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Turkish Ambassador Highlights How July 15 Coup Stands Out In 'Unfortunate History'

KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: This week marks one year since a bloody coup attempt in Turkey. More than 200 people died when rogue officers tried to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Earlier this week, our colleague Robert Siegel interviewed the man the Turkish government holds responsible for that coup attempt, Fethullah Gulen. He's an Islamic cleric who lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania. And he denies he was behind the coup. Turkey wants the U.S. to extradite him. Today Robert talked to the Turkish ambassador to the United States to hear his government's version of events.

Protests Continue Against Trump's 'Muslim Ban' in New York

By Ali Cinar- Brooklyn, NY -  Over 1,000 Yemeni  owners along from other Ethnic Communities  from across the five boroughs joined the elected official leaders at a rally outside Brooklyn Borough Hall against President  Trump‘s ban on travel from their native land. Many of them has closed their stores to show their disappointment to the Trump Administration. There were also many banners and signs of Support #MyYemeniNeighbor  and We #UnifyANDDefy at the rally.

Lawyer: Giuliani, Ex-attorney General Work for Reza Zarrab

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In this combination of file photos, then Attorney General Michael Mukasey, left, speaks at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on Dec. 16, 2008 and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani arrives for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump on Nov. 20, 2016, in Bedminster, N.J. A judge has been told that Mukasey and Giuliani are working for Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab who is charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions. The judge had asked for clarification this week after prosecutors asked him to ensure there are no conflicts of interest. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, left, and Carolyn Kaster, Files)
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and an ex-U.S. attorney general were hired by a Turkish businessman charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, but don't expect to see them in court, a lawyer told a judge handling the case on Thursday. Attorney Benjamin Brafman, representing businessman Reza Zarrab, said neither Giuliani nor Michael Mukasey will be in court because they are serving in an ancillary role related to the prosecution. He said Giuliani, the city's Republican mayor from 1994 to 2001, and Mukasey aren't involved in trial preparation or plea discussions.

The Global Coalition Working to Defeat ISIS

Image By Ali Cinar- Washington,DC -  U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has invited 68 Minister of Foreign Affairs & Senior Leaders for a Special Meeting that was held in Washington, DC on March 22nd. The objective of the  Meeting was to accelerate  global efforts to defeat ISIS in the remaining areas it holds in Iraq and Syria The meeting also highlighted specific ways the Coalition can effectively collaborate to defeat ISIS internationally.

Erdogan, Trump Agree Joint Action Against Islamic State in Syria: Turkish Sources

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during his meeting with mukhtars at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, February 8, 2017. Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed in an overnight phone call on joint action against Islamic State in the Syrian towns of Raqqa and al-Bab, both held by the militants, Turkish presidency sources said on Wednesday. U.S.-Turkish differences during former President Barack Obama's administration impeded the U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State, and closer coordination could mean faster progress towards freeing swathes of northern Syria from IS.

New York City Has Certainly Changed Over The Years

Image By Ali Cinar - The full 2016 NYPD Crime statistics news conference was held on Wednesday at the Brooklyn Museum, where NYPD set up a display of photographs contrasting a 1980s and 1990s New York -- subway cars bearing graffiti and tent camps in Central Park with clean, colorful photos of today. NYPD,NYC Mayor Office and Community Partners in the Brooklyn Museum highlighted decades of hard work thats made New York City is so safe, NYC Mayor Blasio and NYPD Commissioner also gave many examples on how NYC become safe with the hard work of NYPD Officials and  Community's Partnership.

What NYC Administration Has Been Accomplished for 2016

Image By Ali Cinar- New York - When you walk on the Streets, You might not be surprised to see the Mayor Blasio. He is everywhere.He attends almost all parades, events,panels,outreach visits and many more. His Administration recently announced "What has been done in 2016" report. Here are some highlights that TURKOFAMERICA selected for our readers:
 

Turkey Showed Secularism, Democracy, Islam Coexists: Sumeyye Erdogan Bayraktar

Image Turkey has showed to the entire world that secularism, democracy and Islam can coexist, said Sümeyye Erdogan Bayraktar, the daughter of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as she attended the 15th annual MAS-ICNA convention, which gathers Muslim communities in the United States, as a guest speaker. “Turkey showed to the whole world that secularism, democracy and Islam can live side by side. We have become a source of inspiration for other Muslim nations that change and a better future can be maintained,” said Erdogan Bayraktar on Dec. 26 as she delivered a speech during a panel discussion on “Overcoming Challenges Facing the Ummah: The Turkish Experience.”
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