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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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Middle Eastern Immigrants Make the US Stronger

By Noah Smith - A little more than a week ago, Stanford University mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani died at 40 after a battle with breast cancer. In that short lifetime, she accomplished more than most of us ever will. Mirzakhani was one of the world's greatest mathematicians — a recipient of the Fields Medal, mathematics' highest honor. Her career was a triumph for the U.S. university system and American scientific prowess. But Mirzakhani was born and raised in Iran. She is living proof of the advantage immigration gives the United States.

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Istanbul-based Architecture Firm Opens First NYC Office

Istanbul-based Tabanlioğlu Architects has set up shop in Lower Manhattan with its first ever office in New York City. The firm, led by Murat Tabanlioğlu, announced on Monday that it’s opening a new office at 111 John Street. The firm, which has offices in Dubai, Doha and London, was founded in 1990 by Tabanlioğlu and his father, Hayati Tabanlıoğlu. Downtown Manhattan has attracted a number of major architecture firms over the years. SHoP Architects; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; and Hill West, formerly Goldstein Hill & West, all have offices Downtown. Tabanlioğlu’s new John Street office space — 3,000 square feet on the 26th floor — coincides with the firm’s push to expand its work in New York and the United States.

‘The Dr. Oz Show’ Library Acquired by Z Living Network

Health entertainment cable network Z Living has acquired “The Dr. Oz Show’s” library and will begin airing episodes from multiple seasons as part of its regular programming, Variety has learned. “Z Living has made record-breaking strides in original programming this year, while concurrently amping up our roster of prestigious health entertainment content from many of the industry’s top producers,” said Z Living general manager Rafe Oller. “We’re honored to have ‘Dr. Oz’ on our air, and feel the fit and draw for our audience could not be more ideal.”

Focus On: Turkish Filmmaker Burcu Koray to Speak in Amherst

Why you should know her: Turkish filmmaker Burcu Koray, a current fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), is participating in a new performance series at Second Stage Amherst, in conjunction with VCCA. The boundless imagination of Turkish filmmaker Burcu (pronounced Brr-jus) Koray never ceases in its creative activity. From her site-specific, interactive film installations to her screenplays and even her current novel-in-progress, Koray is always envisioning her next artistic endeavor.

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Sierra Nevada Wins $41Mln Deal to Build US Air Force Mission Network Aircraft

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Air Force has awarded the Sierra Nevada Corporation a more than $41-million contract to design, engineer and test a new aircraft for the Airborne Mission Networking System, the Department of defense said in a press release. "Sierra Nevada Corporation [of] Sparks, Nevada has been awarded a $41,041,058… contract for design, engineering, integration, and testing on one aircraft of the Airborne Mission Networking System," the release stated on Wednesday.

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Tunc Doluca Disclosed the Sale of 6,000 shares of Maxim

There has been some selling insider activity on Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXIM) recently. Senior VP Christopher J. Neil sold 3,500 shares at an average price of $45.69 on July 10th. That brings the Senior VP’s holdings to $6,286,624 as recorded in a recent Form 4 SEC filing. Tunc Doluca, President, CEO & Director disclosed the sale of 6,000 shares of MXIM stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of $49.00. Doluca now owns $63,013,069 of the stock according to the SEC filing. Doluca sold 15,000 shares at an average price of $47.76 on Thu the 1st. Doluca now owns $61,705,013 of the stock as reported to the SEC.

Houston Mayor Applauds Turkey's Hosting of WPC

By Ebru Sengul, ISTANBUL, AA - Turkey has done an excellent job in hosting the 22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC), Sylvester Turner, the mayor of the U.S. city of Houston, Texas, told Anadolu Agency on Thursday. Speaking exclusively to the agency, the Congress' global communication partner on its sidelines, Turner hailed Turkey's hospitality throughout the Congress. "The Turkish national organizing committee has moved the World Petroleum Congress forward. I have nothing but praise for all the representatives. They have set the bar very high for Houston for hosting the Congress in 2020," he asserted. Responding to the question of the U.S.' future policy on shale gas production, Turner said that susceptibility of the industry is linked to fluctuating oil prices and factors leading to price formation.

US Response to Coup Bid in Turkey Disappointing: Envoy

By Safvan Allahverdi, WASHINGTON, AA -  Turkey’s ambassador to the U.S. on Wednesday criticized the U.S. reaction to the defeated coup last July. Serdar Kilic was speaking at a conference in Washington held by the Global Policy Institute think-tank in cooperation with Bahcesehir University and the July 15 Foundation. He said that after he was told of the coup attempt, he immediately called the White House and asked for a condemnation, but no statement was issued in support of Turkish democracy until late in the afternoon. “This was the greatest disappointment that I have ever suffered,” Kilic stressed.

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