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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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After enjoying your lunch at the restaurant  you can climb the Nicomedia tower again and enjoy the v...
After enjoying your lunch at the restaurant, you can climb the Nicomedia tower again and enjoy the views of Izmit
A seaside cafe
A seaside cafe
A waterfront cafe
A waterfront cafe
A kind museum curator gives a group of foreign Christian visitors a special tour of the gallery  sho...
A kind museum curator gives a group of foreign Christian visitors a special tour of the gallery, showing a Greek inscription about the Christians killed in Nicomedia by Emperor Diocletian.
Two students pose beside a simit cart.
Two students pose beside a simit cart.
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
The open-air gypsy market for fresh vegetables
The open-air gypsy market for fresh vegetables
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 park cafe
A park cafe
Yellow tulips
Yellow tulips
Pink tulips
Pink tulips
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.
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
Copies of Roman busts found in the Nicomedia excavation site
Copies of Roman busts found in the Nicomedia excavation site
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
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 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
Delicious displays inside a Turkish bread shop
Delicious displays inside a Turkish bread shop
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