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New Haven, Mosque Leaders Work to Resolve Zoning Dispute that Stalled Construction

NEW HAVEN >> A new engineering report is paving the way for resolution of a partially completed mosque, even as another cease and desist order and then a notice to vacate adds to the large city file on the long-delayed project. The problem remains the height of the two minarets on the mosque at 531 Middletown Ave., which exceed what was approved by the Board of Zoning Appeals 19 months ago.

World Stars to Gather for Turkish Series on Refugees

Image Trailers for a Turkish TV series on a Syrian refugee family that will feature global superstars such as actress Angelina Jolie and football player Cristiano Ronaldo have been completed in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, the show’s director has said.  “World-renowned names will come to Gaziantep to contribute to this project,” said the director of “Hayat Köprüsü” (Bridge of Life), Eyüp Dirlik. “We have had talks with some international charity organizations. They promised us to support our project. They will come to Gaziantep and help us. Ronaldo and Jolie are some of the names in the project. They have timing problems but we will do it in one way or other.”

Daphne Oz Shares New Photos of Her 3-Week-Old Baby Son

Image Daphne Oz has offered more glimpses of her and husband John Jovanovic's new baby son, Jovan Jovanovic Jr. The 29-year-old The Chew co-host recently posted on her Instagram page two new pics of the child, whose face is not shown. She is seen carrying the boy in a baby carrier in one, while another shows him being fed. Daphne posted the first pic of her son when he was five days old and his face was also hidden then.

Turkish Drama 'Mustang' Bought by Cohen Media

Image Cohen Media Group has acquired all North American distribution rights to Turkish drama “Mustang” following its screening in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes. The film,  the feature directorial debut of Turkish-French filmmaker Deniz Gamze Ergüven, centers on five  young sisters dealing with sexual repression. CMG plans to release the film theatrically in early 2016.

Turkish Playwright Hasan Erkek Selected for 'First Stories Festival'

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble announces that Hasan ERKEK's award-winning play Threshold will be presented as part of the company's "First Stories Festival" on Tuesday, May 20 at 8:00 pm as a staged reading. The performance will be preceded by a brief reception with professor ERKEK, who is attending from Andolou University in Turkey,

Turkish-American Friendship Day

Image WASHINGTON/ATLANTA- Fourth Annual Turkish-American Friendship Day was held in Georgia. The Fourth Annual Turkish-American Friendship Day was held in Atlanta, capital of Georgia state of the US on February 6-7. The event was organized by Atlanta-based ‘Istanbul Center’ and attended by Georgia governor, senators and deputies as well as Turkish officials.

Turkey Enters New Level and Creates Turkeywood

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Turkish Actor Murad Demir in Hollywood.
Earlier this year, the Ministry of Economy of Turkey announced the economic areas that would be provided with government support. They include such industries as education, medical tourism, film and science. Turkey's Economy Ministry announced that one of the priorities would be creation of an equivalent of Hollywood and Bollywood. The name of the new production company would be Turkeywood.

Arpad Busson Treats Girlfriend Uma Thurman to Godiva Chocolate

Image With their transatlantic romance, they are rarely seen together in public. But with Uma Thurman only a few weeks away from giving birth, her boyfriend Arpad 'Arki' Busson has been taking care of his expectant partner. The 49-year-old financier was spotted treating the heavily pregnant actress, 42, to chocolate at Godiva in Midtown Manhattan yesterday.

Walking into the store holding hands with Arpad, it looked like Uma was feeling weary.
It was revealed last week that the Kill Bill star's baby shower took place on May 31.
Her sister Taya Thurman hosted the intimate party for 25 at her New York apartment, with actress Debra Messing in attendance. A source told Us Weekly magazine: 'Taya threw a wonderful, sweet party - it was exactly what you'd hope your baby shower would be.
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