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Turkish Airlines Works with Dr. Oz

Turkish Airlines will collaborate with Dr. Mehmet Oz, the producer and host of world-renowned “The Dr. Oz Show”, on its “Fly Good Feel Good” project. Turkey’s flag carrier aims to provide an even more comfortable and healthy travel experience to its passengers.

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Wife of Heir to the Former Ottoman Throne Dies at Age 91 in Damascus

Yousra Osmanoğlu, the wife of Prince Dündar Al-i Osman Efendi, who is the oldest member of the Ottoman family, died at the age of 91 due to multiple organ failure in Damascus on Tuesday. According to Shahzade Orhan Osmanoğlu, the fourth-generation grandson of Sultan Abdülhamid II, Yousra died at the hospital shortly after she was hospitalized. Orhan, who resides in Istanbul, also said that she would be laid to rest in her native Damascus.

It's Official, Turkey Is Getting Russia's S-400 Air Defense System

By Joseph Trevithick * - Turkey has reportedly signed deal to co-produce the S-400 surface to air missile system with Russia. The plan has already provoked criticism from the country’s fellow NATO members and could further strain its relations with the alliance. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made the announcement during a parliamentary meeting with other members of his Justice and Development Party, more commonly known by its acronym AKP, on July 25, 2017. Turkey and Russia have been negotiating the arrangement since November 2016 and Turkish officials reported these talks were in their “final stage” in April 2017.

Western Union Brings Cash Transfers To Australia’s Gas Stations

Western Union money transfers are coming to gas stations. According to reports, a new partnership between BP Australia and Western Union will allow consumers to send money overseas while they are at the petrol station topping off their tank. Australian consumers are already able to use Western Union’s mobile app for sending money using a credit card. The new arrangement with BP will allow customers to set up a transaction using the app and then pay in cash at the gas stations instead of using a card.

The American Turkish Society Selects Young Society Leaders

Launched by The American Turkish Society in 2011, the Young Society Leaders (YSL) is a program that convenes a select, diverse group of American and Turkish professionals who are also outstanding young leaders in their 30s and 40s. Accomplished in their fields of business, law, medicine, journalism, academia, and the arts, these individuals are dedicated to an improved future of U.S.-Turkish business, diplomatic, and cultural ties. Every year, The American Turkish Society selects its distinguished list of leaders. If you're interested, you can apply below link.
 

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Turks View U.S. As Number One Threat: Survey

ANKARA, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Turkish people perceive the United States as the number one country that poses threat to Turkey, while regarding Azerbaijan as Turkey's closest friend, according to local research. About 66.5 percent of Turkish people think that the U.S. is the "biggest threat" among foreign countries, the research, conducted by Center for Turkey Studies in Kadir Has University on June, said. Israel follows with 37. 4 percent and EU member states come in the third row with 24 percent, according to the survey.

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Sisters by Heart: Üsküdar, Brooklyn to Make Most of Commercial Exchange

Two years ago, Istanbul's historical district Üsküdar and New York City's largest and fastest growing borough Brooklyn struck a sister city deal with a view of promoting cultural and commercial ties between Turks and Americans. Since then, the miscellaneous projects and cultural events have knotted the friendship ties of the two communities to the extent that has inspired Brooklyn Mayor Eric L. Adams to "stake out to find a home in Turkey," as he put it in a meeting with Daily Sabah.

American Military Officials Question Syrian Kurdish Links to Turkish PKK

By Rowan Glass - The situation in Rojava, the predominantly-Kurdish region in Northern Syria which, since 2012, has maintained an autonomous government and its own self-defense forces, is tense. Despite firm Turkish opposition to the PYD, the governing party in Rojava, and a history of Turkish-led combat operations against the SDF, the umbrella defense forces of Rojava, the #United States have provided military support for the Kurds in their war against ISIS since 2014.

Middle Eastern Immigrants Make the US Stronger

By Noah Smith - A little more than a week ago, Stanford University mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani died at 40 after a battle with breast cancer. In that short lifetime, she accomplished more than most of us ever will. Mirzakhani was one of the world's greatest mathematicians — a recipient of the Fields Medal, mathematics' highest honor. Her career was a triumph for the U.S. university system and American scientific prowess. But Mirzakhani was born and raised in Iran. She is living proof of the advantage immigration gives the United States.

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