Alanya, Turkey


    This was a surprise trip that I made in late December, 2001.  A Turkish dentist, Osman, I had met in Pennsylvania at Fetullah Gulen’s Compound before leaving for Turkey invited me to his city, Alanya, located on the Mediterranean Sea.  I almost did not take the trip but I am glad that I did.  I needed to escape the snowy weather Istanbul was having at the time.  Boy am I glad I took the trip.

    Osman gave me a good weekend tour of Antalya, Manavgat and then Alanya.  I have many pictures still from this trip with many stories.  The below photo is one of my favorite.  I was at the top of an ancient mosque which gave me one of the best views of Alanya.

    View of Alanya from Suleyman Cami