9 September 2011
Today it is the 89th anniversary of survival of Izmir from Greek occupation.
On 15 May 1919, the Greek Army occupied Izmir. The Turkish Army which was commanded by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, retook possession of Izmir on 9 September 1922, effectively ending the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922) in the field.
To celebrate the independence of Izmir, on 9th of September every year, Turkish Stars (Türk Yildizlari) put on a breathtaking show in Izmir. Turkish Stars is the only aerobatic team performing their displays with "eight" supersonic NF-5 aircraft, and the only team that has already performed a display to more than one million people.
5 July 2011
21 April 2011
Kizlaragasi Hani is a historical bazaar which has a yard in the centre, surrended by small shops and cafes. It is one of the most popular destinations in downtown. For more photos, see WowTurkey.
Photographer: Göksenin Basar
Taken on 30 April 2009
20 April 2011
Izmir Hilton, having 32 floors, is the tallest skyscraper of the town. This is the view from 25th floor of the building.
The facility in the lower-left is another old otel; Swissôtel Grand Efes Izmir.
Photographer: Özgür Aksoy
Taken on 27 March 2011