Lava Houses
 Underground Cities
 Cave Churches
 Silk Production

 Avanos Pottery

 Folk Dancers


 Ephesus II

 Ephesus III



 Air Force 1962

 Christmas 1962

 Memories of Turkey


 Sunken City Map










The term "Asia Minor"  has been used to describe the geographical area that roughly encompasses modern-day Turkey. The shape of this area was once thought to be shaped like a miniature of the whole continent of Asia and became known as Asia Minor..  The Roman province of Bithynia was located in northwestern Asia Minor.


The Holy Spirit told the Apostle Paul not to go to Bithynia.  When he and his companions had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the Word in Asia.  After they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit did not permit them.  (Acts 16:6-7) Later Paul was allowed to go into Bithynia.
Although the Holy Spirit would not allow Paul at that time to travel into Bithynia, the United States Air Force sent me there in 1961.



Danny Ricketts (age 20) "the world traveler"  in Istanbul 1961

I was assigned to Karamursel Air Force Base, working as a Radio Intercept Analysis Specialist until June 1963.  


In the summer of 1993, almost exactly 30 years later,  my wife Nancye and I traveled to Turkey with Cultural Folk Tours International .  For two weeks we enjoyed the many wonders of this ancient land.  It was very exciting for me to share this country with my wife and to relive the memories of my time there three decades before.


Istanbul, Ephesus, the Cappadocia region, and the sunken city sections will take you to another world - an interesting and intriguing world.  The most visited pages in the Turkey section are those about Silk Processing in the Cappadocia region.



We will be adding more Turkish cities to this section, and are going through our stacks of papers and pictures in order to make this section better.

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