Talking Türkiye

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Talking Türkiye
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Talking Turkey
Izmir Air Base ( issuing body )
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Izmir, Turkey
425th Air Base Squadron, Izmir Air Base
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Air bases -- Turkey ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Izmir Air Base ( lcsh )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
newspaper ( marcgt )


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serving Izmir Air Station, Turkey

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TALKING TRK YE FEBRUARY 13, 2015 N EWSLETTER VOL. 9 NO. 3 Serving Izmir Air Station Trkiy e The Halide Edip Adivar Award, which is specific to the 39th ABW, is presented to Turkish nationals who display outstanding contributions to Turkey and the 39th ABW by exemplifying continuous dedication and service. The award honors Halide Edip Adivar, an early leader in Turkish society, dedicated to promoting change and understanding within her culture. 39th ABW h onors Turkish national for service b y Senior Airman Michael Battles 39th Air Base Wing Public Affairs INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey -The music dims and the crowd goes silent as attendees of the 39th Air Base Wing 2014 Annual Awards focus their attention on one person -Arzu Kaya. Kaya, a realty clerk with the 425th Air Base Squadron in Izmir, Turkey, was presented the first ever Halide Edip Adivar Award by Col. Mark Anarumo, 39th Air Base Wing vice commander, as part of the award ceremony Feb. 10. The award was established to highlight Turkish nationals who display outstanding contributions to the 39th ABW and Turkey by exemplifying continuous dedication and service. "It was imperative for us to create an awar d specifically to highlight our Turkish nationals," said Col Craig Wills, 39th Air Base Wing commander. "Halide Edip Adivar was an early leader in Turkish society, dedicated to promoting change and understanding within her culture. We want to acknowledge l eaders like her whose efforts contribute to the wing's mission, while promoting mutual understanding between our U.S. and Turkish cultures. They should be recognized." Halide Edip Adivar, a well known Turkish writer and social activist, pla yed an important role in educating the people of Turkey on gender equality and unity by depicting the clash between Eastern and Western culture. She also encouraged Turkish women to succeed in reaching their goals against strong opposition. When asked why Kaya was nominated Lt. Col. John Thomas, 425th ABS commander, said it was due to her critical role to the U.S. mission. "Ms. Arzu Kaya is an integral part of the Izmir community and an invaluable member of the 425th ABS and 39th ABW," Thomas said. "Her accomplishments and dedication to our mission are difficult to capture, but I was proud to nominate her for this award and I am honored that she was chosen as the first recipient." As the sole real estate member working for the Department of Defense in Turkey, Kaya is responsible for negotiating and managing all DOD real estate contracts in Incirlik, Izmir, Istanbul and Ankara. For the last 6 years Kaya has also fulfilled a supervisory role due to shortfall in manning withi n the 425th ABS. According to Thomas, Kaya wants to embody what women of Turkey are. "Arzu has consistently gone out of her way to represent the women of Turkey," Thomas said. "She recently developed and hosted a 'Women of Islam' seminar open to over 400 DOD and NATO personnel; to better inform members of 26 nations about the struggles and accomplishments of women in Turkey." The Halide Edip Adivar award is part of the 39th ABW celebrating 60 years of partnership with the Turkish Government and local national employees. Over the years, the 39th ABW will use the Halide Edip Adivar Award to highlight its Turkish members around the wing and members at its geographically separated units who are paramount in completing not only the wing's mission, but also the missions of the Turkish military and our NATO allies. Photo by Senior Airman Krystal Ardre y


