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Governor Paterson Welcomes Turkish Investors

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Governor Paterson with Cemil Ozyurt.

From the Editor - Cemil Özyurt
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Since David Paterson became governor, New York State has faced enormous political challenges, from the state’s budget gap of more than $4 billion to the state’s worst fiscal crisis since the mid-1970s.   
In his first speech as Governor, on March 17, 2008, one of the crucial issues on which Governor Paterson led the charge for New York’s future was the putting forth of a statewide renewable energy strategy to harness the power of the sun and wind.

Get 'er Done, Terry!

Ali Gunertem –
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Terry McAuliffe and I go back a long way. In 1991, my travel agency, AIM Travel, serviced Terry’s law firm McAuliffe-Kelly-Rafaelli’s travel needs. I was in Terry’s office at least three times a week, delivering airline tickets. In 1995, Terry was with President Clinton’s team, helping him to get reelected. I was there again with my cousin Sahir Erozan to raise money and host events at our family restaurant, called Cities, in Washington, D.C. We have done fund raisers, presidential dinners, inauguration parties and Terry did not miss any of them. They were his events!
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Election Strategy for Turkish American Voters

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The biggest difference between immigrants who have citizenship and those who hold green cards is the right to vote, which green card holders do not have. Within the unknown numbers of Turks in the diaspora, Turkish-Americans are known to vote in larger numbers for the Republican Party, which has a better reputation in terms of relations with Turkey.  

Turkish Doctors in the United States

According to author Marc Angel’s book, La America: The Sephardic Experience in the United States, Jack David Hananiah was the first Sephardic Jew in New York to become a dentist. The date on which Hananiah received a dentist’s diploma was June 8, 1917. Hananiah was not only a Sephardic Jew, but he was also a Turkish-born citizen of the Ottoman Empire. He was born in Smyrna (Izmir), an ancient city in Western Turkey. Unfortunately, later he was murdered in his office by a former patient. His brother Ely also became a dentist.  

Hande Ozdinler Works to Find a Solution for a Disease With No Cure

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ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, was identified for the first time in 1874.  A progressive disease of the nervous system, ALS causes paralysis by impacting motor nerves.  World-reknowned scientist Steven Hawking is the most famous person living with this disease.  He, along with thousands of others, still waits for a cure.

President Obama - A New Beginning for America

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Osman Bengur.

By Osman Bengur
Baltimore, Maryland
With the election of Barack Obama as the next President of the United States, one could almost hear a collective sigh of relief emanating from around the world. It was as if the darkness that had come over the world for the past eight years was finally about to be lifted.

Challenging Times

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Ali Günertem –
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In August 2000,  United States President Bill Clinton was the keynote speaker at a charity event held in order to get Congress member Richard Gephardt reelected for another term. Bill Clinton came to this event, held in Washington DC at the Mayflower Hotel, fresh from the Israeli and Palestinian Peace Talks with Yasser Arafat and Ehud Barak.  In fact, he was a little late because of that.

Private Sector Is the Locomotive of An Economy

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By Demet Cabbar

It is now widely accepted that small and medium-sized enterprises are key drivers of competition, growth and job creation, particularly in developing countries.  According to the World Bank’s Financial and Private Sector Development’s Vice Presidency:

The First Turkish Consulate in New York City

Cemil Özyurt
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It was in 1824 that the American government posted its first American Consul, David Offley, to the western Anatolian city of Izmir.  It was only after thirty years of American efforts to establish formal relationships that the Ottomans agreed to open this consulate.  

Two Banks of Europe Unable to Come Together

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Cem Senturk.

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The votes of France and Holland against the European Constitution showed how far the European Union is from its goal of being united in a similar manner as the United States of America, and the controversy over Eastern expansion in 2005 and 2007 has inflamed the arguments. The communication problems and the attitude of the European Union, which is composed of 27 countries and has 23 official languages, are issues frequently made the topic of humor.
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