Tag Archives: Borçka

It’s too late for the Çoruh

A slow, rotten death that I had the opportunity to experience firsthand.  A mistake and disaster on the scale of Glen Canyon.  It’s over 200km from Muratlı to İspir and just about all of it is or will be flooded.  … Continue reading

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Fall colors, the military again, and rain: a return to Borçka

I left Tbilisi on election day.  The build-up had been somewhat exciting with marches assembling almost daily in the streets below Kris and Kristen’s 11th floor apartment.  It was a polarized campaign, and happily the Georgians pulled it off fairly … Continue reading

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Secret agents, closed border, military pursuit, saved by a coincidence

One more tour through Artvin and a quick rest with Ferda in Olimpos.  That was the last of my plans for Turkey.  I estimated three days from Kemalpaşa to Meydancık, not realizing just how big the climbs were.  Aren’t I … Continue reading

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