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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 Erdo─čan faces student protests and speaks about stepping down.
 

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Pink tulips
Pink tulips
The open-air gypsy market for fresh vegetables
The open-air gypsy market for fresh vegetables
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.
Copies of Roman busts found in the Nicomedia excavation site
Copies of Roman busts found in the Nicomedia excavation site
You can enjoy a picnic-style meal outside the restaurant  in Cumhuriyet Park
You can enjoy a picnic-style meal outside the restaurant, in Cumhuriyet Park
A woman baker pauses for a photo inside a bakery
A woman baker pauses for a photo inside a bakery
A seaside cafe
A seaside cafe
Delicious displays inside a Turkish bread shop
Delicious displays inside a Turkish bread shop
An old train at the old Izmit train station
An old train at the old Izmit train station
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
Islamist Turkish men hold up signs and four fingers for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Syria.
Islamist Turkish men hold up signs and four fingers for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Syria.
A closer view of the old train station
A closer view of the old train station
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
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
Copy of the bust of Roman Emperor Diocletian found in the Nicomedia excavation site
Copy of the bust of Roman Emperor Diocletian found in the Nicomedia excavation site
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
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
Turkey: Shops in Izmit  Kocaeli
Turkey: Shops in Izmit, Kocaeli
Islamists near Istanbul protest in support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Syria
Islamists near Istanbul protest in support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Syria
A map of ancient Nicomedia  hung on the walls of the gallery
A map of ancient Nicomedia, hung on the walls of the gallery

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