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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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A family strolls along a row of tulips at Seka Park in Izmit  Kocaeli
A family strolls along a row of tulips at Seka Park in Izmit, Kocaeli
The modest outside of the gallery at the new Nicomedia archeology site in Izmit
The modest outside of the gallery at the new Nicomedia archeology site in Izmit
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
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
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
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
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
Two students pose beside a simit cart.
Two students pose beside a simit cart.
A closer view of the old train station
A closer view of the old train station
Close-up of the columns and their carved caps
Close-up of the columns and their carved caps
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
Turkey: Shops in Izmit  Kocaeli
Turkey: Shops in Izmit, Kocaeli
Hanging Christmas trees at Dolphin shopping mall in Izmit  Kocaeli  Turkey
Hanging Christmas trees at Dolphin shopping mall in Izmit, Kocaeli, Turkey
My students board the train for Istanbul
My students board the train for Istanbul
Pink tulips
Pink tulips
A gypsy woman requests help to sell her vegetables when her streetside marketplace was closed
A gypsy woman requests help to sell her vegetables when her streetside marketplace was closed
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
Colorful fresh fruits and vegetables
Colorful fresh fruits and vegetables
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
Yellow tulips
Yellow tulips

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