THE BEST OF BURSA: HIGHLIGHTING THE BEST OF BURSA, TURKEY

      In this week’s featured photo, members of a traditional Turkish marching troop (mehter takımı) stand in downtown Bursa with bells in hand. Called çevgan, this musical marching instrument consists of rings of bells attached to a long stick. These men are part of a larger parade group that includes Ottoman-era soldiers, flag bearers, and a percussion-heavy marching band. The parading of a mehter takımı is quite a noisy, colorful sight! See this Wikipedia article to learn more.