26 Ocak 2016 Salı

American Edition: Wild Goat and Baklava Hunters

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Hürriyet Newspaper, 26 January 2016)

We're not in Indiana anymore...

Nancy Schindler (42) and Eric Schottens (48) came 10,000
kilometers from Danville in the U.S. state of Indiana  to Artvin
province to hunt for wild goats. The couple spent 20,000 USD
but failed to bag any goats.

Both Schindler and Schottens said that they loved the eastern part
of Artvin and would come again in the year ahead. They came to
Turkey through a travel agency in Anatlya that won a contract from
the Forest and Water Affairs Ministry's Nature Protection and
National Parks Directorate to encourage hunting tourism.

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      One of the ones that got away.

The couple hunted for wild goats eight hours a day for 10 days in
the rough and rocky terrain 2,000 meters up in the area of Ortaköy.
They were accompanied by Gökhan Soydan, the head of the Çoruh
Hunters and Bowmen Club, and their hunting guide was Ahmet
Aygün Şimşek.

Schottens had a number of chances to shoot a goat but missed
each time. A realtor back in Indiana, Schottens said that "the land
was rough and climbing was difficult. Nature was beautiful, though.
We got close to the game but it didn't work out this time. We're
thinking about coming again next year."

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                            Artvin province

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Hürriyet Newspaper, 26 January 2016)

Hey, U.S. taxpayers, next time you're in DC get some baklava. 

While U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was meeting with Turkish
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, his wife Jill and granddaughter
Naomi were in Karaköy, Istanbul, buying 40 kilograms of baklava
and Turkish Delight candy to offer to guests back at the White House.

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Worth a trip, even if you have to pay your own way.

The Biden ladies were accompanied by Holly Holzer Bass, the wife
of U.S. Ambassador John Bass, and Selda Şerifsoy Çakır, the
coordinator at the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul. VP Biden
is said to be quite a fan of baklava.

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