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DVOW Nominee from Istanbul

Istanbul Aerial shot 2019

impalos
impalos
3.9k VŪZ 21 10
2 months ago

In Istanbul, the Golden Horn is a natural peninsula which separates the area known as Old Istanbul from the rest of the greater city.  To best appreciate this historically and geographically significant area (as well as the stunning red roofs, mosque spires, and busy Bosphorus Strait), one simply can watch this beautiful Drone Video of the Week nominee by content creator impalos.   With modern skyscrapers in the backdrop, these aerial views reflect of the city’s storied history and beautiful architecture.

Cunda Island

CUNDA ADASI AYVALIK

pascha
pascha
1.5k VŪZ 19 13
2 years ago

Contributor Pascha created this stunning drone video of Cunda Island, which lies off the northwestern part of Asian Turkey.  A popular Aegean sea resort destination, Cunda is in the Ayvalık archipelago, which is part of the Balıkesir province.  The island has been connected to the Turkish mainland since a causeway was built in the 1960's.  The video captures the stunning blue waters of the Aegean as well as the numerous smaller islands which surround Cunda. 

Gölyazı on Lake Ulubat

Golyazı / Bursa / Turkey (Historic City)

Atamer.medya
Atamer.medya
177 VŪZ 7 2
7 months ago

Contributor and drone pilot Atamer.medya creatd this beautiful aerial of a town on the shores of Turkey's Lake Uluabat.  Golyazı is located on a peninsula on the eastern shore of the lake, one of the largest in the Marmara Region of northwestern Turkey.  Like many of the cities and towns of western Turkey, it was founded by the Greeks during the Antiquity.  The town was visited by the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the second century AD.  It's located about an hour's drive west of the major city of Bursa.

Kilimi Bay

Kilimli Koyu / 4K

iskenderfilm
iskenderfilm
2.0k VŪZ 26 12
a year ago

Contributor Iskenderfilm created this spectacular drone video of the Kilimli bay in Şile, Turkey.  Şile is an ancient small town on Turkey's Black Sea coastline, just to the northeast of Istanbul.  It is known for its beaches, which are considered some of the finest on the Black Sea.  It's also known for the spectacular rocks that lie just offshore.  Despite the beautiful beaches, it's also known for treacherous currents which can make swimming very dangerous.  

Battle of Gallipoli Monuments

March 18 1915 - Gallipoli

jesus_tr
jesus_tr
425 VŪZ 9 10
3 months ago

Top contributor jesus_tr created this moving aerial video to the monuments commemorating the World War I Battle of Gallipoli.  The battle was joined in March, 1915 with an Allied naval bombardment of the Dardanelles Strait followed by landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula, in an attempt to  knock Turkey out of the war.  The invading forces were not able to take the commanding heights above the beaches, where Turkish forces under future leader Kemal Ataturk held fast over months of attacks.  

Bursa's Mountainous Surroundings

Winter Flights - Flyover Bursa

ugurevin
ugurevin
300 VŪZ 13 7
2 years ago

Contributor Ugurevin used a DJI Phantom 2 drone to create this spectacuar aerial video of the mountainous area around Bursa in western Turkey.  Bursa is in Turkey's Marmara province, which covers much of northwestern Turkey including the metropolis of Istanbul.  Bursa is Turkey's fourth largest city after Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir.  The video captures the city and its surroundings during the depths of winter, which (perhaps surprisingly) involves a good deal of snow cover.

Lake Sapanca

ambiance

Aslanozcan
Aslanozcan
415 VŪZ 14 9
8 months ago

Lake Sapanca is a scenic, fresh water lake in the Marmara region of western Turkey, and is framed by beautiful mountains and hills on both the northern and southern shorelines.  The lake lies due east from the eastern end of the Gulf of Ismit, the eastern bay of the Sea of Marmara. One of the area's larger lakes, Sapanca has a surface area of about 45 square km (around 14 square mi.).   You can see the beautiful lake from a bird's eye perspective in this drone video from contributor Aslanozcan.

