21 July 2007
ESI in German TV: Kayseri - the stronghold of "Islamic Calvinists"

German National TV "ARD" featured ESIs research on "Islamic Calvinists" in Kayseri. The Central Anatolian province of Kayseri is in the middle of Anatolia, with a population of one million. Its rapid growth of population and its fast industrialisation mirror Turkey's recent transformation. Kayseri's per capita income is close to the Turkish average. Located 330 km from Ankara and 80km from Cappadocia, it is also the political heartland of Turkey's governing AK Party, and the home and political base of former Turkish Foreign Minister and currently President Abdullah Gul.

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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com