Turkey • Kak Photography

Turkey

Since I was a little boy I remember the teachers telling us about bloody wars, genocides and all the historical events that led to long term hostility between Greece and Turkey. Growing up I couldn’t stop wondering about the real reason for this hostility and the differences between us.

This questioning led me on a moto journey across Turkey, from the western part of the country to the hidden corners of the East. Wandering through small, authentic villages, meeting the locals, I experienced nothing but hospitality and beauty that filled my SD card with strong oriental colors and my heart with warm memories. I got the chance to capture magnificent landscapes, traditional villages, culturally rich cities, imposing minarets, and above all, the true treasure of the region; the people. Men, women and children who smiled at me every single time I told them I was Greek, proving once again that the only enemy is fanaticism and the major weapon against it, is travelling.