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An Hour-by-hour Look at How Turkey's Attempted Coup Unfolded One Year Ago

ISTANBUL (AP) — A year ago Saturday, a group of Turkish soldiers using tanks, warplanes and helicopters launched a plot to overthrow Turkey's president and government. The coup attempt failed, but the fallout continues a year later. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan swiftly blamed his one-time ally, U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is in exile in the U.S. and denies the allegations that he was behind the coup. The two had a public falling out in 2013, when Gulen's organization was declared a terror organization and a clampdown began.

Metin Eren's Team Gives Old Artifacts a New Look

Move over Indiana Jones — Archaeology has some fresh new faces. Metin I. Eren, Director of Archaeology and an Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the College of arts and Sciences, joined Kent State University in June. And while he may not be swinging across lava-filled gorges and duking it out with bad guys, he already has secured federal funding for his cutting-edge laboratory, where he’s quickly carving out a niche in his field.

How Chobani Won the Greek Yogurt War with Experiential Marketing

Ten years ago, Greek yogurt represented less than 1% of U.S. yogurt sales. Today, it's almost half of the total market. What changed? In a word, Chobani. Launched by Hamdi Ulukaya in 2007, the Idaho-based brand introduced Greek yogurt to the American palate. Chobani now controls 38% of the Greek category, significantly outpacing former heavyweights like Yoplait and Dannon. The man responsible for Chobani's rise, perhaps just as much as the brand's founder, is CMO Peter McGuinness. Hired in 2013, McGuinness saw that the Greek yogurt market had become oversaturated.

Hafize Gaye Erkan To Join First Republic As Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

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Gaye Hafize Erkan
SAN FRANCISCO-  First Republic Bank , a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Gaye Erkan has been named the Bank's Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer and Co-Chief Risk Officer. Erkan will oversee the investment portfolio of First Republic as Chief Investment Officer of the Bank. She will also direct the enterprise risk management function, initially as Co-Chief Risk Officer. She has extensive expertise in quantitative risk modeling, stress testing and balance sheet optimization for financial services companies.

Happy Mother's Day!

Image By Nermin Abadan-Unat - I am a big fan of Turkish Philanthropy Funds. I might have a bias since my son, Mustafa Kemal Abadan, is one of the founders and serves on TPF board. But, beyond that, TPF's commitment to philanthropy has never ceased to amaze and inspire me. So, I hope you'll join me in supporting TPF's girls education initiative for Mother’s Day this year. I am proud to endorse the work of TPF – supporting education, helping after disasters, giving individuals and communities the chance to succeed and so. But the issue that is dear to my heart is girl’s education. It is dear to my heart because I am who I am because of the educational opportunities given to me by the early Turkish Republic.

Yildiz's Passion Is to Develop Talents

Image Yıldız Yuksek Blackstone was born in Alsancak, outside of Izmir, and graduated from Izmir's Dokuz Eylul University. Blackstone grew up surrounded by fashion. She began her career in retail working with her parents who own 30+ retail stores and a franchise of the upscale Beymen Department Store in Izmir, Turkey. She had always dreamed of living in America, and this dream came true when she went to the US, after graduating from university, to do master's work. She received her Degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology.  

Young Turkish Real Estate Broker Named 2012 Costar Power Broker

Image FORT LEE, NJ (MARCH 12, 2013) - Zeynep "Z" Ekemen has been selected by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), commercial real estate's leading internet provider of information, analytics and marketing services, to receive the prestigious CoStar Power Broker Award. This annual award recognizes the "best of the best" in commercial real estate brokerage by highlighting the U.S. firms and individual brokers who closed the highest transaction volumes in commercial property sales or leases in 2012 in their respective markets.
 

Bedriye Hulya Named Social Entrepreneur of the Year

Image Entrepreneurship in Turkey is being celebrated on the global stage once again, as the World Economic Forum’s Schwab Foundation has just awarded Bedriye Hulya an award for Social Entrepreneur of the Year. Hulya, who the founder of Turkey’s first chain of women-only gyms, as was the only woman selected from the Middle East and North Africa and Turkey in 2013. Hulya began her b-fit gym franchise in February 2006 in a middle-class neighborhood of Izmir, one of Turkey’s major cities. Since then, b-fit has enabled hundreds of women to become entrepreneurs in their own right. As of today, there are 160,000 gym members at 220 gyms around the country, staffed by over 500 women employees and 250 women franchisee in 47 cities in Turkey and Cyprus.

NYC Mother Killed in Turkey Is Buried; Man Wanted

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Christina Jimenez, sister of Sarai Sierra, pauses at her casket during her funeral at the Christian Pentecostal Church, in the Staten Island borough of New York, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. The 33-year-old mother of two was killed while vacationing alone in Turkey. Sierra disappeared Jan. 21, and her body was discovered 12 days later near Istanbul's ancient city walls. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
By EILEEN AJ CONNELLY Associated Press - As the family and friends of Sarai Sierra were saying farewell on Friday to the 33-year-old New York City woman killed while on a solo vacation in Turkey, investigators there detained the siblings of a man wanted for questioning over her death. Turkey's state-run news agency said police briefly took the two brothers and a sister of the possible suspect into custody in the northern city of Karabuk. They were released after being questioned about their brother's whereabouts. The Anadolu agency said their DNA samples were taken.

Turkish Entrepreneur Enters the 100 Strongest Women List in Mexico

Image Turkish woman entrepreneur Ayşe Koçak was chosen as one of the 100 strongest women in Mexico by CNN Expansion magazine. Koçak established a medical company in Mexico three years ago. The entrepreneur shared her story with Anatolia News Agency. “When I arrived in Mexico, I did not know Spanish and knew no one,” seh said adding that, fortunately, things went well and our company grew. “We have reached a sales volume of $100 million in three years,” Koçak said.
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