Ancient Troy

Troia - Assos

jesus_tr
jesus_tr
754 VŪZ 12 11
9 months ago

For centuries, scholars have debated whether the story of the 'Trojan Horse" has historical foundation.  Based on archaeological evidence, it is now believed that Troy, the city state which was at war with Athens and Sparta, was an actual city in western Turkey, near the present day city of Hisarlik.  In this drone video by jesus_tr, you'll get a look at the site from the second millennium BC, which was famously referenced in two of the greatest works of western literature: Virgil's Aenid and Plato's The Odyssey.  

Kocaeli Province: Kartepe

Sisli Vadi - Cinematic

tntrmedia
tntrmedia
1.0k VŪZ 27 16
a year ago

Check out this highly cinematic drone video from northwestern Turkey, compliments of contributor Tntrmedia.  It was filmed near the town of Kartepe, in the province of Kocaeli which lies to the east of the Sea of Marmara, southeast of Istanbul.  While the western end of the province blends in to metropolitan Istanbul, the area you will see in the video is quite rural.  Shot in the winter, the video will take you through a hauntingly beautiful forested area, far removed from any trace of urban civilization.  

Uludağ National Park

Bursa-Uludag / Turkey #Fotage

IlkerCagatayAsik
IlkerCagatayAsik
260 VŪZ 13 8
8 months ago

Contributor and drone pilot IlkerCagatayAsik used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to create this beautiful aerial of the area around Mt. Uludağ in northwestern Turkey.  The mountain is part of Turkey's Uludağ National Park, which is situated just south of Bursa, the largest city in Turkey's Marmara Region south of the Sea of Marmara and the country's fourth largest city overall.   Mt. Uludağ is called Mt. Olympos in Greek and is of considerable significance to the Eastern Orthodox religion which once prevailed here.  

East Marmara: Bolu

Turkey's Bolu Province

jesus_tr
jesus_tr
418 VŪZ 5 10
3 months ago

Check out this lovely drone video of the area around the Turkish city of Bolu.  It's in the province of the same name, which is part of the East Marmara region.  Bolu is situated roughly halfway between Turkey's two largest cities: Istanbul to its northwest and the capital city Ankara to its southeast.  Like much of this part of Turkey, it's a heavily forested area with many shimmering lakes.  The video includes footage over a number of different seasons, each of which presents the landscape in a unique light.  

Sea of Marmara: Trilye

Old Greek Town with Greek Music | Trilye - Bursa - Turkey

dronevfx
dronevfx
485 VŪZ 10 10
9 months ago

Tirilye is a historic town on the south shore of the Sea of Marmara, Turkey's great inland sea which connects the Aegean Sea and (via the Straits of Bosphorus) the Black Sea.  Like many of the towns in Turkey's Marmara and Aegean regions, Tililye was founded by the Greeks who colonized western Turkey in the first milennium BC.  It's home to a number of Byzantine-era churches which subsequently became mosques as control of the region shifted into the hands of the Ottoman Empire.  

İğneada Floodplain Forests National Park

Turkey's largest Longoz forests...

CHTmedya
CHTmedya
242 VŪZ 7 8
2 years ago

Check out this video from a beautiful forested wetland in the far northwestern reaches of Turkey.  The İğneada Floodplain Forests National Park is situated in the Kırklareli Province, which is on the western (European) side of the Marmara Region of northwestern Turkey.  It's located near the Bulgarian border, in the foothills of the Strandzha mountain range.  The park was established to protect the fragile ecosystem of the area, which includes forests, various types of wetlands, as well as sand dunes.  

