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1 ROTARY DISTRICT 7600 GSE TRIP TO DISTRICT 2440 “TURKEY“ May 1-29, 2002 ROTARY DISTRICT 7600 GSE TRIP TO DISTRICT 2440 “TURKEY“ May 1-29, 2002 Team Leader: Marty Weber – Oyster Point Rotary Team Members: Christine Peterson - Poquoson Jane Tuohey - Richmond Adisa Muse - Petersburg Jason Fiske - Richmond

2 Leaving my Oyster Point Rotary and the Turkish team behind Where’s Marty Turkey map updated every Friday at Rotary by moving my little head around

3 Istanbul, Turkey

4 Arrival in Istanbul, Turkey Meeting our host, Yasim Yanik, District 2440 GSE Chairperson Checking in at our Hotel First dinner in Istanbul At Istanbul Airport

5 Istanbul, Turkey May 1-4 from the hotel rooftop a Turkish breakfast The Blue Mosque seen from the rooftop bar of our hotel Typical Turkish breakfast

6 The Blue Mosque

7 Your GSE team inside the Blue Mosque

8 Hagia Sophia built about 534 AD

9 Topkapi Palace, home of the Sultans Turkish tourist police located at every tourist site

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12 The Grand Bazaar, only 4800 shops under one roof. Must have walkie talkies and GPS for effective navigation.

13 Night life, Istanbul style

14 Marty is…

15 Istanbul to Bandirma, Turkey

16 Bandirma, Turkey May 4-6 BANVIT Chicken Processing Plant

17 Marty playing Backgammon with Turkey District Governor Ali Bor along side host family, DR. IIker & Esen Pozan Marty won, creating our first Rotary International incident!

18 Bandirma Rotary Jane Tuohey presenting

19 Nothing like a 5 mile hike to a small Turkish village after a major party night!

20 And what awaits me!!!

21 Team member Jane gets dental work from Rotarian Dr. IIker Pozam

22 Bandirma to Bursa, Turkey

23 Bursa, Turkey May 6-10 Inal Ertekin School Mehmet Inal, School Business Manager & President of Uludag Rotary Club

24 Tombs of several Sultans and families circa 1200 – 1500 AD

25 Presenting at Nilufer, Yesil, & Uludag Rotary Clubs

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27 Rotary in action - the school that pretzels built

28 Turkish Lawyers and the Court Room

29 Marty… almost created ANOTHER international incident

30 And We Made The News!

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32 Bursa to Menemen, Turkey

33 Menemen, Turkey May Menemen Rotary Club members with our GSE team Jane presenting at Menemen Rotary Club

34 Ancient City of Pergamon

35 Pergamon & Esclapian First Medical Symbol

36 Turkish Carpets

37 Menemen to Izmir, Turkey

38 Izmir, Turkey May School visit to Ozel Inal Ertekin Hamliter Campus Jason Fiske presenting Balcova Rotary Club

39 Izmir to Cesme, Turkey and Rotary District 2440 Conference

40 Turkey Rotary District 2440 Conference at Cesme May 16-19

41 Cesme to Denizli, Turkey

42 Denizli, Turkey May Deliklicinar and Pamukkale Rotary Clubs Christine & Jason presenting

43 Glass, Textile and Cardboard Factory visits

44 Ancient City of Pamukkale

45 Amphitheater at Pamukkale Me getting ready to sing

46 Denizli to Marmaris, Turkey

47 Marmaris, Turkey May Jane with Interact members Marmaris Rotary Club

48 Christine presenting

49 Fun at Marmaris

50 Marmaris to Bodrum, Turkey

51 Bodrum, Turkey May My favorite city !!!

52 Turgutreis Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children A Project of the Bodrum Karia Rotary Club

53 Bodrum Karia Rotary Club We took the flowers to the hospital They gave us flowers after our presentations

54 Bodrum Castle and ancient city of Halikarnassos Temple at Halikarnassos Roman Mosaic Bodrum Castle

55 Temple Temple at Halikarnassos One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

56 Farewell to Bodrum

57 Bodrum to Izmir, Turkey

58 Last stop Izmir, Turkey May Christine & Jason Presenting at Konak & Guzelyali Rotary Clubs

59 And Ephesus!!!

60 The Roman Library at Ephesus

61 Only one crappy experience !!! Public toilets at Ephesus

62 Roman public toilets

63 Jason reading the paper and…

64 The seat Amphitheater at Ephesus

65 Farewell to Ephesus and Turkey

66 Farewell party with both GSE teams

67 We presented at 16 Rotary Clubs and their District Conference We presented at 16 Rotary Clubs and their District Conference

