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Kocaeli 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.

Kar Tepe mountain, Turkey Special

Located within driving distance for Istanbul skiers, Kar Tepe mountain in Kocaeli, Turkey offers a five-star hotel, ski resort, evergreen forests, and charming cafes dotted along the road leading to the summit.

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: A stormy day at Turkey's Black Sea Special

Kandira - Turkey's long northern border with the Black Sea witnesses many storms. At Kandira, pink rocks line a cliffy shore with offshore islands and sheltered bays. Explore this place on one stormy day.

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.

Photo Essay: Shops in Turkey Special

You can find the most interesting and unique shops in Turkey. From Istanbul in the north to Antalya in the south, browse through displays of spice, tea, gold, sweets, vegetables, pottery, glassware, clothes, and surprising things you can't even name.

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.

Photo Essay: Places in Turkey Special

For nearly two years I have lived in Turkey and traveled from the north to the west to the south, taking unusual photos: a palace in Istanbul, a ferry at Izmir, a Black Sea storm, a castle by the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy my favorite places in Turkey.

Photo Essay: Faces of Turkey Special

Istanbul - For almost two years I have lived and taught English in Turkey. I traveled from the north to the west to the south, taking photos of people I met, both friends and strangers. From children to students to older people, these are the faces of Turkey.
 

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Pink Rocks rise above a stormy Black Sea
Pink Rocks rise above a stormy Black Sea
The sun came out  and we might have enjoyed a picnic at this forest table
The sun came out, and we might have enjoyed a picnic at this forest table
A map of ancient Nicomedia  hung on the walls of the gallery
A map of ancient Nicomedia, hung on the walls of the gallery
Students from America  the Bahamas  and Canada pose with a Turkish man at the church
Students from America, the Bahamas, and Canada pose with a Turkish man at the church
One of the hotel s elegant dining rooms
One of the hotel's elegant dining rooms
A modern-style Izmit bridge crosses over busy highways toward the Marmara Sea
A modern-style Izmit bridge crosses over busy highways toward the Marmara Sea
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 distant island beyond the stormy Black Sea cove at Kandira
A distant island beyond the stormy Black Sea cove at Kandira
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
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 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
A Turkish shepherd and his sheep dogs herd the sheep on the green hills next to Kocaeli University
A Turkish shepherd and his sheep dogs herd the sheep on the green hills next to Kocaeli University
The ski resort s cabins and ski runs
The ski resort's cabins and ski runs
The garden behind the gallery where an inscription was found  in Greek  about the Christians killed ...
The garden behind the gallery where an inscription was found, in Greek, about the Christians killed in Nicomedia in the Fourth Century A.D.
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
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
The Museum of Arcaeology & Ethnography in Izmit
The Museum of Arcaeology & Ethnography in Izmit
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
A cafe at Greenpark Hotel with view of the summit
A cafe at Greenpark Hotel with view of the summit