President Gül tweets about visit
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
President Gül looks through the periscope during his visit to ‘Burak Reis.’ AA photoTurkish President Abdullah Gül yesterday shared some details of his recent trip to the northwestern province of Kocaeli via Twitter.
In his messages Gül said he paid a visit to Kocaeli, “one of the most industrial cities in Turkey,” April 6-7, where he visited the Gölcük Naval Base, the Turkish Navy’s main base, and the submarine Burak Reis. Gül also shared a couple of photographs showing him entering the submarine and looking through the periscope. “Visiting the submarine, I learned about the tough conditions sailors experience when performing their duties in a limited space under the sea,” Gül wrote.
While in Kocaeli, Gül also visited the frigate Kemal Reis.
Gül said he was happy to visit Kasr-ı Hümayun, the only Ottoman palace located in Anatolia outside Istanbul. “It was built by Sultan Abdülaziz, and stands tall in all its beauty still today,” he wrote. “Atatürk’s İzmit Conference with journalists also took place here.”
Gül also selected some photographs from his trip to share on his official Facebook page.