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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.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 6 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 7 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 6 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 4 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams

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.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 5 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 2 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 4 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 3 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 3 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 2 comments
 

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A woman baker pauses for a photo inside a bakery
A woman baker pauses for a photo inside a bakery
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The winding road up Kar Tepe mountain
The winding road up Kar Tepe mountain
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A fresco clings to ancient stone
A fresco clings to ancient stone
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We stopped at a quaint cabin cafe near the ski lifts.
We stopped at a quaint cabin cafe near the ski lifts.
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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.
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Inside the cabin cafe with its windows to the forest
Inside the cabin cafe with its windows to the forest
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The ski resort s cabins and ski runs
The ski resort's cabins and ski runs
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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
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The modest building of the Izmit Protestant Church
The modest building of the Izmit Protestant Church
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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
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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
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Pink Rocks rise above a stormy Black Sea
Pink Rocks rise above a stormy Black Sea
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My students enjoyed coffee by the cafe s fireplace
My students enjoyed coffee by the cafe's fireplace
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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
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We drove the the ski lifts
We drove the the ski lifts
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Delicious displays inside a Turkish bread shop
Delicious displays inside a Turkish bread shop
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We stopped for lunch at this cafe on the mountain road  with a view of Lake Sopanca
We stopped for lunch at this cafe on the mountain road, with a view of Lake Sopanca
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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
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Close-up of the columns and their carved caps
Close-up of the columns and their carved caps
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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
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