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Back to Istanbul and a short hop to Izmit

I’m back in Istanbul!

I’m back in Istanbul! That was me announcing my arrival (to myself of course) of a Sunday evening on the 18th of January, 2015.

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Turning Back the Clock – Part 6 – Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme, Turkey – November 15 – 18

After hanging out in Fethiye for two weeks trying to catch up on school work, it was time to catch our bus and continue further on our tour of Turkey. 2,075 more words


Israel dislike Turkish criticism

“Earlier this month Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu likened his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu to the Islamist militants who killed 17 people in Paris, saying both had committed crimes against humanity.” 6 more words

Turkish novelist Pamuk to visit Iran next month

“Turkish author and Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk is scheduled to travel to Iran to unveil the Persian translated version of his book “Cevdet Bey and His Sons”.” 6 more words

Turkish Lira Drops to Record as Rates Meeting Irks Investors

““The suspicion is, therefore, that the central bank is under a lot of political pressure to cut,” Gullberg said. It’s “never a good thing if politicians are seen as having undue influence on monetary policy.”” 9 more words

Erdogan “Will Not Accept” Autonomous Syrian Kurdistan

“Erdogan sees the Democratic Union Party (PYD) as the Syrian branch of the PKK and has repeatedly said that Ankara cannot allow “a terrorist group to establish camps in northern Syria.”” 6 more words

War on terror - without Turkey?

“Criticism is growing in Turkey over the apparent reticence of the West to cooperate with Turkey in the war on terror. There are a number of reasons for this, terrorism experts say.” 6 more words