The number of domestic flights in Turkey has been increasing in recent years because of the new airport constructions of the Turkish government and recent investments of the private airline companies. A flight ticket can be occasionally cheaper than a bus ticket owing to the promotion campaigns of the airlines.
Edirne was the capital of the Ottoman Empire from 1363 to 1453 until May 29, 1453, the day Sultan Mehmet conquered Istanbul and it became the empire’s fourth and final capital. I recently paid a visit to this magnificent city and I have 7 answers for the question in the article’s title:
Last weekend I organized a tour of the ancient city İznik (a small city south of Istanbul) and its surroundings. We had a sunny weekend and had a great time. Like me, many people and tourists pass by İznik while on their way to Bursa. İznik with its beautiful nature and its history are a city worth visiting if you’re traveling to Turkey.
There is famous Turkish saying, “Dreams keep men alive.” You’ll have a vision someday or a dream takes shape in your mind. Years pass and you don’t even remember that dream. In fact it hasn’t gone anywhere, it’s still standing at some place in your mind but you just can’t recall it. Hüsamettin Kocan too had a dream, stablishing a museum in his village where he was born and raised. He never forgot his dream and despite many hardships he faced in life he built the museum that he was dreaming about in 2010. A few years after opening the museum, in 2014 to be precise, it received the Council of Europe Museum Prize. This prize is given by the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). The Council of Europe Museum Prize has been awarded annually since 1977 to museums that have made a significant contribution to the understanding of European cultural heritage.
In this article I want to write about an artist who never stopped pursuing his dreams, Hüsamettin Kocan and his mangnificent museum, Baksı Museum, which has been in my “Must Visit” list since I have heard about it.