I travelled in Turkey in October and November 2001, just weeks at the 9/11 attacks. I found Turkey to be one of the world’s most culturally rich and at the same time dynamic countries. I do not want to go into the politics here, but it was a very tense time in the Kurdish provinces of eastern Turkey. Military checkpoints were common, and on several occasions I had to undergo pat downs while the bus was unloaded and checked by security forces. I encourage everyone to visit Turkey and learn more about it. Please click on each image for a larger view with the lightbox tool.