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Turkey: About this Country by the Students from Turkey

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Hello everyone!!! I'm Erdem from Alanya,TURKEY.This is my avatar. Isn't it crazy :)





     Turkey is divided into 7 geographical regions: The Black Sea Region,The Marmara Region,The Aegean Region,The Mediterranean Region,The Central Anatolia Region,The Eastern Anatolia Region,The Southeastern Anatolia Region.





 In this video you see the photos of Istanbul which is one of the metropolises of Turkey. It was the capital city of Ottoman Empire in the past so, There are lots of historical buildings and monuments there. It is also famous with its Bosphorus.





This video is introducing Aegean Region in the west of Turkey,showing the scenes of the coasts and the historical buildings.



I have tried to show you some beautiful views from the Black Sea Region of Turkey.In time ı will give you lots of information about local culture and life style in this area.


  Horon is a dance by means of which Black Sea's rough waves are symbolically displayed. Life in the region of Black Sea is bound to mainly the sea.So it is inluence on local people is visible in music,dance,food,lifestyle and even on their moods...


     'Horon' music is played by 'kemenche' bottle-shaped, 3-stringed type of rebec or fiddle from the Black Sea region of  Turkey. The Horon is generally danced by a chain of either men or women who form a line or semi-circle. Also,it is said that these movement are  derived from the shimmying of the little silver anchovy fish ( Turkish: Hamsi ).


      When you watch the video below showing the 'Horon' dance, you will see that it looks like Irish Jig or the River Dance.It is most probably due to the influnce of this Anotolian dance throughout the history on the emigrants who emigrated the Holy Land through Anatolia. Long sea journeys and merchant exchanges may be the other reasons of this inluence.









Turkey is a country which is surrounded by three seas.Mediterranean Region has got the longest beaches. These sandy beaches are very popular with the tourists.





Comments (34)

calieghc said

at 2:20 pm on Oct 9, 2008

Hi I'm Caleigh from Illinois in the U.S. Whats it like in Tukey? Is it cold? Do u go to school ? What r some of ur holidays? How big r some of ur houses ? Do u have a Presedent or a king or a dictator? these would be some great questions to answer in ur project =] !!

~Caleigh-Revolutionary War page

sıdıka said

at 2:40 pm on Oct 9, 2008

Hi Caleigh, thanks for your comment. when our project is completed,you will definitely find the answers of your questions.Lots of warm greetings from Turkey:)

maclaynj said

at 9:44 am on Oct 16, 2008

Maybe you can add some pictures of famous Turkish monuments, or something like that.


gianna said

at 12:34 pm on Oct 20, 2008

I really like all of your avatars!

alexm said

at 9:40 am on Oct 21, 2008

hey this is alex if you don't mind could you tell us what hello is in Turkish or Turken or whatever language you speak?

haleyf said

at 9:45 am on Oct 21, 2008

Hey! It's Haley and Alexus! Whatcha doin? We're doing the Dance project. Alexus hasn't done much yet, but Haley's done a lot. Leave comments and we can talk! Bye! :-)

marisaf said

at 10:01 am on Oct 21, 2008

woah! It would be awsome if you put a some Turkish words then translated them into English.

-marisa <3

bryant said

at 10:02 am on Oct 21, 2008

hey my name is bryan i am from Illinois, USA. I was wondering how to spell my name in Turkish. if you know how can you please leave me a comment on my page (michael phelps) and tell me. thanks nice talikng to you

lexi said

at 1:15 pm on Oct 21, 2008

Perty darn cool.

sariah said

at 1:31 pm on Oct 21, 2008

hi and welcome

maclaynj said

at 3:06 pm on Oct 21, 2008

Awesome page! You should check out my page on Mini Coopers! I just made a pool you should take it.

~MaClayn <3

Mrs. D said

at 5:58 pm on Oct 24, 2008

You children are doing a fantastic job. We can't wait to see pictures of Turkey and maybe hear you talk to us. Try to use voicethread.

sıdıka said

at 2:10 pm on Oct 26, 2008

Hi Jackie, thank you very much for your help:)

Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. said

at 3:07 pm on Oct 26, 2008

No problem, Sidika! I made a screencast video how to embed your Animoto videos for the future. See the Technology Troubleshooting page. Also it would be great if your students joined Voicethread (under the Animoto video) and made comments about your country.

bryant said

at 9:57 am on Oct 28, 2008

Wow Trukey is a really cool country. it would be fun to take a vacation there sometime.

jackm said

at 10:00 am on Oct 28, 2008

how do you say sheep in turkish?

calieghc said

at 6:13 pm on Oct 30, 2008

You Guys did an extremely good job on this!! =] Turkey looks beautiful from the Pictures on the animoto. The Tika-Tok was also very well written. Turkey sounds fun to live and sounds alot like america!!! thank you for joining our website, we are greatful!

~Caleigh-Revolutionary war page

maclaynj said

at 8:23 pm on Oct 30, 2008

This project has come so far! Good job guys!

Check out my page on Mini Coopers! (its a type of car in the U.S.)

P.S. Do you guys play volleyball over there, if you do thats totally cool because i LOVE volleyball.

jackm said

at 10:02 am on Nov 7, 2008

Hey this is Jack. Thanks a lot for letting us join in on your project. I had a great time and I will be sure to add more information. Hey this is Jack. Thanks a lot for letting us join in on your project. I had a great time and I will be sure to add more information.

Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. said

at 5:11 pm on Nov 12, 2008

I love all the images of your country. I never new it was this beautiful. I want to visit! You are adding some great materials.

caden said

at 12:40 pm on Nov 13, 2008

You have awesome avatars! How did you get them like that?

abbye said

at 11:47 am on Nov 20, 2008

This page has so many cool pictures and games! I love the book!

Mrs. D said

at 8:58 am on Nov 21, 2008

A fantastic job is being done here.

danielle said

at 6:13 pm on Nov 24, 2008

HEY! This page is so cool! My favorite part are the videos!

Burcu Gürbüz said

at 9:30 am on Dec 2, 2008

I am so happy because you like my country...:)

Anonymous said

at 10:39 am on Dec 16, 2008

HI!!!!! I'm Alexus and I'm from America. This page is really cool! Talk to me on the Dancing Project-Alexus page!

Anonymous said

at 11:34 am on Dec 18, 2008

Hi Alexus I!m Erdem your page is really cool too

Fikret Erdem said

at 7:39 am on Dec 19, 2008

hi.calieghc turkey isnT cold. turkey is very good because has got three see and a lot castle

Burcu Gürbüz said

at 7:15 am on Jan 2, 2009


Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. said

at 9:28 am on Jan 2, 2009

Burcu - thanks for the nice welcome through your Voki. I am loving learning about your country. It is very beautiful. I want to visit!

Clare said

at 12:14 pm on Sep 14, 2009

this page is awesome. it has like 100 times more info. than ive ever known about turkey.

Erdem Özdoğan said

at 9:19 am on Jan 4, 2010

I'm very proud comments are beautiful

Serhat Altürk said

at 10:10 am on Jan 4, 2010

hi i`m new nice to meet you !!!

sıdıka said

at 11:54 am on Mar 16, 2010

Dear Jackie, I have a problem to edit this page. Some of the avatars are missing. While I'm trying to get them back, other parts begin to disappear so I cancel the editing.Can you help me please? Thank you for your concern.

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