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Young Turkish Designer's Dream Is Very Simple: To Make It to the Next Season

Image When she was a junior in high school, when everyone was sending out college applications, she knew all she wanted to do was design.  Teachers always taught them to apply to as many colleges as possible. She only applied to one; it was The Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan.  It didn't concern her that there was a chance she would not get accepted and she didn't have a back up plan.  

So, after months of anticipating the acceptance letter, she received the rejection letter.  She went to the school to see if she could talk to the dean of fashion design.  There was nothing he could do to admit her that semester, but he recommended she would take courses at the school to build her portfolio.

After a couple of courses her drawing had improved dramatically.  She put together a new and improved portfolio and submitted it the next semester.

She continued her courses at F.I.T. and anticipated that acceptance letter once again. She wasn't sure if she could take another rejection.  If she didn't get accepted this time she might have given up.  Her family kept reminding her and asking what if she doesn't get accepted this time?  She did not know.

Vanessa V. Seckin Opens Her Law Firm in New York City to Better Serve Turkish Americans

Vanessa V. Seckin has practiced 10 years immigration law.
According to the Census Bureau, since the 1970s, the number of Turkish immigrants has risen to more than 2,000 per year. Members of this most recent immigrant group vary widely. Many opened small businesses in the United States and created Turkish American organizations, thus developing Turkish enclaves, particularly in New York and New Jersey City. Still others came for educational purposes.

Increasing of Turkish-American population in New York and New Jersey area, attract more professional to serve the community. Vanessa Seckin, wife of well-known Turkish interventional pain doctor Ali Inanc Seckin who works for Hackensack University Medical Center, has practiced immigration law for the last 10 years and now she opens her own law firm.  

Seckin has a diverse knowledge in immigration law that it is comprised of individual, start-up, mid size, and large multinational companies and organizations encompassing of broad range of industry sectors.

Seckin says: “There are a lot of immigration attorneys out there, but very few whom not only understand the laws and procedures, but also the predicament and the frustration that a person is facing in the U.S.”

Turkey's New York Tourist Office Names Ejder Director

Image Ebru Ejder is the new director of the Turkish Culture and Tourist Office in New York, replacing Nihan Bekar who has returned to the head office in Ankara. Ejder has worked with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey since 1998 and previously worked in the Turkish Culture and Tourist Office in New York as a deputy director. In 2011, the office will launch a new advertising and public relations campaign.

In the last three years, visitor arrivals to Turkey from the U.S. increased by 23.17 percent, thanks in part to the advertising in New York’s Times Square, high-profile television coverage on the “Martha Stewart,” “Anthony Bourdain,” “Today Show” and “The Bachelorette” programs and the 2010 ASTA International Conference in Istanbul. Istanbul was also the European Capital of Culture for 2010.

Turkish-American Celebrity, Defne Joy Found Dead in Istanbul

ImageTurkish-American television host and actress Defne Joy Foster, 32, was found dead in an apartment Wednesday in Istanbul's Caddebostan neighborhood. Foster reportedly went out with friends Tuesday night and stayed in her friend's apartment on Tanzimat street in Caddebostan, where she was found dead. The report said Foster was suffering from asthma.

She was thought to have died from respiratory difficulty and a heart attack. The certain cause of death will be determined after an autopsy, the report said. Foster, the daughter of a Turkish mother and an American father, had married three years ago and had a son. She first appeared on TV screens as a VJ on Kral music channel and later went into acting on various TV series.

Foster last participated in "Yok Böyle Bir Dans," the Turkish version of "Dancing With the Stars," where she was eliminated last week.
Source: Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey's Honorary Consul Positive About Georgia Ties in 2011

Image Mona Diamond was appointed the Turkish honorary consul general for the state of Georgia in 2005. In the same year, she became the chairman of the American Turkish Friendship Council, a not-for-profit organization for the promotion of close relations between the United States and Turkey.

In 2009, she organized and chaired an International Women’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, and in September 2010, she partnered with two Turkish American business organizations and the American Chamber of Commerce Executives to head a delegation of civic and business leaders from throughout the U.S. to several Turkish cities.

Ms. Diamond responded to the following questions from GlobalAtlanta about her current activities in promoting relations between Georgia and Turkey as well as her plans for the coming year, including her efforts to open a breast cancer clinic in Mersin, Turkey.

The Star of the Opera

Bonn, Germany – The word Bonn immediately connotes the capital of West Germany during the cold war years, prior to the fall of the Berlin wall, and the birthplace of  Ludwig van Beethoven. Bonn, which was the capital of Germany from 1949-1999, is a charming city with a 2000-year long history and a population of 314,000, located 20 km south of Köln.

The First Turkish Physical Therapist in Dortmund

Dortmund, Germany - It is possible to meet people in every kind of profession among the Turkish population living in Germany. The second generation of Turks are inclined to prefer areas requiring more specialization as compared to other sectors; having the advantage of being fluent in two languages, they are able to move towards different professional areas.
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