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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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Muslim boys join the rally in a park to support Muslims in Egypt and Syria
Muslim boys join the rally in a park to support Muslims in Egypt and Syria
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
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
Close-up of the columns and their carved caps
Close-up of the columns and their carved caps
Hanging Christmas trees at Dolphin shopping mall in Izmit  Kocaeli  Turkey
Hanging Christmas trees at Dolphin shopping mall in Izmit, Kocaeli, Turkey
Colorful fresh fruits and vegetables
Colorful fresh fruits and vegetables
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.
A closer view of the old train station
A closer view of the old train station
Photos of Roman Emperor Constantine s bust and the tunnel that still stands beneath Izmit city stree...
Photos of Roman Emperor Constantine's bust and the tunnel that still stands beneath Izmit city streets, leading 2 kilometers to the ampitheater
The Museum of Arcaeology & Ethnography in Izmit
The Museum of Arcaeology & Ethnography in Izmit
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
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
My students board the train for Istanbul
My students board the train for Istanbul
A woman baker pauses for a photo inside a bakery
A woman baker pauses for a photo inside a bakery
Two students pose beside a simit cart.
Two students pose beside a simit cart.
A glass-enclosed cafe
A glass-enclosed cafe
An old train at the old Izmit train station
An old train at the old Izmit train station
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
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.
Turkey: Shops in Izmit  Kocaeli
Turkey: Shops in Izmit, Kocaeli