Category: In english


Phokaia days

Ionia’nın eşiğinde huzurlu bir yaşam mümkün. / A peaceful life is possible at the threshold of Ionia.

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Şu an Ionia'dasınız / Right now, you're in Ionia

Şu an Ionia’dasınız / Right now, you’re in Ionia

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On the road: The Central Anatolia

Ben susayım, fotoğraflarım yolculuğu anlatsın… / I’ll keep silent, and let my photos tell the journey…

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Soğuk / Cold – Sivas

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A presumptive drawing of Maussoleon

A presumptive drawing of Maussoleon

Moor at Palmarina Bodrum, hop in the car and lose yourself in the history of the ancient cities of Caria region, once ruled by the Hecatomnid dynasty and protected by Zeus. Below are seven of those cities; whether to explore the complete history of Bodrum is up to you. Okumaya devam et

The main entrance of the Marble Mansion

The main entrance of the Marble Mansion

The Marble Mansion of Mahmut Muhtar Pasha

I first met her in 1982. She was already old at that time; she was a lady of mature years. Her 122 years old marble body was strong. Her strength seemed to be derived from thousands of girls’ life energy that has been flowing through her veins. Back then we have been calling her “The Mansion”. Yet some decades later, I would learn her real name: “The Marble Mansion of Mahmut Muhtar Pasha”. And some more decade later I would dig her story…

Today the Marble Mansion, whose property that lays between Moda Street and the seashore in Istanbul’s Kadikoy side, and whose large garden decorated with old pine trees gives a fresh breath to people of neighborhood, is commonly known as Mahmut Muhtar Pasha’s mansion. However her former owner was Dimitri Velademi of Greek origin who sold her to Pasha’s wife Princess Nimetullah Hanim in 1897. The documents show that her construction took ten years (1860-1870). It was the rise of Neoclassicism. Okumaya devam et

My poor old friend

My poor old friend

All seen, reproduced and worn by me… Okumaya devam et

hazelnutsGiresun (Kerasus), the homeland of cherries; a land of steep slopes where top class hazelnuts grow; the dwelling of the blue spruce trees coming from far away. The coastal city shaped by water, disfigured by man and reshaped by water. Giresun is a place with its mountains torn down and spilled into the sea so that cars may whizz over it despite the resistance of man and all of its nature.

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Caution: Old material! Written in September 2002

Children of Golan

Over the past two years, Syria has entered a new period of determined reforms. It is bulding a path of change with cautious and firm steps with its young president and his staff.

While looking into the night, onto the city lights from a airplane flying over the city that has laid its back on the mountains not letting the warm Mediterranean weather in from the West, and has faced the tough, stormy desert, it is actually only the known that can be viewed: a map created from fragments of information gathered from areas of history, geography, politics and economics. Once landed, the bird’s-eye view leaves its place to a three-dimensional picture. Although the information is limited to the frame of the picture, it is something more than just a map. The picture of Syria gains another dimension when placed between Hafiz Al-Assad and his son Dr. Bashar Al-Assad at the Damascus International Airport.

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4.100 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

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2 in1

Commercially right, medically wrong…

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That’s brotherly solidarity: Writing, directing, editing together to such a degree that they are also called “the director with two heads”.

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