Mighty Rumeli Fortress

Rumeli Fortress - Mehmed The Conqueror

iskenderfilm
iskenderfilm
2.0k VŪZ 20 13
5 months ago

Rumeli Fortress sits on the European side of the Straits of Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey.  Rumeli played a critical role in the seige of the city then known as Constantinople by forces under Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, who overwhelmed it after a 53 day seige in 1453.  The sack of what was then the world's largest city marked the end of the Byzantine Empire (the formal successor to the Roman Empire) and is considered one of the most important historical events of the Middle Ages.

Uludağ: Sacred Mountain

Uludağ, into the Peak

Korayus
Korayus
900 VŪZ 11 12
8 months ago

Contributor Korayus used a drone to record an epic hike to the peak of one of Turkey's most important mountains.  Mt. Uludağ is located in the province of Bursa in the northwestern part of the country.  With a peak elevation of about 2.55k meters (just over 8.3k ft.) above sea level, it is the highest mountain in the entire Marmara region.  The mountain is known as Olympos in Greek, and like its "cousin" mountain in northern Greece, Uludağ was once home to numerous Eastern Orthodox monasteries.  

Assos: Temple of Athena

Athena Temple and our Holiday

Korayus
Korayus
158 VŪZ 8 7
a year ago

Contributor Korayus used a drone to record a holiday in a small but culturally important town in northwestern Turkey.  It's called Assos and it's in the Çanakkale Province near the very western end of the country.  The town dates to about 1000 BC and is thought to have been founded by colonists from the nearby island of Lesbos.  Assos is known first and foremost where the great Greek philospher Aristotle went in 348 BC to open an academy of learning after he left Athens.  

Osmangazi Bridge, Gulf of Izmit

Osmangazi Bridge

gokhanakman
gokhanakman
119 VŪZ 7 5
2 months ago

Contributor and drone pilot gokhanakman created this amazing aerial video of one of the world's longest suspension bridges.  The Osmangazi Bridge spans the Gulf of İzmit, an eastern extension of the Sea of Marmara in northwestern Turkey.  The bridge, which opened in mid-2016, has a total length of almost 2.7k meters (almost 8.8k ft.).  Among other things, the span greatly shortened the driving distance between Istanbul and İzmir, the country's largest and third largest cities, respectively.

Istanbul's Selimiye Mosque

Turkey Home - Selimiye Mosque from Above!

Turkey Home
Turkey Home
450 VŪZ 15 10
a year ago

Contributor Turkey Home uploaded this incredible drone video of a mosque in the very northwestern corner of Turkey.  Built in the late 16th century, the Selimiye Mosque in the city of Edirne, once known as Adrianople.  It's in the Edirne region, the portion of Turkey which falls on the Thracian Plain near the borders with Greece and Bulgaria.  Edirne was the third capital city of the Ottoman Empire, the last before it moved to the final capital at Istanbul following the seige of that city in 1453.

Kele: Mountains of Bursa Province

Let the escape begin Keles II Bursa II TURKEY

TerranGoruntu
TerranGoruntu
714 VŪZ 10 10
9 months ago

Check out this beautiful drone videos from the mountains of northwestern Turkey, compliments of contributor TerranGoruntu.  The video was shot near the town of Keles, which lies more or less due south of Mt. Uludağ, the highest mountain in the region.  The town and the mountain are part of the Bursa District, the capital of which is Turkey's fourth largest city and which lies a bit further to the north of Uludağ.  The natural scenery is some of the best in the entire Marmara Region.

Bursa: Turkey's #4 City

★Bursa★ Turkey

M.C Photography & Events
M.C Photography & Events
123 VŪZ 8 6
a year ago

Bursa is one of the most important cities in Turkey.  It lies in the northwestern corner of the country, a bit south of the eastern end of the Sea of Marmara.  Bursa was an early capital of the Ottoman Empire, a position it kept until the Empire finally conquered Istanbul (then, Constantinople) in the 16th century.  Today, it's the center of one of the most industrialized regions of Turkey as well its fourth largest city.  Get an aerial glimpse of Bursa in this drone video by M C Photography.

