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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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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
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
My students board the train for Istanbul
My students board the train for Istanbul
Hanging Christmas trees at Dolphin shopping mall in Izmit  Kocaeli  Turkey
Hanging Christmas trees at Dolphin shopping mall in Izmit, Kocaeli, Turkey
Delicious displays inside a Turkish bread shop
Delicious displays inside a Turkish bread shop
Two students pose beside a simit cart.
Two students pose beside a simit cart.
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
From the NCity shopping mall you can see the tall flag at Cumhuriyet Park where the ancient walls an...
From the NCity shopping mall you can see the tall flag at Cumhuriyet Park where the ancient walls and towers of Nicomedia await your exploration
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 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 map of ancient Nicomedia  hung on the walls of the gallery
A map of ancient Nicomedia, hung on the walls of the gallery
Close-up of the columns and their carved caps
Close-up of the columns and their carved caps
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 waterfront cafe
A waterfront cafe
The Museum of Arcaeology & Ethnography in Izmit
The Museum of Arcaeology & Ethnography in Izmit
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 glass-enclosed cafe
A glass-enclosed cafe
Yellow tulips
Yellow tulips
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