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A Response from Turkish-American Activist to Guardian

Dear Ms. Viner: I read "Turkey’s Attack on Syrian Kurds Could Overturn the Entire Region" (Jan. 27, 2018). You may recall our prior letters calling out the Guardian on its deep anti-Turkish bias, in particular articles legitimizing the hatred-inducing and unproven (even by the British, via the abortive 1919-21 Malta Tribunal probe) "Armenian genocide" charge.

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"Remembering His Highness Imperial Prince Osman Bayazid"

By Negla H Chawky* -  It has been just over a year since my Uncle Bayazid passed away.  More than an uncle he was a great friend.  Because we lived close to each other in Manhattan we had frequent visits and long conversations over coffee and croissants.  He also took me to many Turkish restaurants as Turkish food was one of his passions.  He enjoyed eating and cooking his favorite dishes that were served in his childhood homes during his exile in France and Portugal.

US Approves King Air 350 ISR Aircraft for Kuwait

United States has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale of King Air 350ER Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft to Kuwait for an estimated cost of $259 million. The acquisition of four Beechcraft King Air 350ER ISR aircraft will enable Kuwait to establish its first dedicated airborne ISR fleet. The medium-to low-altitude, twin-engine turboprop aircraft have primary mission to provide ISR support directly to ground forces.  Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) will modify and integrate the ISR mission systems and sensors known as the Mission Enhancement Kit.

Comodo CA Reports Record Growth

Digital certificate provider Comodo CA has reported record growth from its channel program. Revenue was up 45% year-on-year. At the same time it became the first Certificate Authority to issue 100 million certificates. The news will please Francisco Partners who invested heavily in Comodo CA in November last year.

Turkish-American Taxpayers Criticize US Aid to PYD/PKK

The Turkish community living in the United States voiced their reactions against the U.S. support to the PKK terrorist group’s Syrian affiliate PYD in a press conference in front of the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. Representatives of the U.S. branch of the Independent Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (MUSIAD), the Cihannuma Solidarity and Cooperation Platform Association and the Turkish-American National Steering Committee (TASC) were present at the press conference protesting the U.S. Congress for using taxpayer money to support the terrorist group.

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Where Are The U.S.-Turkey Relations Heading?

The relations between Turkey and the U.S. have recently undergone a sudden and unexpected deterioration. With the election of Trump, there was an expectation on the Turkish side that there would be some amelioration in the relations, because during President Obama's last term, there were contradictions due to differences in opinion between Turkey and the U.S. on issues such as on FETO and YPG. However, as the problems emerge, such as Trump's policy of arming the YPG more and more, not taking any steps regarding the FETO issue, the relations are at an impasse. Moreover, the arrest of Turkish citizens who worked in some of the U.S. Official Agencies within that period, some unfair pressures on Turkish citizens in the United States, imprisonment of Pastor Brunson, with the US discomfort on S400 subject the Turkey's rapprochement with countries like Russia and Iran being in search of new alternatives, left even deeper traces in the relationship. Just before 2018, visa suspension led to a trust issue, as it was not even the case during the crisis with Russia.

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Sierra Nevada Corporation CEO Invited to Join National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., February 21, 2018 – Fatih Ozmen, Sierra Nevada Corporation CEOAt the second gathering of the National Space Council at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) CEO Fatih Ozmen is among leaders of the nation’s top aerospace and defense companies invited to join the Council’s Users’ Advisory Group. SNC is best known publicly for the company’s Dream Chaser® spacecraft – nicknamed “America’s spaceplane” – and is under contract with NASA to service the International Space Station (ISS) starting in 2020. Dream Chaser is a reusable space utility vehicle capable of transportation and other missions in low-Earth orbit, and the only commercial, lifting-body vehicle capable of a runway landing. Dream Chaser successfully completed a free flight test in November at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (see video here).

Chobani CEO Talks Online Groceries and Yogurt Giveaway

By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer - In the span of a decade, Chobani went from being in just one supermarket to becoming the country's best-selling yogurt brand. It hasn't all been smooth — the company faces more competition than it used to, and has been embroiled in national debate over its open stance on refugees. As Chobani turns 10, CEO and founder Hamdi Ulukaya talked to The Associated Press about yogurt's place in online grocery delivery, products made from almonds and peas that are moving into the yogurt case and why the company is giving away free yogurts.

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Irvin Receives $100,000 Donation from Chobani

CONCORD- W.M. Irvin Elementary students and staff were shocked when Ellen DeGeneres announced that the Chobani Foundation was donating $100,000 to the school for its BackPack program.
Emily Francis, English as a Second Language teacher at W.M. Irvin, traveled to California last week to be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Francis was selected as a guest because of her kindness and dedication to her students. A former Cabarrus County Schools Teacher of the Year, Francis moved from Guatemala to the United States when she was 15 and told Ellen she learned English by watching her on television.

Chobani Greek Yogurt Mogul, Ex-Wife Face Off in Court Battle

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