Turkey Postcard: Poppy Power in Afyon Province

A farmer from the village of Gebecheler in Turkey’s Afyon province stands in his field of blooming white poppies. (Photo: Vladic Ravich)

Neat fields of white poppy flowers dot the landscape along the roads outside of the city of Afyonkarahisar in western Turkey. The city and surrounding Afyon province are both named after the opium poppy that has grown here for millennia.

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Vladic Ravich is a freelance journalist who focuses on Turkey and the Caucasus.

Turkey Postcard: Poppy Power in Afyon Province

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