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The Cave of Seven Sleepers is located in Ephesus, Selcuk, Turkey. Legend has it that prior to the adoption of Christianity as the official religion; seven children took shelter in this place. The children fell asleep and woke up two centuries later to find that Christianity had become the official religion of the Roman Empire.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Valda Wilson/Released) Destinations: Ephesus
Ephesus, Selcuk, Turkey is one of the country's most important cultural heritage sites attracting approximately 1.5 million tourists a year.Located in southern Izmir, Ephesus is home to a number of historic works and ruins covering an area of approximately six miles. Turkey contains two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the Halicarnassus
0 6/27
2011
Default Air Force Logo 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,
0 6/16
2011
Eren Ersoy, a budget analyst from the 39th Comptroller Squadron, recently earned the Civilian Category I  in U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s 2010 Outstanding Airmen of the Year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Clayton Lenhardt/Released) 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
0 5/23
2011
Amelia Miller, a high school senior and a member of the Incirlik Unit School advanced band, demonstrates her musical talent Feb. 17, 2011, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.  Amelia was the only student from Turkey to attend a Department of Defense Schools jazz seminar in Naples, Italy this year. 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
0 3/03
2011
Default Air Force Logo 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
0 1/20
2011
Default Air Force Logo 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
0 1/14
2011
Default Air Force Logo 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
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2011
Default Air Force Logo 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
0 12/23
2010
A stocking decoration is hung on a street light on Scott Drive Dec. 10.  Scott Air Force Base takes pride in decorating for the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane) 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
0 12/21
2010
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan --  Airman Sean "Santa" Martin from the 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs office takes a photo with children at the Taisho elementary school, Hinoda City, Dec. 18. While there, Airman Martin also handed out gifts and answered any question they had for Santa.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Veronica Pierce) 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
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2010
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