Friends from town of Ortahopa, near the Turkish border with Georgia

Friends from town of Ortahopa, near the Turkish border with Georgia

For the Laz people near on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, falcon
For the Laz people near on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, falcon

For the Laz people near on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, falconry is their most traditional passtime. Originally, they trained falcons to hunt birds as a way to get meat into their diets, but today the practice has become a hobby and a business.

These fruits are called Map of the World in Turkish.
These fruits are called Map of the World in Turkish.

These fruits are called Map of the World in Turkish.

Raising the Turkish flag
Raising the Turkish flag

Raising the Turkish flag

 With music, dancing and gunshots, three brothers celebrate their cousin's wedding in a small Turkish village.

With music, dancing and gunshots, three brothers celebrate their cousin's wedding in a small Turkish village.

In the village of Gebecheler, the children celebrate Ataturk Day
In the village of Gebecheler, the children celebrate Ataturk Day

In the village of Gebecheler, the children celebrate Ataturk Day by putting on performances. The oldest class pantomines a battle by the boys and a somber mourning by the girls.

 Sisters at a Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayabelen.

Sisters at a Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayabelen.

 Paht-Pahts are vehicles invented in this part of Turkey. They are made from modified well pumps.

Paht-Pahts are vehicles invented in this part of Turkey. They are made from modified well pumps.

A tomb to Seyyid Hasan Basri in the Turkish village of Şeydinar
A tomb to Seyyid Hasan Basri in the Turkish village of Şeydinar

A tomb to Seyyid Hasan Basri in the Turkish village of Şeydinar.

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Nazik Ginar, a grandmother from the Bektashi village of Kayabele
Nazik Ginar, a grandmother from the Bektashi village of Kayabele

Nazik Ginar, a grandmother from the Bektashi village of Kayabelen in Turkey.

Sisters at a Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayabe
Sisters at a Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayabe

Sisters at a Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayabelen.

A Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayabelen.
A Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayabelen.

A Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayabelen.

A demonstration of lancing, the pre-industrial way to extract th
A demonstration of lancing, the pre-industrial way to extract th

A demonstration of lancing, the pre-industrial way to extract the narcotic alkaloid "milk" that is used to make opiates. The method has been prohibited in Turkey since 1973.

Children at a Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayab
Children at a Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayab

Children at a Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayabelen.

 An older woman comes to see her grandchildren perform in a school play in the Turkish village of Gebecheler on Ataturk Day.

An older woman comes to see her grandchildren perform in a school play in the Turkish village of Gebecheler on Ataturk Day.

 Istiklal Street in Istanbul, one of the biggest cultural hubs in  the city.

Istiklal Street in Istanbul, one of the biggest cultural hubs in the city.

 Fishermen on the Galata bridge in Istanbul, Turkey.

Fishermen on the Galata bridge in Istanbul, Turkey.

Passengers on a ferry in Istanbul.
Passengers on a ferry in Istanbul.

Passengers on a ferry in Istanbul.

A head of Medusa used as the base of a column in the subterranea
A head of Medusa used as the base of a column in the subterranea

A head of Medusa used as the base of a column in the subterranean Basilica Cistern that once provided Istanbul with drinking water.

 A horse parked in the small southern town of Afyonkarahisar.

A horse parked in the small southern town of Afyonkarahisar.

 Friends from town of Ortahopa, near the Turkish border with Georgia
For the Laz people near on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, falcon
These fruits are called Map of the World in Turkish.
Raising the Turkish flag
 With music, dancing and gunshots, three brothers celebrate their cousin's wedding in a small Turkish village.
In the village of Gebecheler, the children celebrate Ataturk Day
 Sisters at a Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayabelen.
 Paht-Pahts are vehicles invented in this part of Turkey. They are made from modified well pumps.
A tomb to Seyyid Hasan Basri in the Turkish village of Şeydinar
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Nazik Ginar, a grandmother from the Bektashi village of Kayabele
Sisters at a Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayabe
A Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayabelen.
A demonstration of lancing, the pre-industrial way to extract th
Children at a Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayab
 An older woman comes to see her grandchildren perform in a school play in the Turkish village of Gebecheler on Ataturk Day.
 Istiklal Street in Istanbul, one of the biggest cultural hubs in  the city.
 Fishermen on the Galata bridge in Istanbul, Turkey.
Passengers on a ferry in Istanbul.
A head of Medusa used as the base of a column in the subterranea
 A horse parked in the small southern town of Afyonkarahisar.

Friends from town of Ortahopa, near the Turkish border with Georgia

For the Laz people near on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, falcon

For the Laz people near on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, falconry is their most traditional passtime. Originally, they trained falcons to hunt birds as a way to get meat into their diets, but today the practice has become a hobby and a business.

These fruits are called Map of the World in Turkish.

These fruits are called Map of the World in Turkish.

Raising the Turkish flag

Raising the Turkish flag

With music, dancing and gunshots, three brothers celebrate their cousin's wedding in a small Turkish village.

In the village of Gebecheler, the children celebrate Ataturk Day

In the village of Gebecheler, the children celebrate Ataturk Day by putting on performances. The oldest class pantomines a battle by the boys and a somber mourning by the girls.

Sisters at a Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayabelen.

Paht-Pahts are vehicles invented in this part of Turkey. They are made from modified well pumps.

A tomb to Seyyid Hasan Basri in the Turkish village of Şeydinar

A tomb to Seyyid Hasan Basri in the Turkish village of Şeydinar.

Nazik Ginar, a grandmother from the Bektashi village of Kayabele

Nazik Ginar, a grandmother from the Bektashi village of Kayabelen in Turkey.

Sisters at a Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayabe

Sisters at a Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayabelen.

A Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayabelen.

A Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayabelen.

A demonstration of lancing, the pre-industrial way to extract th

A demonstration of lancing, the pre-industrial way to extract the narcotic alkaloid "milk" that is used to make opiates. The method has been prohibited in Turkey since 1973.

Children at a Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayab

Children at a Turkish wedding in a Bektashi village called Kayabelen.

An older woman comes to see her grandchildren perform in a school play in the Turkish village of Gebecheler on Ataturk Day.

Istiklal Street in Istanbul, one of the biggest cultural hubs in the city.

Fishermen on the Galata bridge in Istanbul, Turkey.

Passengers on a ferry in Istanbul.

Passengers on a ferry in Istanbul.

A head of Medusa used as the base of a column in the subterranea

A head of Medusa used as the base of a column in the subterranean Basilica Cistern that once provided Istanbul with drinking water.

A horse parked in the small southern town of Afyonkarahisar.

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