Two Miners Relaxing

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Coal miners in Zonguldok, Turkey, are close friends and share a joke.  This is the only place left in Turkey where mining is still done with hand tools and hand labor.<br />
Turkey's Black Sea coast has the highest peaks close to a sea anywhere in the world. The migration from summer fishing to highland shepherding has always been a part of the culture.  Mountain homes are called Yaylas (YIY-luz), and most families have more than one.  Families fish at the coast, but as the temperatures rise, they move to a succession of homes higher in the mountain range.  These homes are community property and were bequeathed during the Ottoman period.
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