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The New York Turkish Film Festival on December 12-15, 2019 at the SVA Theatre in New York

The American Turkish Society's signature cultural event, the New York Turkish Film Festival will take place between December 12-15, 2019 at the SVA Theatre in New York. This year's Festival showcases a selection of five feature films, one documentary and four short films, bringing the best of contemporary Turkish cinema to you.  This unique selection represents this year’s Festival theme: “Contemporary Struggles”. We live in times of constant change, of continuous tensions, in times where building walls and barriers seems like the answer to pressing issues. Yet, problems can only be solved through dialogue and cinema can be a strong and beautiful tool to create that dialogue.

ATS Gala Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Vehbi Koç Foundation

The American Turkish Society’s Annual Gala celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Vehbi Koç Foundation at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York. Gala Chair, Ms. Peggy Dulany Rockefeller gave the award of “50 years of Excellence in Philanthropy” to Mrs. Semahat Arsel, director of Koc Holding, who received the award on behalf of the Vehbi Koc Foundation and Koc Family. The evening’s entertainment was offered by Ms. Zeynep Alpan, former recipient of The Ahmet Ertegun Memorial Scholarship at the Juilliard and The Society’s former late Chairman, Ahmet Ertegun’s favorite event band, Joey Morant and Catfish Stew.

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.

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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