Ataturk - He modernised the remnants of the Ottoman Empire after WWI to create a democratic and secular Turkey.
In the center or Marmaris is a huge statue to Ataturk. He said, “Pease at home. Peace in the World.”
We spend a whole day doing paper work to enter Turkey. This is the harbormaster.
Ramadan supper with Zeki and his wife, devout Muslims.
Zeki's daughter Elif. Elif is the name of the first book in the Koran.
My favorite ceramic in Zeki's shop.
Statue to American astronaut to carry Turkish flag into space.
Wives and children await their husbands who are sponge divers. (Sponges are gone now.)
Fisherman and child.
Modern shopping mall.
Painting I like - it captures the action.
They have a sense of humor.
They like cars and motorcycles.
How quiet Marmaris is! Note the hundreds of gulets - Turkish wooden boats for hire.
We relax at Thomas' nil cafe.
Thomas in perfect English presents his Turkish masterpiece.