Pinarbasi is a village in the Ezine district.
The name of the village is derived from the fact that there are underground springs. There are at least 40 of these in and around the village. The Menderes River passes through the east of the village.
Due to the plentiful supply of water, it is assumed that the first inhabitants of Troy settled around here. There is no clear evidence of this, however, on the east side of the village there is a hillside called Ballik Tepesi where some ancient historical objects have been found although not determined by date to any specific era.
There is a primary school in the village. Every year the village gathers for its ‘Koy Hayiri’ when all of the villagers prepare cooked rice, keskek and regional dishes to their guests.
The village is 32 km from Canakkale and 20 km from Ezine. The population of Pinarbasi according to the 2000 census is 1233 residents.
The economy of the village is based on agriculture and livestock farming. The village head ( Muhtar ) is Salih İlhan Özkan.
The village benefits from a primary school and water and mains sewage supplies. There is a Post Office ( PTT ) agency in the village and a health clinic. The village is serviced by a tarmac road and electricity and telephone services.
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Kumburun is a village in the district of Ezine with a population count of 593 based on the year 2000 census records. The name of the village is derived from the nose shaped peninsular under the sea on the coastline.
The village is 66 km from Canakkale and 21 km from Ezine.
The village economy is based on agriculture and livestock farming. The current head of the village ( Muhtar ) is Mehmet Sert.
The village benefits from a primary school but has no mains sewage. There is no post office but there is a health clinic. The village is serviced by a tarmac road and electric, water and telefon utilities are connected.
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During the declining period of the Selcuk era, Karasi Bey, one of the officials of the Selcuk army, set up a residential area here in 1350. The leader of the first inhabitants was Kemal Bey who brought 300 settlers to the village.
There is a mosque dating from 1382 and a Turkish bath here in Kemalli. The buildings are good examples of early Ottoman architecture. The village is named after its founder Kemal Bey.
Canakkale is 55 km away and Ezine is 10km away.
The main economy of the village is agriculture and farming. The current head of the village
( Muhtar ) is Ziya Erkol.
The village benefits from a primary school, mains water and sewage and a Post Office ( PTT ) agency. There is a tarmac road servicing the village and established electric and telephone supply.
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According to the 2000 census the population of the village is 511. residents. The legend and history of the village is as follows;
The area surrounding the village used to be used by the villagers of Bozeli village for growing water melons and other vegetables and fruits. Only the land was used with no inhabitants or village of any type. A river exists between Bozeli village and the growing area. With successive heavy rains the land became inaccessible. The villagers using the land started to build homes where they were growing vegetables and gradually a village developed in its own right.
The name Bahceli means ‘with garden’. The residents of the village were originally Romanian immigrants and nomadic (yörük) Turks. There is a hill in the east of the village which was occupied by Greek soldiers during the troubles and which was also used as a textile trading post.
There is no long established custom peculiar of this village. However, in recent years in the month of May, the villagers gather together from the surrounding villages in an activity called köy hayrı where they cook traditional meals like keskek, rice and ayran drink.
The village is situated 60 km from Canakkale and 14 km from Ezine. Ayvacik is only 8km away making it closer to the Ayvacik regional administration and yet it falls under the governance of Ezine District.
The main economy of the village is livestock farming and agriculture. In the 2009 election the appointed head of the village ( Muhtar ) is Ali Osman Özer.
There is an unused primary school in the village and children attend school in a nearby village. The education level is quite high among the villagers. There is a water supply but no mains sewage. The village has a Post Office ( PTT ) agency, a tarmac road, electricity and telephone lines.
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Akkoy is a village with a population of 612 residents. There is no information about the origin of the name of the village. The only information about the history of the village is that it is linked with the Ottoman Empire under Sultan Süleyman and one of his sons is thought to be buried in the village.
The village is 50 km from Canakkale and 4 km away from the town of Ezine.
The village economy is based on agriculture, predominantly livestock farming; along with pottery making and brick making. A brick making factory can be found in the village. There is also olive oil production which is growing in importance for the village.
The current Muhtar ( Village Head ), elected in 2009 is Ömer Manav.
There is a primary school in the village. The village benefits from mains sewer and water supply. There is also a Post Office ( PTT ) agency and a health centre. The roads which lead to the village are tarmac. Telephone and Electricity utilities direct to the village.
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Olive oil is produced in the Aegean region and commonly used in cooking, cosmetics, soaps and pharmaceuticals. All over the Mediterranean you can see olive groves and whilst it is not clear where olive trees were first domesticated it is common knowledge that the wild olive tree originated from Turkey.
Olive trees can live for over a thousand years. They are hardy evergreens and a mature olive tree of about 3 to 4 metres in height can produce up to 40kg per year. It will produce good olives for at least 100 years.
There are many varieties of olive tree and olives start off green and turn black when they ripen. Harvest time determines the colour of the olive.
In Tavakli village ( Tavakli koyu ) there are four olive production factories. This is an important commodity for this region of Turkey and Ezine District produces some of the finest olives and olive oil in the country.