Tag Archives: ataturk

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration (II)


    Saturday 30 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My second entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge for ‘Admiration’ is about those most dedicated of the armed services who perform their …
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  2. Çocuk Bayramınız Kutlu Olsun – Children’s Day


    Saturday 23 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    On April 23, 1929, upon Atatürk’s proposal, the Turkish Grand National Assembly decreed April 23 as a national holiday dedicated …
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  3. 92nd Republic Day


    Thursday 29 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Today marks the 92nd year of the founding of the Republic of Türkiye, and yours truly is in the western …
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  4. Gallipoli: lifelong dedication


    Friday 24 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is my second post about the one hundred year anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign of World War One. Large official centennial memorial …
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  5. Gallipoli: 100 years


    Friday 24 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    One hundred years ago, the almost 9 month Gallipoli Campaign of World War One ended. The Allied forces withdrew from the peninsula, …
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  6. Out & About : Balıkesir Coastline


    Thursday 02 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    . The coastline of Balıkesir in the Marmara region of Türkiye has some great rugged spots, far from the madding …
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  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall (II)


    Saturday 14 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was incredible carved wall at a place called ‘Anıtkabir’, in Ankara, the capital …
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