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Roma Sign Turkey International Cengiz Under from Basaksehir for €13.4m

Roma have announced the signing of Turkey international Cengiz Under from Basaksehir for €13.4 million. Under, 20, has signed a five-year contract with the Serie A club and becomes their fifth signing of the summer. "I'm delighted to be here and very excited about meeting the fans," the midfielder told the club's official website upon signing. "My aim is to earn myself a regular starting berth as quickly as possible." Roma could pay a further €1.5m in bonuses to Basaksehir depending on performance targets of both the player and club.

Elif Batuman's Novel, 'The Idiot' Is One of the Best Books You'll Read All Year

If there is one word to describe Elif Batuman's new novel The Idiot, it's the word "mundane." And that just might be the novel's greatest strength. The book follows the year in the life of Selin, a Turkish-American freshman at Harvard. As Selin goes through her freshman year, she must navigate getting along with her roommates, an infatuation/ relationship with an older Hungarian student, and later, a trip to Europe to teach English.  Oh, and all the while dealing with the typical college freshman woes of examining the relationship between truth, existence, and language while studying linguistics. Casual.

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Turkish American Judge Jay Karahan Meets with TCA Summer Interns

Turkish American Judge Jay (Ceyhun) Karahan visited TCA headquarters in Washington, DC to speak with TCA Washington summer interns about public service, his career as a judge and attorney, and his experiences running for elected office. TCA summer interns also had the opportunity to ask questions and get advice about their own careers and future political ambitions.

Judge Karahan serves as the judge for Harris Country Criminal Court Number 8 in Houston, TX, a position he has held since 2003. Judge Karahan is the highest elected Turkish American official and is currently the only Turkish American currently serving in elected office. 

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.

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