey that borders on the Marmara Sea in the south and the Black Sea in the north. In between are industrial cities, rolling green hills, farms, and charming seaside villages.

Photo Essay: Izmit archaeology museum & train station Special

Izmit - A small museum in Izmit, Turkey, not far from Istanbul, features amazing exhibits of Roman, Greek, Byzantium, and Ottoman architecture, statues, burial markers, artifacts, and even gold leaf jewelry.

Photo Essay: Archaeology opportunity in Turkey Special

Izmit - Turkey is an archaeologist's dream. Not only does it offer amazing Mesopotamian, Greek, Roman, Byzantium, and Ottoman ruins, it also offers yet un-explored sites for those interested in archaeology.

Death plot against Turkish pastor foiled Special

Istanbul - Last week a plot to assassinate a Turkish Christian pastor near Istanbul was foiled by the Turkish anti-terrorist police.

Political Change in Turkey Special

After years of maintaining control in Turkey, Islamist Ak Party Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan faces student protests and speaks about stepping down.
 

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Close-up of the columns and their carved caps
Close-up of the columns and their carved caps
An old train at the old Izmit train station
An old train at the old Izmit train station
In the yard next to the gallery  columns lie  waiting to be reassembled
In the yard next to the gallery, columns lie, waiting to be reassembled
Two students pose beside a simit cart.
Two students pose beside a simit cart.
The Santa Barbara Restaurant put a door over this ancient Nicomedia tower and used it for storage
The Santa Barbara Restaurant put a door over this ancient Nicomedia tower and used it for storage
Turkish police are always quickly dispatched to contain protests  such as this one in Izmit  Kocaeli
Turkish police are always quickly dispatched to contain protests, such as this one in Izmit, Kocaeli
One of the many gold markets.  Turkish women wear gold bracelets when they are married  and guests g...
One of the many gold markets. Turkish women wear gold bracelets when they are married, and guests give gold coins.
Bystanders greeted Izmit protesters to show their support.  One banner reads  Everywhere is Taksim. ...
Bystanders greeted Izmit protesters to show their support. One banner reads "Everywhere is Taksim." Notice the woman in red.
Come to Turkey in early spring and see for yourself the lovely tulips  wedding dresses  and Tulip Er...
Come to Turkey in early spring and see for yourself the lovely tulips, wedding dresses, and Tulip Era artistry
Turkey: Shops in Izmit  Kocaeli
Turkey: Shops in Izmit, Kocaeli
Nestled in the ancient Nicomedia walls and tower is the modern Santa Barbara Restaurant
Nestled in the ancient Nicomedia walls and tower is the modern Santa Barbara Restaurant
Traditional fishing boats near a Turkish naval ship museum on the Marmara Sea at Izmit
Traditional fishing boats near a Turkish naval ship museum on the Marmara Sea at Izmit
Hanging Christmas trees at Dolphin shopping mall in Izmit  Kocaeli  Turkey
Hanging Christmas trees at Dolphin shopping mall in Izmit, Kocaeli, Turkey
A display in the gallery shows a map of Nicomedia  copies of Roman busts found in the site  and phot...
A display in the gallery shows a map of Nicomedia, copies of Roman busts found in the site, and photos of Emperor Diocletian's underground tunnel that still stands beneath Izmit streets
Copies of Roman busts found in the Nicomedia excavation site
Copies of Roman busts found in the Nicomedia excavation site
My evening English class  young adults and teenagers who don t want another war
My evening English class, young adults and teenagers who don't want another war
A young Turkish man  who studies English  holds the Turkish and American flags at an English  Speaki...
A young Turkish man, who studies English, holds the Turkish and American flags at an English "Speaking Cafe" in Izmit, Kocaeli
A sweet shop that specializes in baklava  which the Turks invented  not the Greeks
A sweet shop that specializes in baklava, which the Turks invented, not the Greeks
A woman baker pauses for a photo inside a bakery
A woman baker pauses for a photo inside a bakery