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Why Do Most People Think NYC Is Only Manhattan?

By Cemil Özyurt - Going to a musical in New York’s Broadway, walking in Central Park, shopping at SoHo, and being mesmerized by the lights of Times Square and looking around for minutes on shop windows of 5th Avenue are ordinary activities done by each tourist that comes to New York City. But if you come to NYC and are willing to take the two hours long drive to the north, to the ‘upstate’ region, you will have a chance to get out of the chaos of the millions and meet a brand new New York that has a magnificant history and nature.

No More Kebab, It’s Time to Talk Education

Bahceşehir University Global has been working on its educational activities in the USA for around 13 years, since 2004. The total 34 graduates of its MBA programs in three different specialized fields. BAU has been offering students educational services in the USA for the past four years. Not only under the roof of Bahçeşehir University but also as the Mentora College Language School of BAU Global. We talked to Enver Yücel, President of the BAU Global about his current investments in education and his future plans.

Archaeologists in Turkey Believe They Are Digging Up the Original Santa Claus

Santa isn’t just a myth made up for kids on Christmas. He did exist and he did give generous gifts, though not via chimneys on Dec. 25, as popular legend tells it. By this time next year, you may even be able to visit him in his original setting, say Turkish archaeologists. What we know today as Santa Claus was originally Saint Nicholas, and he was traditionally celebrated on Dec. 6, the anniversary of his death. Born in the village Petara in Asia Minor (now Turkey) in the late third century, Nicholas was known for his literal and spiritual generosity. He inherited great wealth but gave away his riches, joining the Christian church and becoming a bishop in the the city of Myra.

Selda Bağcan to Sing at Burning Man 2018 in Las Vegas

Turkish folk musician Selda Bağcan has been invited to Burning Man 2018, which has been held in the deserts of the U.S. state of Nevada for 31 years, hosting tens of thousands of visitors from around the world. Bağcan, who turned 69 years old last weekend, has reportedly told close friends of her invitation to next year’s Burning Man.

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Turkish TV Series Wins International Emmy Award for First Time

By Jimmy Cuneyt Gurkan - The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 45th International Emmy® Awards tonight at a Black-Tie Gala event attended by 1,000 television professionals from around the world and hosted by comedian Maz Jobrani at the New York Hilton. The Directorate Award and 11 Emmy statues were presented by the International Academy during the evening.

The American Turkish Society’s 16th Annual New York Turkish Film Festival

By Jimmy Cuneyt Gurkan - The 16th New York Turkish Film Festival took place in SVA Theatre in Manhattan from November 30th to December 3rd. The festival is organized by ATS American Turkish Society and sponsored by TAIK (Turkey US Business Council). New York Consulate General Honorable Ertan Yalcin, Chair of Board of Directors of ATS Murat Koprulu, festival director Janset Bayibay, ATS board member Lawrence M Kaye, actors Mehmet Ali Alabora, Alican Yucesoy, Pinar Ogun, Peyman Umay, Director Doğan Özmekik, writer Nilüfer Ozmekik were some of the guests enjoying the festival. I have specially enjoyed the future film “Cold of Kalandar” and the short movie “Exhibit”.

Pregnant Daphne Oz Shows Off Her 36-Week Bump As She Prepares For the Arrival of Baby Number 3

The mother-to-be – who is expecting her third child, a girl, with husband John Jovanovic – marked her 36th week of pregnancy with a profile shot of her growing baby bump on Instagram Sunday. “Out here #36weeks,” Oz, 31, captioned the photo, adding, “Cozy sweater + sneakers + leggings up to my boobs – what did we do before these??” The Chew alum and Jovanovic, who wed in 2010, are already parents to son Jovan Jr., 2,  and daughter Philomena Bijou, 3½.

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'Lost,' 'Prison Break' Director Bobby Roth Named Creative Supervisor for Russian-Turkish Spy Series

U.S. director Bobby Roth, known for Lost and Prison Break, has been hired as creative supervisor on Sultan moyego serdsa (The Sultan of My Heart), a Russian-Turkish TV series. "I think this is a classic story and the conflicts described in it will be recognizable to viewers in different countries," Roth said in a press release. "Especially I liked the two main characters." The series is produced by KIT Film Studio, which is part of Gazprom Media, the natural gas giant Gazprom’s media wing, and Turkey's Maya Productions Ltd. The Sultan of My Heart is a combination of a spy thriller and melodrama, set in Turkey in the 1920s and centered on Russian diplomats and their families as well as the Ottoman dynasty.

The Civilization Choir of Antioch Performs at National Museum of the American Indian

The Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC),representing the broadest diversity of Turkish Americans nationwide, and the Turkish Consulate General in New York is proud to co-host a concert by The Civilization Choir of Antioch 7:30 pm, November 3, 2017 National Museum of the American Indian - Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House One Bowling Green, New York.

Abandoned Dogs from Turkey Find Homes in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — Dog rescue groups in as many as 15 states in the U.S. are trying to find homes for the country of Turkey’s street dogs, including a group in St. Louis. Jan Knoche is the president of Love a Golden Rescue, a St. Louis volunteer organization that rescues golden retrievers. The group began working two years ago to transport and find new homes for Turkey’s street dogs, especially golden retrievers, KSDK-TV reported .

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