Kartepe: Winter Wonderland

Kartepe Aerial

tntrmedia
tntrmedia
628 VŪZ 11 9
4 months ago

Contributor Tntrmedia created this beautiful wintertime drone video of an area near the town of Kartepe in northwestern Turkey. The area lies between the Gulf of Kocaeli (an eastern extension of the Sea of Marmara) and Lake Sapanca, oone of the largest lakes of the Marmara region.  It's part of the Kocaeli province, which cover much of the area to the east of the Sea of Marmara.  As you'll see in the video, the area around Kartepe is one of beautiful forested mountains, a true winter wonderland.  

Koaceli Province: Kerpe Coastline

Kerpe (Rocky Coastline) - Turkey | 4K

Erman Çatı
Erman Çatı
442 VŪZ 6 10
2 months ago

Contributor Erman Çatı created this stunning drone video of Turkey's rocky Black Sea coastline east of Istanbul.  The area filmed is around Kerpe, a small village which is part of the province of Kocaeli in the East Marmara region of northwestern Turkey.  The town sits at the head of a small bay which faces to the northwest and which is a roughly two hour ride east and a bit north of Istanbul.  Kocaeli is one of the country's most developed provinces and is considered the industrial heart of Turkey.  

Şile: Black Sea Beach Town

Şile - İstanbul - Turkey

Yekalay
Yekalay
153 VŪZ 8 7
a month ago

Check out this magnificent aerial video of a popular resort town on the Black Sea in northwestern Turkey, compliments of contributor Yekalay.  Şile is a mid-sized town in the Istanbul province, about an hour's drive east from the Istanbul city center.  An old fishing village, the village has become a prime seaside destination for Greater Istanbul and its 15+ million residents.  The town's most notable landmark, which features prominently in the video, is Şile Castle, built in the 14th century on a small island.

Ağva: Kilimli Bay

Kilimli Bay - Ağva - İstanbul

iskenderfilm
iskenderfilm
1.5k VŪZ 21 16
6 months ago

Kilimli Bay is an enclave off the Black Sea in northwestern Turkey.  It's near the seaside resort town of Ağva in the Province of Istanbul, in the Marmara region which covers the northwestern corner of the country.  Located a bit over an hour's drive east and a bit north of the city of Istanbul, this area of the Black Sea coast is a popular beach destination for visitors from the giant city.  In this drone video by iskenderfilms, you'll get a bird's eye view of this beautiful stretch of the Turkish coastline.  

Marmara Region Wind Farm

Wind Turbines 4

OGB - Omer Gokcen
OGB - Omer Gokcen
59 VŪZ 5 2
3 months ago

Turkey is one of the top dozen countries in the world for windpower generation capacity.  As of the end of 2017, the country had about 6.5GW of installed capacity, which generated about 7% of its electricity needs.  Most of the country's nearly 200 wind farms are concentrated in the western part of the country, in the Aegean and Marmara region.  In this drone video by top contributor Omer Gokcen, you'll get a bird's eye view of some spinning turbines near the city of Bandırma, by the Sea of Marmara.

Gölyazı on Lake Uluabat

Bursa, Gölyazı /Turkey - Drone Footage

IlkerCagatayAsik
IlkerCagatayAsik
79 VŪZ 5 3
a month ago

Some of the best natural scenery in northwestern Turkey can be found around Lake Uluabat, a large, shallow lake situated a bit to the west of Bursa.  Uluabat is known in part for a series of islands which dot the lake, as well as for a series of peninsulas which jut southwards from its northern shore.  At the tip of the easternmost of these peninsulas is a town called Gölyazı, which is home to numerous Roman ruins.  You can see it from above in this drone video by IlkerCagatayAsik.

Marmara Action Reel

Doğa Sporları

prusafpv
prusafpv
860 VŪZ 11 6
a month ago

Check out this amazing drone action reel from northwestern Turkey, compliments of contributor prusafpv.  The video was shot from across the Marmara region, which covers the northwestern corner of the giant country.  While the area is home to Istanbul and Bursa, Turkey's largest and fourth largest cities, respectively, what you'll see here are the wide open spaces of this region, including its impressive mountains and beautiful shoreline on the Aegean Sea.  

