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President Trump: This Is A Celebration

President Trump's made a public speech and celebrated his Senate acquittal on Thursday at the White House. His legal team, cabinet members, and GOP Congressional Leadership and as well as Trump's Family, were present at the historical program.

"We've been going through this now for over three years. It was evil. It was corrupt. It was dirty cops. It was leakers and liars. And this should never, ever happen to another President ever. I don't know that other Presidents would have been able to take it. Some people said, no, they wouldn't have. But I can tell you, at a minimum, you have to focus on this because it can get away very quickly. No matter who you have with you, it can get away very quickly. It was a disgrace." he told a full packed East Room crowd.

"This is a day of celebration because we went through hell," President Trump told the crowd, describing his impeachment as "all bullshit" and criticizing many of Democrats who stole the country's time with false allegations. "These people are vicious. Adam Schiff is a vicious, horrible person. Nancy Pelosi is a horrible person."," Trump said during his East Room remarks

President Trump has thanked many people in the crowd, especially Senate Majority Leader Mitch Connell. "Mitch, I want to tell you: You did a fantastic job." President Trump said.

Apologizing from his Family:

"I want to apologize to my family for having them have to go through a phony, rotten deal by some very evil and sick people. And Ivanka is here, and my -- my sons and my whole family, and that includes Barron. "President Trump said during his East Room remarks. He hugged his daughter Ivanka Trump and invited First Lady Melanie Trump to the podium. 

Quick Highlights:

-President Trump focused the future and indicated that he would win again in 2020. He also believes that Republicans will get the majority in the House.

- President Trump brandished newspapers such as Washington Post and USA Today with banner headlines saying he had been acquitted.

-Television networks carried the lengthy remarks live, but President Trump did not take any questions after his remarks

- President Trump referred to "dirty cops," "leakers," "liars," and "nasty and horrible people," whom he blamed for his impeachment.

-President Trump called Senator Romney, who ran for president in 2012, "a failed presidential candidate," saying, "things can happen when you fail so badly running."

- There were over 100 people at the East Room, White House

On the Celebration day at White House, President Trump says al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula leader Qasim al-Rimi was killed in a US counterterrorism operation in Yemen.

President Trump will be traveling to Charlotte to address the North Carolina "Opportunity Now" Summit on Friday. This will be his 4th visit to Charlotte.

(Pictures taken by Ali Cinar-White House)

*TV Interviews after the President's Remarks.

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An Hour-by-hour Look at How Turkey's Attempted Coup Unfolded One Year Ago

ISTANBUL (AP) — A year ago Saturday, a group of Turkish soldiers using tanks, warplanes and helicopters launched a plot to overthrow Turkey's president and government. The coup attempt failed, but the fallout continues a year later. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan swiftly blamed his one-time ally, U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is in exile in the U.S. and denies the allegations that he was behind the coup. The two had a public falling out in 2013, when Gulen's organization was declared a terror organization and a clampdown began.

How Chobani Won the Greek Yogurt War with Experiential Marketing

Ten years ago, Greek yogurt represented less than 1% of U.S. yogurt sales. Today, it's almost half of the total market. What changed? In a word, Chobani. Launched by Hamdi Ulukaya in 2007, the Idaho-based brand introduced Greek yogurt to the American palate. Chobani now controls 38% of the Greek category, significantly outpacing former heavyweights like Yoplait and Dannon. The man responsible for Chobani's rise, perhaps just as much as the brand's founder, is CMO Peter McGuinness. Hired in 2013, McGuinness saw that the Greek yogurt market had become oversaturated.

A True "Abi": Remembering Ziya G. Boyacigiller

Image By Nakiye A. Boyacıgiller, Ph.D. - Two years ago I lost the love of my life, my husband of 39 years (sweetheart for 43), Ziya G. Boyacıgiller. When our friends at TPF asked me to write about Ziya, a founding partner and board member of the organization, I hesitated. How should I describe such an amazing man with so many wonderful attributes to those who might have never met him? Ziya did not like talking about himself; one of his main qualities, indeed was his humility. I believe this makes it even more important to tell his story.

Varol Ablak's Zing Basket Delivers Groceries in Record Time with New Online Service

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Varol Ablak picks groceries in Zing Basket?s cold storage warehouse. Image courtesy of Zing Basket.
Imagine having milk, bread, eggs and other necessities brought to your door in less time than it takes to order a pizza. That’s the goal with Zing Basket, an on-demand grocery delivery service that just launched in Pittsburgh. Described as the nation’s first 45-minute online grocery delivery service, Zing Basket allows customers to choose from over 2,000 products and then place their orders by website or phone. The orders are fulfilled on-site at Zing Basket’s 9,000-square-foot warehouse in Green Tree and delivered to doors throughout Pittsburgh. Right now, the service extends to Downtown, Oakland, Mt. Washington, Mt. Lebanon, Robinson, Scott Township, Dormont and Crafton.

Roketsan and Sierra Nevada Corporation Sign MoU

Roketsan Missiles Industries of Turkey and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) have signed an MoU at Farnborough International Airshow to explore broad areas of cooperation in air and space. SNC offers five decades of experience as an integrator and innovator in aerospace, aviation and electronics. Roketsan provides customer solutions for a broad range of capabilities and services spanning land, air and maritime defence needs.

Reza Zarrab's First Hearing to be Held in US in January 2017

Image (MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) A U.S. court has ruled to start the trial of Reza Zarrab, an Iranian-born Turkish businessman who was arrested in Miami in March for attempting to evade U.S. sanctions on Tehran, on Jan. 23 next year. The decision on June 20 came after U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan denied bail on June 16 to Zarrab, who had applied to live in a lavish Manhattan apartment on a 50 million bond with private armed guards before going on trial.

Iranian-Turkish Businessman Seeks Bond in Sanctions Evasion Case

Image WASHINGTON- Lawyers for an Iranian-Turkish national arrested in March on charges of conspiring to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran have asked a federal court to set a $50 million bond for his release until trial. Reza Zarrab is one of three people charged in what prosecutors allege was a five-year scheme involving millions of dollars in transactions on behalf of the Iranian government and businesses. Iran has been under various U.S. economic sanctions since 1979 that bar transactions involving U.S. entities and those related to Iran and its government. Those are different from the more recent sanctions put in place in response to its nuclear program, which were lifted earlier this year.

A Yogurt Mogul and Group of Corporate Funders Band Together for Refugees

Image By Sue-Lynn Moses (insidephilanthropy.com) - Let me know if you’ve heard this one before: With around 60 million people forcibly displaced from their homes due to conflict, the world is currently in the midst of the worst refugee crisis in history. We know—we beat the drum pretty loudly here at IP to bring increased attention to the global refugee crisis—often highlighting those funders that are paying attention and questioning those that aren’t. While most U.S. funders haven’t lifted a finger to help the world’s refugees, there are some notable exceptions—most recently, Tent.org, which offers rapid response grants for immediate refugee relief operations through the $1 million Tent Challenge. Additionally, the organization has managed to bring a group of corporate funders together to take the Tent Pledge.

Goldman Sachs' Executive Buys Turkish Tobacco Baron's Mansion

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Morris Schinasi.
The Schinasi Mansion at 351 Riverside Drive the 12,000-square-foot palace William Tuthill designed for a Turkish tobacco baron back in 1909 sold recently for a much-discounted $14M. Now public records have revealed the buyer to be Mark Schwartz, a vice chairman at Goldman Sachs. Schwartz will have to do a significant amount of work on the property, which the prior owners didn't do much with after purchasing it for $325K in 1979.
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