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Borough President Adams Hosts Turkic Nevruz Celebration at Borough Hall

ImageAli Cinar- Brooklyn - Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has spoken during an event to celebrate the Nevruz festival in Brooklyn. Borough President hosted the celebration in the Borough Hall to mark the beginning of Spring for over 300 million people in diverse ethnic and religious communities across the Middle East, Central and Southwest Asia, and Eastern Europe. Borough President said that the Brooklyn "reflects the diversity of culture and traditions", one of which is Nevruz celebration.

NYC Vice President Markowitz Visits Turkey

ImageAli Cinar- Former Borough President and NYC Vice President of Borough Promotion Marty Markowitz went to Turkey for World Tourism Forum to discuss necessary means to enhance international tourism. Marty Markowitz, the head of New York City's Tourism Office has traveled to Turkey to attend the World Tourism Forum, which has gathered world opinion leaders in Istanbul to determine new trends and coordinate meetings with industry agencies.

Blaiso Made A Statement On So-Called Genocide

ImageAli Cinar- New York- NYC Mayor has made a statement on so called Armenian Genocide on April 24th. The statement came through late afternoon on April 24th while Armenian Diaspora was protesting in front of the Turkish Consulate located on 50th street. 100 Turkish Americans were standing in front of the Turkish Consulate versus 700 Armenian Americans were protesting cross the street. There was big tension during the rally and NYPD officials warned Armenian Groups to follow the rules in order to not provocate the Turkish Groups.

Z REALTY GROUP BROKERS 76-UNIT MULTIFAMILY SALE IN NORTHERN NEW JERSEY

Image FORT LEE, NJ (JANUARY 20, 2015) - Z Realty Group announced the firm has successfully arranged the sale of 220 Straight Street in Paterson, New Jersey, a 76-unit apartment complex in Hudson County.  Zeynep "Z" Ekemen, Managing Principal at Z Realty Group, noted there was a lot of interest among both U.S. and foreign buyers, since few such distinctive properties come on the market in Northern New Jersey.
 

Turkey Featured As A Top Tourism Destination During The NYT Travel Show

Image NEW YORK (January 22, 2015) – The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism today announced a new director of the Turkish Culture and Tourism Office in New York will outline the country’s tourism vision at  this week’s New York TimesTravel Show. Murat Karakus was appointed Director of the Turkish Culture and Tourism Office, New York, after more than 20 years with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey, including previous roles at the Turkish Tourism Offices in the Netherlands and Washington, D.C.
 

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams Interfaith Breakfast

Image By Ali Cinar - Under leadership of  Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams for his First Interfaith Breakfast was held on  Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014.   There were over 300 Interfaith and Community Leaders at the program and  The Rev. Dr. A.R. Bernard was  the keynote speaker of the Program.  Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams stated that "  I am thankful today for you al  coming here to my first Interfaith Breakfast Program. This show the strength of Brooklyn.This shows our Unity.  Interfaith relations are important. We need to understand each other at the theological and social level to eliminate misconceptions and foster unity."

Mayor de Blasio's First Ramadan Iftar Dinner at Gracie Mansion

Image Ali Cinar - July 4, 2014 - There were 100 guest from different Moslem Groups  including Leaders from Turkish Community. Representatives from  Federation of Turkish American Associations, Fatih Mosque, Eyup Sultan Mosque and Cultural Association and Azerbaijan America Society have met the Mayor Blasio at his new house during Ramadan Iftar Dinner. Ali Baba Turkish Restaurant was the food sponsor for the event and Mayor Bilasio has thanked the owner of the Restaurant Ali Riza Dogan specially.

New York City Is Not The Happiest City for Young Professionals But Still There Is A Hope

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Gizem Kocak,licensed insurance agent representing AFLAC
According to the career site CareerBliss.com, is based on analysis from more than 45,000 employee generated reviews between 2012 and 2013, New York City is not the among the top 10 happiest cities for young professionals. But every year thousands of young people try to find a way in their career in New York City. Some of them have made their way to the top of the corporate ladder quicker than most. Some of them are just giving up. As a young Turkish-Americans in finance industry, Gizem A. Kocak grew up in Rochester, then moved to a very small town with one stop light and a population of probably just shy of 1000 people. Now she is working hard to be successful in New York City. “I’ve always wanted to live in NYC and I knew that I wanted to be surrounded by people and enjoy a fast paced life. I learned a lot from being in a small town, and most of what I learned was about myself,” she says. His grandfather came to the U.S. in 1988 as a tailor and his entire family worked for Hickey Freeman, a manufacturer of suits for men and boys, based in Rochester, New York, and founded in 1899. Gizem is the third generation of the family and now she works for American Family Life Assurance Company, Aflac, largest provider of supplemental insurance in the United States. Her goal is making a difference in her community, making a difference in other people’s lives, and making a difference in her life. Young professional talked to TurkofAmerica.

The 50 Most Influential Turkish Americans

Image Turk of America Magazine has selected the 50 Most Influentials Turkish Americans first time ever. The list is distinctive in that it identifies Turkish Americans who are innovative, courageous, and successful in their fields. The list highlights Turkish American entrepreneurs, corporate executives, social entrepreneurs, political and civil leaders.
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