Leech Lake National Park

Sülüklü Göl (Leech Lake) National Park - Bolu / TURKEY - 4K

Erman Çatı
Erman Çatı
310 VŪZ 8 9
2 months ago

Here's an amazing drone video from a nature park in northwestern Turkey, compliments of contributor Erman Çatı.  It's called the Sülüklü Göl National Park, and it's situated in the Bolu Province.  The province lies to the west of the Sea of Marmara in the East Marmara region.  It's an area of forests and lakes; a scene of serene natural beauty just a short drive from both Istanbul and Bursa, the largest and fourth largest cities in the country.  

Marmara's Nature Conservation Areas

Turkey Marmara Region Amazing Aerial Views 2017

BatuTurkey
BatuTurkey
175 VŪZ 14 7
2 years ago

Turkey's Marmara region covers the northwestern corner of the country and is a study in contrasts.  It's the country's most densely populated region, home to its largest and fourth largest cities (Istanbul and Bursa), and in general the most industrialized part of the country.  At the same time, it's a region of beautiful lakes, wetlands, and stretches of coastline on the Aegean Sea.  In this beautiful drone video by Batu Turkey, you'll get a bird's eye view of some of the nature conservation areas in this fascinating region.   

Güzelyalı: Marmara Seaside Town

Bursa - Güzelyalı / Turkey Drone Footage

IlkerCagatayAsik
IlkerCagatayAsik
96 VŪZ 6 4
7 months ago

Check out this aerial video from a beautiful town on Turkey's Sea of Marmara, compliments of contributor and drone pilot IlkerCagatayAsik.  It's the town of Güzelyalı, and it lies on a kind of inlet in the southeastern part of the sea.  It's part of the Bursa province, and it's more or less due north from the provincial capital (and Turkey's fourth largest city).  This is an area which has become much more accessible from Istanbul since the opening of the Osman Gazi Bridge in 2016.  

Gökçeada: Turkey's Largest Island

Gökçeada Trip

tntrmedia
tntrmedia
101 VŪZ 8 7
3 days ago

Contributor and drone pilot tntrmedia created this beautiful aerial video of Turkey's largest island.  It's called Gökçeada, and it is situated in the Aegean Sea, just northwest of the opening of the Dardanelles Strait.  It's part of the Çanakkale Province, which in turn is part of the West Marmara region that covers much of the northwestern part of the country.  The island covers about 280 square km (around 110 square mi.).  It's one of the few Turkish-controlled Aegean islands; most are Greek territories.  

Mavic Pro 2 over Istanbul

İstanbul Edit

cemsaner
cemsaner
1.7k VŪZ 38 36
8 months ago

From the close up shots of the Hagia Sophia Mosque, to wide angle views of the Bosphorus (complete with Leander's Tower, countless cargo ships marching back and forth, and the modern engineering of one of the world's most important bridges) drone videographer Cemsaner shares the most important sights of the transcontinental city of Istanbul.  He put his DJI Mavic 2 to the skies to take us all on a compelling tour of this unique and culturally significant capital.

Ozmangazi Bridge: Crossing Marmara

Osmangazi Bridge II Bosphorus

Atamer.medya
Atamer.medya
414 VŪZ 10 10
8 days ago

One of Turkey's fundamental geographic constraints is the isolation of Istanbul (by far its largest city) imposed by the Sea of Marmara.  That changed greatly with the opening in 2016 of the Osmangazi Bridge, seen here in this drone video by Atamer.medya.  Spanning the Gulf of İzmit (the eastern extension of the Sea of Marmara), the 2.7k meter (8.8k ft.) suspension bridge nearly halved the travel time between Istanbul and Bursa, Turkey's #4 city and biggest industrial center.  

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