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"Turkish-American organizations to promote understanding between Turks and Americans and to strengthen the friendship, business and cultural ties between the two countries. Enhance the economic and social standing of Turkish-American businessmen and businesswomen within the U.S. All activities of Turkish American associations, interview with their executivies.. "

Irvin Receives $100,000 Donation from Chobani

CONCORD- W.M. Irvin Elementary students and staff were shocked when Ellen DeGeneres announced that the Chobani Foundation was donating $100,000 to the school for its BackPack program.
Emily Francis, English as a Second Language teacher at W.M. Irvin, traveled to California last week to be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Francis was selected as a guest because of her kindness and dedication to her students. A former Cabarrus County Schools Teacher of the Year, Francis moved from Guatemala to the United States when she was 15 and told Ellen she learned English by watching her on television.

“Together Towards Tomorrow: Empowering Business Through Partnerships”

By TurkofAmerica Staff - After having started his position as the President and CEO at the American Turkish Council (ATC) in February of 2015, Howard G. Beasey had faced his first serious test during the 35th annual conference held between the dates of October 31 and November 1 in 2016. In his closing remarks at the conference, Beasey had said: “We are going to hold a better conference on May 21-23 in 2017 and we hope to see you all there.” ATC’s relations with its partners in Turkey, DEİK and TAİK, had become tense after the Gezi Park protests of 2013 following a press release of the ATC on the Gezi Park. And, the issue that rose after this statement had caused the executive team of the Council to leave.

Turkish-American Business Council Elects New President

Leading Turkish businessman Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ has been elected as the new head of the Turkish-American Business Council (TAİK). In a general assembly election of the Turkish Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) on Jan. 11, new presidents were elected to 66 of the 142 business councils. “The political, economic and trade ties between Turkey and the U.S. have run in different gears from time to time. As the representatives of the business world, our main aim is to minimize the differences in point of views and priorities,” Yalçındağ told Hürriyet Daily News, adding that TAİK would work to boost bilateral relations.

Winter Is Coming, IRUSA Needs Your Help

Winter is coming. IIslamic Relief USA (IRUSA) needs your help. IRUSA doesn’t want its neighbors to endure it alone. For thousands of people around the world – in countries such as Syria, Albania, Tunisia, Afghanistan, Palestine and many others – this time of year can make or break them. The team at IRUSA will be working all winter long to aid communities braving the cold.

Steel Exports up by 7pct in Jan-Sept 2017

According to the data published by Turkish Steel Exporters’ Association (CIB=Çelik İhracatçıları Birliği), Turkish steel exports increased by 7 pct YoY to 13.1 mln tons in the first nine months of 2017. Export value increased by 23.4 pct to USD 8.2 bln. In Jan-Sept 2017, EU remains the top destination for Turkish steel exports. Steel exports to EU were 4 mln tons, a considerable 53 pct increase against the same period last year. Turkish steel exports to Middle East were 3 mln tons and that of North Africa were 1.1 mln tons.

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Four New Members Join The American Turkish Society's Board Of Directors

The American Turkish Society selected four new members to its Board of Directors. Nevzat Aydin, founder and CEO of Yemeksepeti, Seval Oz, founder and CEO of Aurima.ai, William J. Parker, III, PhD, COO at The East West Institute and Andrew Littlejohn, Executive Director of Global Families Group at J.P. Morgan Private Bank are The Society's newest board members. Nevzat Aydin is the co-founder and CEO of Yemeksepeti, the leading online food delivery service in Turkey, which operates in 64 Turkish cities and in Cyprus, with more than 14,000 member restaurants, more than 7.6 million users, and 200,000 orders delivered to 400,000 people on a daily basis. An honoree of The Society's Annual Gala in 2017, Nevzat is a member of the Boards of Endeavor Turkey and TOBB (Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey) Young Entrepreneurs, a member of TUSİAD (Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association), a founding member of Galata Business Angels, Vice President of Trabzonspor Football Club, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Bogazici University.

Activities of Turkish American Women’s Leadership Initiative

On September 29, TCA hosted a panel discussion on the ‘Success Stories of Turkish American Women in Washington’ in collaboration with Turkish Women’s International Network’s (TurkishWIN) DC chapter at TCA headquarters. The speakers included Ceyla Pazarbasioglu, Senior Director of Finance and Markets Global Practice at the World Bank Group; Gonul Tol, Director of the Middle East Institute’s Center for Turkish Studies; and Merve Hande Akmehmet, Managing Partner of Sandalyeci and President of the Hologram Network. The moderator for the event was Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, the Neil Moskowitz Endowed Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Turkish First Lady Reaches Bangladesh to Meet Displaced Rohingyas

DHAKA – Turkish First Lady Emine Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu reached Bangladesh on Thursday to meet members of the minority Muslim Rohingya community who arrived in the country recently, fleeing ongoing violence in the Rakhine state in western Myanmar. Erdogan and Cavusoglu, who arrived separately, are set to visit refugee camps in the district of Cox’s Bazaar in southeastern Bangladesh, close to the border with Myanmar, Bangladesh’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

Ali Cinar: FETÖ Lobby Still Strong in US

Ali Çınar, the president of U.S.-based Turkish Heritage Organization, has said the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) still controls vast financial resources in the United States and is behind public relations efforts "that cost up to $15 million" to vindicate itself in the U.S. Çınar held a press conference yesterday in Istanbul on Turkish-American relations and the FETÖ presence in the U.S. where "it earns $729 million yearly from its charter schools," according to Çınar.

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