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Syracuse Aims to be the Center of the Green Technology Industry

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Located in the center of New York on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, Syracuse is a scenic treasure amid rolling hills, tranquil lakes and picturesque forests. Beside its natural richness for visitors, the fifth largest city in the state focuses on attracting the green technology industry. The city of Syracuse is one of the few cities that participates in both the New York State Empire Zone program and the Federal Empowerment Zone program as well.  

Sinan Altun, Commercial, Customer and Field Marketing Director of Glaceau

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Sinan Altun, Global Marketing Manager of Glaceau.

In 1996, J. Darius Bikoff was checking into the purity of bottled water and didn't like that some had contaminants. He decided to create his own distilled water with added electrolytes. The resulting Smartwater, in a sleek bottle designed by Doug Lloyd, became a hit in natural and specialty food stores when it was released in 1998.

Vakifbank AG Supports Turkish Enterpreneurs

Vienna- Two Turkish banks in Austria primarily provide services to 220,000 Turkish people: the Vakıfbank International AG and Denizbank AG, which in 2006 was sold for 2.4 billion dollars to Dexia, the French-Belgium joint banking group. Both banks have their main offices in the same area in District 10 Vienna.

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Germany - The ethnic food market in Germany, which has an estimated value of approximately 6 billion Euro, engages not merely the attention of Turkish companies, but also those of the giant German producers.
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Senol Isikay, who has a university degree in geography, wrote his master's thesis on Turkish retailers.
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The Three Horsemen of Silicon Valley

Ayşe Önal Zamboğlu –This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - TURKOFAMERICA bring together three important figures of the venture capital community in Silicon Valley: Barış Karadoğan, George Nuray Uğraş, and Aydın Şenkut.

The Turks of Silicon Valley

By Written & Photos Ayşe Önal Zamboğlu
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San Fransisco- Oracle is one of the legendary firms of Silicon Valley. Despite the fact that it was formed thirty years ago, is has constantly renewed itself, managing to remain one of the very top firms for years on end. Boasting the sort of "company culture" that only established businesses have, Oracle is also known for placing importance on the welfare of its workers, for its beautiful campus, and for being successful in its field.

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A hot spring day in New York. In Woodmere, a rich residential area of New York, it feels like life stops during the day. Even finding a restaurant after a certain hour is difficult. Ufuk Asik points out the closeness of Woodmere to the airport for selecting this deserted looking town as base for his company.
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