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Turkish-origin Student Becomes Youngest US Politician with Municipal Council Election

A 19-year-old student of Turkish origin became the youngest politician in U.S. history after his election to the municipal council in the northeastern city of New Haven, Connecticut. Independent and uncontested candidate Hacıbey Çatalbaşoğlu was elected to the board of alders from New Haven's Ward 1 reserved for the city's renowned Yale University, where Çatalbaşoğlu continues his studies. Çatalbaşoğlu, who also helps out his father at their pizza shop in downtown New Haven, conducted a tight door-to-door election campaign, asking voter support with the promise to bring the city and the university closer.

Muhtar Kent Named ‘Global Turkish Professional of Year’

Coca Cola Company Chair Muhtar Kent has been named the “Global Turkish Professional of the Year” at the Businesspeople of the Year Awards, organized by the Turkish business magazine Ekonomist. The award was presented to Kent late on Nov. 6 in Istanbul by Doğan Holding Founder and Honorary President Aydın Doğan. “For any Turk who has worked abroad for the last 40 years, like me, one of the biggest responsibilities is always to support the Turkey brand,” Kent said upon accepting his award.

"Steve Jobs Wanted Me to Work for Him, I Said No"

By Magdalena Yesil* - As you’ve probably heard, if you have not yet experienced it yourself, it’s not easy to power UP as a committed parent in the United States, where business and culture are so invested in rapid growth. It’s even harder in Silicon Valley, where every company is in a race to ship first and where, in large part, men with spouses who take the domestic lead, if not the entire burden, still write the rules of professional engagement.

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Turkey Visa Ban Leaves Students Worried About Their Futures

After the U.S. announced it was suspending most visa services at its diplomatic facilities in Turkey earlier this month, Turkish tourists, students and business people, among others, have been banned from obtaining necessary paperwork to enter the U.S. Shortly after the U.S. announced the ban, the Turkish government issued an almost identical statement against the U.S. in return, creating a mutual visa suspension between the two countries. The news of the latest visa ban has led to tension among a particularly affected group: students. Sandra Jardin, assistant director for International Admissions at CSUN, assures that current students should not worry.

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Yelp Review Gets Turkish Bartender at Disney Springs Fired, Lawsuit Says

A Turkish bartender at Disney Springs has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against STK restaurant, saying he was fired after a Yelp review accused him of making anti-American comments. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Orlando said Serkan Sorkon was fired from STK Orlando in January after a negative posting about the bartender left on internet review site Yelp. The Yelp review, which is still online, said a Turkish bartender made disparaging comments about the United States, which Sorkon denies. “The Bartender, I don’t remember his name but he was from Turkey,” said the review from user “Joseph K. of Lakeland, FL.”

TCA Announces 4th Annual Turkish American Youth Leadership Congress

This month, TCA opened applications for the Fourth Annual Turkish American Turkish American Youth Leadership Congress. The Congress will take place October 26-29, 2017 in Washington, D.C., and will provide selected individuals the opportunity to experience Washington, D.C. and connect with their peers and heritage while learning about civic engagement, political activism, leadership, and the U.S.-Turkey relationship. TCA will select up to 25 young Turkish Americans to participate in this exclusive, all-expenses-paid forum. Applications for the 2017 Turkish American Youth Leadership Congress are due Monday, September 11, 2016.

Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP Welcomes Brian C. Kochisarli as Senior Counsel to the Firm

Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP welcomes Brian C. Kochisarli as Senior Counsel. Brian’s primary focus will be on government relations, corporate and land use areas of practice representing public and private companies, venture capitalists, partnerships, and individuals. Brian has significant experience in navigating his clients and major development projects through the complexities of City and State agencies. Prior to joining DHC, Brian was the managing partner at Amanatides Kochisarli PLLC. Brian graduated from Brandeis University, where he received his B.A. degree and earned his J.D. degree from New York Law School. Brian can be reached at (646) 428-3204 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Turkish American Dr. Asu Ozdaglar Named Associate Department Head at MIT

Turkish American Dr. Asu Ozdaglar, the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professor of Engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was recently promoted to both Associate and Interim Department Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). She is best known for her contributions in the areas of optimization theory, economic and social networked systems, and game theory.

Does the Treaty Investor Need to Show That

Does the treaty investor need to show that he/she is coming to the U.S. to develop and direct the E-2 Investment business?
You must be coming to the United States to develop and direct the enterprise. You must show that you will develop and direct the investment enterprise by demonstrating ownership of at least 50 percent of the enterprise, or by possessing operational control through a managerial position or other corporate devices.


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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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