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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 park cafe
A park cafe
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Wooden eagles by the Kar Tepe mountain s ski resort
Wooden eagles by the Kar Tepe mountain's ski resort
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A distant island beyond the stormy Black Sea cove at Kandira
A distant island beyond the stormy Black Sea cove at Kandira
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and looked down at the Greenpark Hotel
and looked down at the Greenpark Hotel
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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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A bridge near the Marmara Sea in Izmit  Kocaeli
A bridge near the Marmara Sea in Izmit, Kocaeli
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The Museum of Arcaeology & Ethnography in Izmit
The Museum of Arcaeology & Ethnography in Izmit
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The ski resort s cabins and ski runs
The ski resort's cabins and ski runs
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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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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
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A kind museum curator gives a group of foreign Christian visitors a special tour of the gallery  sho...
A kind museum curator gives a group of foreign Christian visitors a special tour of the gallery, showing a Greek inscription about the Christians killed in Nicomedia by Emperor Diocletian.
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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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Pink tulips
Pink tulips
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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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We drove the the ski lifts
We drove the the ski lifts
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Amazing  yaprak  leaves in the forest
Amazing "yaprak" leaves in the forest
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A waterfront cafe
A waterfront cafe
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A rug merchant stands in the doorway of his shop in Izmit  Kocaeli
A rug merchant stands in the doorway of his shop in Izmit, Kocaeli
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Delicious displays inside a Turkish bread shop
Delicious displays inside a Turkish bread shop
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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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