68 Many people I talked to upon my return from Turkey said things like: Weren't you afraid? Terrorism? Wow, you came home with two hands and two feet!, What about those Turkish Prisons?, Did you get sick?Many people I talked to upon my return from Turkey said things like: Weren't you afraid? Terrorism? Wow, you came home with two hands and two feet!, What about those Turkish Prisons?, Did you get sick? Midnight Express (The Movie) Midnight Express (The Movie)

69 The Reality:The Reality: I was not afraidI was not afraid There is terrorism everywhere and Turkey ranks very low on the “Hit List”.There is terrorism everywhere and Turkey ranks very low on the “Hit List”. I did come home with both hands and both feet. These punishments do not and never did happen in Turkey.I did come home with both hands and both feet. These punishments do not and never did happen in Turkey. I did not get sick once, except for the occasional hangover!I did not get sick once, except for the occasional hangover! The movie, “Midnight Express” was a dramatization about the incarceration of Billy Hayes who was caught at Istanbul Airport trying to smuggle several kilos of hash back home to America. The story is not completely accurate and there were NO Turkish actors who played any role in the movie !!!The movie, “Midnight Express” was a dramatization about the incarceration of Billy Hayes who was caught at Istanbul Airport trying to smuggle several kilos of hash back home to America. The story is not completely accurate and there were NO Turkish actors who played any role in the movie !!! TURKISH PEOPLE HATE HOW THIS MOVIE WRONGLY CHARICTERIZES THEIR PEOPLE.TURKISH PEOPLE HATE HOW THIS MOVIE WRONGLY CHARICTERIZES THEIR PEOPLE.

70 What we took away from Turkey Turkey is a strong ally of ours. The Turkish people love, admire and respect us. They want us to strengthen there relationship with us.Turkey is a strong ally of ours. The Turkish people love, admire and respect us. They want us to strengthen there relationship with us. Turkish people are very hospitable, warm and friendly.Turkish people are very hospitable, warm and friendly. Turkey is an excellent destination for tourism. Known as the “Cradle of Civilization” Turkey has over 8000 years of recorded history.Turkey is an excellent destination for tourism. Known as the “Cradle of Civilization” Turkey has over 8000 years of recorded history. Turkey has a diverse flavor of cities and terrain throughout the country. From the seas to the mountains.Turkey has a diverse flavor of cities and terrain throughout the country. From the seas to the mountains.

71 The food is great and healthy!The food is great and healthy! They have a strong education system and strong family values.They have a strong education system and strong family values. Turkey wants more business opportunities and partnerships with America’s businesses.Turkey wants more business opportunities and partnerships with America’s businesses. Turkish parents do not want their children watching violent and sexual movies, wherever they are made.Turkish parents do not want their children watching violent and sexual movies, wherever they are made. They are willing to support us in our war on terrorism as they have supported us in the Korean War, Cold War and the Gulf War. However they want our economic support along the way and afterwards. There support of us during the Gulf War caused major economic problems in Eastern Turkey which in part lead to economic problems throughout the country. They feel we did not support them after we won the war.They are willing to support us in our war on terrorism as they have supported us in the Korean War, Cold War and the Gulf War. However they want our economic support along the way and afterwards. There support of us during the Gulf War caused major economic problems in Eastern Turkey which in part lead to economic problems throughout the country. They feel we did not support them after we won the war.

72 Support Rotary International Group Study ExchangeSupport Rotary International Group Study Exchange Support, visit and do business with one of our closest alleys - Turkey!!!Support, visit and do business with one of our closest alleys - Turkey!!!


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