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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 Erdo─čan 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 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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We paused in the hotel lobby before leaving
We paused in the hotel lobby before leaving
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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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Pink Rocks rise above a stormy Black Sea
Pink Rocks rise above a stormy Black Sea
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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.
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hotel gift shop
hotel gift shop
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and looked down at the Greenpark Hotel
and looked down at the Greenpark Hotel
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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
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A map of ancient Nicomedia  hung on the walls of the gallery
A map of ancient Nicomedia, hung on the walls of the gallery
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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
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Some traditional fishing boats are harbored near a navy ship in the Marmara Sea
Some traditional fishing boats are harbored near a navy ship in the Marmara Sea
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One of the hotel s elegant dining rooms
One of the hotel's elegant dining rooms
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Islamists near Istanbul protest in support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Syria
Islamists near Istanbul protest in support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Syria
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Two students pose beside a simit cart.
Two students pose beside a simit cart.
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A cafe at Greenpark Hotel with view of the summit
A cafe at Greenpark Hotel with view of the summit
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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
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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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Students hold the key for future freedom in Turkey.  Here they pose with a portrait of Ataturk.
Students hold the key for future freedom in Turkey. Here they pose with a portrait of Ataturk.
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An evening walkway by the Marmara Sea
An evening walkway by the Marmara Sea
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