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New Orleans Pelicans Looking To Unload Omer Asik's Contract

While Asik hasn’t spent much time on the floor, his $9.9 million deal has clogged the ability of New Orleans to add a viable frontcourt option alongside All-Star power forward Anthony Davis. According to ESPN, the Pelicans have started negotiations with Philadelphia for a deal involving Jahlil Okafor, the third-overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft, in exchange for backup center Alexis Ajinca and a first-round selection in 2018. The 76ers have reportedly been uninterested in a trade involving Asik, as he has produced averages of 2.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 0.3 blocks per game during his limited time on the court with New Orleans.

NYPD Graduates 555 in December

Image By Ali Cinar- New York - 555 men and women joined their fellow NYPD officers in protecting New York City this Wednesday. The Graduation Ceremony was held on Madison Square Garden attended by the new officers' friends and family, and presided over by Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD  Commissioner James P. O'Neill. NYPD December class represents 39 different countries, 44 different languages, and includes 51 individuals with prior military service. Police Commissioner O'Neill gave his opening remarks at the Ceremony with a powerful message for new Police Officer. “You are being given an awesome responsibility. You are joining the finest police officers anywhere. I am so proud of you " O 'Neill said.

Muslim NYPD Officer Threatened, Told 'Go Back to Your Country'

Image By Ali Cinar- New York - New York City was shocked by an insult to NYPD officer by Brooklyn Resident. An 11-year-veteran of the NYPD Officer, Aml Elsokary, said she had just dropped off her 16-year-old son in Brooklyn Saturday  when a man has begun arguing with her son. When NYPD Officer Elsokary, who was not in uniform, Brooklyn Resident Christopher Nelson allegedly told her, "ISIS, I will cut your throat, go back to your country," before escaping the scene. Elsokary, a 34-year-old Muslim-American, is an 11-year-veteran of the NYPD. She was wearing a hijab at the time of the incident, according to the NYPD report.

NYPD Muslim Officers Society Condemns Terror Attacks in Istanbul, Egypt and Yemen

Image By Ali Cinar- New York -  There were 3 bomb attacks in Egypt,Turkey and Yemen at the same day. NYPD Muslim Officers Society made a press releases on these 3 deadly attacks. Egypt has declared 3 days of mourning on Sunday after a bombing at a chapel adjacent to Egypt’s main Christian cathedral killed 25 people and wounded another 49. 12 kilograms of TNT explosives were used in the attack. The majority of those killed were women and children. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Turkish-Americans Organize A Farewell for NYPD Member

Image Ali Cinar- New York - Turkish American Community organized two different farewell programs for Erhan Yildirim who was working for NYPD as a Community Coordinator. Erhan Yildirim has started to work with the Department on a range of issues affecting West African and Muslim communities since 2007. Yildirim always defines himself as a Public Relations bridge between Communities and NYPD. He stated: I was trying to redeem the name of the police department to Muslims and the reputation of Islam to police officers. He has given many lectures about the profile of the  Ethnic Communities to the Police Officers.

Borough President Adams Hosts Turkic Nevruz Celebration at Borough Hall

ImageAli Cinar- Brooklyn - Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has spoken during an event to celebrate the Nevruz festival in Brooklyn. Borough President hosted the celebration in the Borough Hall to mark the beginning of Spring for over 300 million people in diverse ethnic and religious communities across the Middle East, Central and Southwest Asia, and Eastern Europe. Borough President said that the Brooklyn "reflects the diversity of culture and traditions", one of which is Nevruz celebration.

NYC Vice President Markowitz Visits Turkey

ImageAli Cinar- Former Borough President and NYC Vice President of Borough Promotion Marty Markowitz went to Turkey for World Tourism Forum to discuss necessary means to enhance international tourism. Marty Markowitz, the head of New York City's Tourism Office has traveled to Turkey to attend the World Tourism Forum, which has gathered world opinion leaders in Istanbul to determine new trends and coordinate meetings with industry agencies.

Blaiso Made A Statement On So-Called Genocide

ImageAli Cinar- New York- NYC Mayor has made a statement on so called Armenian Genocide on April 24th. The statement came through late afternoon on April 24th while Armenian Diaspora was protesting in front of the Turkish Consulate located on 50th street. 100 Turkish Americans were standing in front of the Turkish Consulate versus 700 Armenian Americans were protesting cross the street. There was big tension during the rally and NYPD officials warned Armenian Groups to follow the rules in order to not provocate the Turkish Groups.


Image FORT LEE, NJ (JANUARY 20, 2015) - Z Realty Group announced the firm has successfully arranged the sale of 220 Straight Street in Paterson, New Jersey, a 76-unit apartment complex in Hudson County.  Zeynep "Z" Ekemen, Managing Principal at Z Realty Group, noted there was a lot of interest among both U.S. and foreign buyers, since few such distinctive properties come on the market in Northern New Jersey.
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