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Mercedes Used by Hitler Discovered in New Jersey

Image By Cemil Özyurt - Zenop Tuncer has dealt with classic car repair in Edgewater, New Jersey for 15 years. Tuncer’s shop, Euro Tech Motors Repair Store, is like a classic car museum.  Tuncer is continuing the family business in the United States, as his father was a famous mechanic in Istanbul in 1960s and well-known there for his skill with the first imported Ford models.  Tuncer has an unexpected guest in his shop, a 1942 model Mercedes that was first owned by Adolf Hitler.  How can a 1942 model Mercedes car that was used by Hitler be found in New Jersey? 

The Coca-Cola Foundation Donates $500,000 to Abyssinian Development Corporation

Image The Coca-Cola Foundation, the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, today awarded a $500,000 grant to the Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC), a Harlem-based not-for-profit community and economic development organization, to establish a student media center within Bread & Roses Integrated Arts High School.

Turkish Airlines Voted Carrier with the Best in-flight Meals

Image Turkish Airlines has topped a survey of those with the tastiest in-flight food. The airline beat 18 others from around the world in the poll carried out by flight comparison site Skyscanner, based on scores from passengers asked to rate food on presentation and taste.

Turkish Airlines scooped the top spot with a score of 86 per cent for its offering, which features meals including stuffed eggplant and walnut pear tart.  The airline also serves up a range of bespoke dishes for children and passengers requiring Kosher, vegetarian and seafood options.

Turkish Designer Seckin Ilker Joins Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

Image NEW YORK, /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Turkish Designer, Seckin Ilker, proudly debuts her Fall/Winter 2012 Collection at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York this February.  Held simultaneously with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Nolcha is one of New York's leading platforms for global independent fashion designers.

Ilker's new collection for this season is inspired by "reflections of emotions," with high quality garments made from silk, taffeta, organdy and French lace which create an elegant look.  Ilker's line will also include her bridal extension, "Silhouette Bride," with a focus on reflecting the emotions behind "innocence," and "purity."  The bridal line will be light weight including wedding dresses, evening dresses, and even a more casual take on a mini wedding dress. This season's color palette will integrate a contrast between red, black and dark blue, to pink, salmon and cream with an emphasis on romance.

Named after the Turkish designer herself, Seckin Ilker Fashion House was first opened in Istanbul, Turkey seven years ago.  Ilker began her career producing haute couture lines for her showroom, which attracted both local and international clients.  She later grew in to designing eccentric ready to wear collections and in 2010, she created her second brand, Silhouette Bride, for wedding and evening dresses.  Silhouette Bride has become one of the 'must visit' stores on Badgat Avenue in Istanbul.

The CEO Of Coca-Cola Reveals Why The Company Will Never Make Alcoholic Beverages

Image Since Muhtar Kent took the helm of Coca-Cola, in July 2008, he has set a course for ambitious, long-term growth—even in a supposedly mature U.S. market—with the goal of doubling revenue by 2020. Kent has tried to rejuvenate an inward-looking, “arrogant” corporate culture and has reinvested cost-cutting dividends in brand development. In an edited interview with HBR’s editor in chief, Adi Ignatius, he talks about the company’s sustainability initiatives, the value of having 33 million Facebook fans, and why an executive should never have dinner alone.
“Most of the meetings we were holding were just with ourselves. We weren’t going out to see how the world was changing.”

'Grand Turk' of Photography World Sipahiolu Dies

Image Gökşin Sipahioğlu, Turkish photojournalist and founder of the photo agency Sipa, passed away on Wednesday morning at the American Hospital of Paris at the age of 84. A man of revered status in the photography world, the news was announced by news photo editor Guillaume Delpech on the agency’s website.

Turkish-Americans Open First University in the US

Image Sezai Kalaycı, New York -  Today's Zaman -  A recently opened university in Houston, Texas, demonstrates what Turkish immigrants have accomplished in the United States. North American College (NAC), launched in 2007 by Turkish-American entrepreneurs, was converted into a university in 2009, becoming North American University, the first institution of higher education sponsored by Turkish-Americans in the US.

''Universities in Turkey Have Started to Attract Academicians in the International Arena''

Image The Council of Higher Education has been in the eye of the storm in Turkey ever since it was founded after the military coup in 1981.  With 27 universities with schools, institutes, conservatories and colleges under its umbrella when it was first founded, today it has 103 state universities as a result of the government’s project to build a university in each province, and 63 private foundation universities with an increasing number particularly in the last 10 years.

Kobe to Turkey: Team Is Wishing and Pitching

Image Besiktas, the Turkish basketball team that hooked New Jersey's Deron Williams, is fishing in deeper waters now.
Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the team wants Kobe Bryant to come over during the NBA lockout. While landing the Lakers star is a huge longshot, Wojnarowski says the team has "a puncher's chance."

Bryant grew up in Italy and likes life overseas. In addition, he has a huge endorsement deal with Turkish Airlines.
"If Kobe doesn't want to miss a whole season if there's a lockout, and likes to live in one of Europe's greatest cities, in Istanbul, and wants to play with Deron Williams, why not?" coach Ergin Ataman said.
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