Sunset on a cool spring day in St. Malo, France
Sinclair Island in the San Juan Islands off the coast of Seattle
Omaha Beach and its environs, Normandy
Historic downtown of Rennes on a quiet Sunday afternoon
The Turkish House on the Champs-Élysées, Paris
Ferries of Istanbul on a cloudy day
Picture taken by a friend, of myself, during low tide between Granville and Mont Saint-Michel - the sea can ebb for up to 6 km in two hours. I have to reach my boat before the sea comes back!!
Marina of Burgazada, Istanbul, on a summer evening, as seen from the inner city ferries.
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Hello. My name is Barış. I am from Turkey and have lived for years in Saudi Arabia and United States of America; and I currently reside in France. I am an Atheist. My first name, Barış, means Peace. My family name, Tarim, comes from the Tarim Basin of East Türkistan, now in China, and which was one of the oldest known settlements of Turks in Central Asia. It is still settled by Turks, however it has been ages since many Turks moved out of there :)) I can say I am jointly from Istanbul and Seattle; and I am living in Normandy right now. Let me know if I can help out with something.

  • By the way, if you are new to Wikipedia and you are lost among all those pro-independence, anti-independence, we are better, you are better userboxes in Wikipedia, keep in mind that this is the most important of them all. Show your support!! :))
  • Travel the world!!! My goal is to go to 90 percent of the countries in the world in my lifetime:
Lived for years in:  Turkey  United States  Saudi Arabia  France
Been to:  England  Scotland  Netherlands  Ireland  Spain
 Germany  Italy  Portugal   Vatican City  Egypt  Bahrain
 Greece  Cyprus  TRNC  Bulgaria  Romania  Canada
 Mexico  Jamaica  Sweden  Belgium  Azerbaijan  UAE
 Qatar  Syria  Jordan  Lebanon  Israel  Morocco
 Austria  Luxembourg  Oman  Denmark  Czech Republic  Poland
 Slovenia  Hungary  Japan  Liechtenstein   Switzerland  Monaco
Updated DYK query On 18 December, 2006, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article religion in Turkey, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For your reasonableness, hard work, and efforts to improve Wikipedia on almost every level—I award you this barnstar. Tebrikler! :-) —Khoikhoi 04:03, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
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For your efforts and initiation of the Greek and Turkish Wikipedians cooperation board. E104421 12:35, 9 December 2006 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your efforts in getting Turkey to GA status. Many thanks and well done! --Free smyrnan 17:13, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
BoNM - Turkey.png The Barnstar of National Merit
For consistent and tireless efforts in improving Turkish related articles as well as your exceptional work on Turkey --A.Garnet 15:33, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
I award it to you for your endless contributions. Tebrikler! - zaparojdik 22:52, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
BoNM - Turkey.png The Barnstar of National Merit
I, Yannismarou award you the Barnstar of National Merit for your efforts to bring Turkey to FA status, your contributions to articles about Turkish history and your launching of the Wikipedia:Greek and Turkish wikipedians cooperation board.--Yannismarou 10:44, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
MecidiNisaniSemsesi.jpg Mecidi Order
I, Doktor Gonzo award you the Mecidi Order for your efforts to bring Turkey to FA status! --Doktor Gonzo 11:53, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
lets just say it had to be done. Fad (ix) 03:41, 20 January 2007 (UTC)
For your contributions to Wikipedia and humanity in general, you are hereby granted the coveted Random Smiley Award
originated by Pedia-I
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Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thanks once again....some wikipedians have been really rude to me when creating or editing articles...Obviously it shows you are a nice person!- I hereby award you 21:08, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
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en: For consistent and tireless efforts in improving Turkish, Kurdish and Arabic related articles as well as your exceptional work on Middle East

de: Für unermüdliche und erfolgreiche Arbeit bezüglich der türkischen, kurdischen und arabischen Artikeln. tr: Tebrikler!
es: muchísimas gracias!
ku: spas! --Bohater 15:59, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

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For your great contributions to Turkish-related articles Artaxiad 04:44, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
BoNM-Greece.PNG The Barnstar of WikiProject Greece
An award for maintaining the Greek and Turkish wikipedians cooperation board congrats. Graeco 02:29, 7 April 2007 (UTC)