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  • Turkey to hold general elections

    Colorful flags, banners, signs and convoys of vehicles carrying loud speakers and decorated with banners and pictures of political party leaders and candidates will fill the streets and be seen until the evening of June 11. These activities are due the general elections that will take place June 12. Political parties have been holding rallies,
  • Team Incirlik produces a USAFE Outstanding Airman

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe officials recently announced the 2010 Outstanding Airmen of the Year winners; and one of those individuals was from Incirlik Air Base.Eren Ersoy, a budget analyst from the 39th Comptroller Squadron, earned USAFE's 2010 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for the Civilian Category I.Mr. Ersoy was selected among nominees from
  • Incirlik jazz student selected for seminar in Naples

    A student from Incirlik Air Base was selected to participate in a recent Department of Defense Schools jazz seminar in Naples, Italy.Amelia Miller, a student at the Incirlik Unit School here, was the only student in Turkey awarded the opportunity to attend the seminar.She auditioned for a panel of DoDDS music teachers for the chance to attend the
  • Retired Military living in Turkey

    Turkey is a paradise of sun, sea, mountains and lakes that offers travelers a complete change from the stress and routine of everyday life.James C. Taylor, a retired United States Army major, has been taking advantage of all Turkey has to offer.For the past eight years, the retired major and his wife have been living abroad in Sinop, Turkey."Turkey
  • Tips to survive flu season

    Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious illness caused by the influenza virus.Even though we are well into the flu season, the flu shot is still available at the clinic here at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. All Department of Defense ID card holders and Tricare beneficiaries are eligible to receive the vaccine.According to the Centers for
  • It's 'Asure' to be delicious

    History is not always about a person or a place, sometimes it's about the cuisine.Asure (ah-sure-eh) is one of the greatest indicators of the cultural richness of Turkey that dates back thousands of years. It's believed that asure has been cooked since Noah's time in the ark.As told, Noah sailed in his ark for 40 days and nights during the big
  • Holiday season safety tips

    As Christmas approaches, the 39th Air Base Wing safety office offers some advice to have a safe holiday season. Some holiday cooking tips:· Avoid wearing loose-fitting clothing while cooking.· Never leave the kitchen unattended when cooking.· Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold.· Be sure the kitchen is well ventilated to prevent the build-up of
  • Celebrating New Year’s Day in Turkey

    You may have noticed that shops throughout Turkey decorate their windows with pine trees, snow, red stockings and statues and pictures of St. Nicholas. The Turks, most of whom are Muslims, may seem like they're observing Christmas like the Christians. They aren't celebrating Christmas, however. Rather, they're marking the new year.Many parties are
  • The real story of St. Nick—Noel Baba

    St. Nicholas is called Noel Baba in Turkey, but he is better known as Santa Claus. The popular myth is that he lives at the North Pole. Few people actually know St. Nicholas was born, lived and died in Turkey during the fourth century. He was the bishop of Myra, now Demre, near Antalya.A Byzantine basilica in Demre honors his memory, and the tale
  • Holiday season safety tips

    As Christmas approaches, the 39th Air Base Wing safety office offers some advice to have a safe holiday season. Some holiday cooking tips:· Avoid wearing loose-fitting clothing while cooking.· Never leave the kitchen unattended when cooking.· Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold.· Be sure the kitchen is well ventilated to prevent the build-up of
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