Editorial Staff 425th Air Base Squadron Commander Lt. Col. John M. Thomas 425th Air Base Squadron Di rector of Operations Capt. David J. Bresser Host Nation Adviser Contents of Talking Trkiye are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the Department of the Air Force. All photographs are Air Force photographs unless otherwise indicated. The editorial staff can be reached by phone at DSN 6756694 and DSN 6756698; and by email at and at The T alking Trkiye newsletter is published Fridays bi weekly Subm ission deadline for articles is COB Monday before the publication date; submission by deadline does not guarantee publication. All submissions must be emailed or provided on a computer disk in a document format. Articles are run at the discretion of the editorial staff on a spaceavailable basis and are edited to reflect Air Force style and news format. News, feature and editorial material of the newsletter conforms to the Associated Press Style Book and Briefing on Media Law. Action Line The Action Line is your direct link to me. I use the Action Line to help identify and address your concerns when normal command and agency channels havent been able to resolve them. To submit an action line, e mail: or complete a form at NATO Building # 1 or the Izmir Hilton Hotel entry control point. International Mobile Equipment Identity Stor y by Mine 425th Air Base Squadron Communications Telecommunications Liaison Di d you know this? M embers can have their Global System for Mobile Communications device locked so that others ca nnot use the device, whether lost or stolen. Information and Communications Technologies AuthorityMobile Devic e Registration System has a 24/7 calling service to help. If a GSM phone has been stolen or is lost, members ca n have their device locked so that nobody else can use it even the SIM card is replaced. In order to do this, members need to call the ICTA call center at 0312294 94 94 and provide their identification, International Mobile Equipment Identity number of the devi ce, and what tim e th e GSM line was used last. A fter notify ing the call center, the device will appear on a Reported as Lost/Stolen Device data list After ICTA authenticates the information provided, it will then be placed on the black list. The device will be locked for communication after sending a text message to the device reading this device is stolen or lost, please take it to the nearest police station." T he IMEI number provides an important function; it uniquely identifies a specific mobile phone being used on a mobile netw ork. It is a useful tool to prevent a stolen handset from accessing a network and being used to place calls. How c an you get your IMEI number? It i s very simple. Just dial *#06# and then a 15digit number will appear on the device screen. Once completed, make sure to save it somewhere else so that the member can use it in case their GSM phone is lost or stolen. Also, members should know that ICTA doesnt have any responsibility to find or deliver the devices to the related persons. Members mus t still notify the police f or help. 2


A cable car runs in the middle of the street taking passengers down to the end of Taksim Square. Istanbul, a city where two continents meet 425th Air Base Squadron Host Nation Adviser For the members of the Izmir Military Community there are great ancient s ites and summer resorts to visit in the Aegean Region during the weekends. Another great place to visit and discover, beside the Aegean Region is the Marmara Region. If you take the time to discover the old city of Istanbul you will find that it is full of history in almost every corner, and it will be an experience you will never forget. Discover Istanbul, the only city of the world which meets two continents -Europe and Asia. Begin your tour in Istanbul with the Sultanahmet district, the heart of old I stanbul, at Saint Sophia. Its massive dome dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. It is world famous for its mosaics, including fabulous portraits of emperors and empresses. The Saint Sophia is open for visit every day except for Mondays. Your next stop, t he Grand Bazaar, which was once the commercial heart of the old city, is full of thousands of shops including carpets and kilims, leather goods, ceramics, jewelry, and souvenirs. While wandering through the Grand Bazaar, you will discover a lot more about the city itself, the country and its people. While cruising to Sar along the European shore of the strait, before cruising down the Bosporus, you will pass through the charming Rumeli Hisar and Anadolu Hisar Do not forget to visit the 17th century legendary Spice Bazaar if you ever go on an afternoon Bosporus Cruise. After cruising down the Bosporus, y ou will have the chance to visit the legendary Spice Bazaar. While wandering in the Spice Bazaar, you will be amazed with the crowd you see just li ke you would in the Grand Bazaar. The Spice Bazaar is open every day except for Sundays. At another important spot along there are many different shops. You will see pubs, cafeterias, restaurants and hotels on this famous street. D ont be surprised if you see popular American restaurants and coffee shops while walking. In addition, there are cable cars running in the middle of the street taking you down to the end of from the city center Taksim Square. Down at the end of the front of you just like a landmark. Galata Tower the oldest and most beautiful tower of Istanbul, which once was a fire tower and a jail, is another interesting stop to visit. Three blocks away from the Galata Tower while climbing Caddesi T epeba will you come across another fascinating stop: a historic hotel, which was originally constructed as a guest house for the passengers of Orient Express in 1982. This hotel was one of the most luxurious hotels of its era. Many important personali ties including Mustafa Kemal Atatrk novelist Agatha Christie, actresses Zza Zza Gabor, Jacquline Kennedy Onasis and Greta Garbo, Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, spy Mata Hari and other kings, queens, statesmen have stayed in this hotel. Agatha Christie, the best known of all the mystery writers, vanished for eleven days in 1926, when she stayed at this hotel in room 411, where she planned her novel, Murder on the Orient Express. On March 7, 1979, with the cooperation of psychic Tamara Rand and the Warner Brothers Film Company, an old key was found beneath the doorsill of 411. Now kept in a safe deposit box, it is believed that this key shall one day unlock the mystery of the eleven days. Though it takes years to fully discover Istanbul, make the most of it by visiting a few of the historic sites mentioned which will be an experience that youll never forget. It is worthwhile to note that this famous hotel is within walking distance from Taksim Square (the city center), a quarter of an hours drive from t he major historical sites (including Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Topkap and the Grand Bazar), and less than half an hours drive from the airport. Photo by 3