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Chobani Founder to Be Featured on "60 Minutes"

Image TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya and his famous yogurt company will be profiled on the popular CBS television news program “60 Minutes.” The Greek yogurt giant will be featured on the program this Sunday, April 9, according to the TV network. Ulukaya opened his Twin Falls manufacturing plant in 2012 – he has another one in New York – and in recent months it has been the topic of some controversy by alternative media because it is partly staffed by refugees.

General Carlton D. Everhart II: "Incirlik Base Is Critically Important"

Image Ali Cinar-New York  - The Air Mobility Command originated on 29 May 1941 when the Army created the Air Corps Ferrying Command (ACFC) to fly American-built aircraft to Great Britain. For more than 76 years, this unit has restructured few times but Mobility Airmen have been critical to growing global reach and operational agility for the joint warfighter. The Headquarters Air Mobility Command has consolidated with Headquarters Military Airlift Command last October. AMC is currently headquartered at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, east of St. Louis, Missouri.

Halkbank Executive Detained and Charged in US

Image American prosecutors have charged a senior executive at state bank Halbank with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate US sanctions against Iran. Halkbank confirmed on Wednesday that Mehmet Hakan Atilla, its deputy general manager, had been detained in the United States and said it and the Turkish government were working on the issue. Atilla is accused of conspiring with wealthy Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab to conduct hundreds of millions of dollars of illegal transactions through US banks on behalf of Iran's government and other entities in that country.

Namecheap Offers Free Comodo SSLs for Symantec Customers

Image is offering current Symantec customers an opportunity to replace all single- or multi-domain SSL certificates with a free matching Comodo SSL covering the remaining time on their current SSL. Namecheap is making this offer in response to the March 24th announcement from Google of their intention to discontinue the trusted status for Symantec SSLs. As a result of this change, Chrome browsers will stop displaying the 'green bar' for sites using Symantec SSLs and will flag these sites as untrusted.  Namecheap is an organization that deeply believes in online privacy, security, freedom and equal treatment for all internet users. This offer would help to ease concerns from current Symantec customers.

Are Some U.S. Charter Schools Helping Fund Controversial Turkish Cleric's Movement?

Mustafa Emanet (left) and Ersin Konkur CBS News
As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson travels to Turkey on Thursday, he’ll want to talk about the fight against ISIS. But the Turks want to talk about a controversial Turkish religious scholar: Fethullah Gulen. Turkish President Recep Erdogan accuses Gulen of being behind a bloody coup attempt in the country last July. Gulen, who lives in the United States, denies he was involved. Now the Turkish government is also lobbying the Trump administration to extradite Gulen back to Turkey.

Turkish Boutique Producer Akuvatur Eyes US Market

Image BOSTON — Turkish aquaculture fish producer Akuvatur plans to grow its sales in the US market, as the popularity of seabass — known as branzino in the US — increases in the North-American market, Huseyin Tosun, Akuvatur's Mediterranean fish export manager, told Undercurrent News. Akuvatur produces very rare kinds of Mediterranean fish, such as common dentex, pink dentex, red sea bream, premium seabass and premium seabream.

Turkish Airlines to Sponsor US Football Side

Image Turkish Airlines on Tuesday signed a sponsorship deal with American professional football club Indy Eleven, based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. The agreement sees Turkish Airlines become the official international airline partner of the club which plays in the North American Soccer League. "As part of the agreement, Turkish Airlines will serve as the first jersey-back sponsor in Indy Eleven history, with the airline’s logo set to debut on the club’s kits starting on Saturday, when the ‘Boys in Blue’ kick off their fourth season of play at the San Francisco Deltas," a statement read. Turkish Airlines' chairman, Ilker Ayci, said: “As Turkish Airlines network grows every day by offering more and more services, we are delighted to have this partnership with Indy Eleven.

Omer Asik's Bacterial Infection and Weight Loss Will Reportedly End His Season

Image Omer Asik’s season appears to be over, which doesn’t constitute major news on its own, because the Turkish 7-footer’s minutes have steadily declined since he joined the New Orleans Pelicans three years ago, but it’s how his 2016-17 campaign is coming to a close that is both noteworthy and concerning. Asik reportedly contracted a bacterial infection in Mexico during the All-Star break, and while Alvin Gentry initially said the center’s health was not considered a serious concern, the Pelicans coach told’s Justin Verrier this weekend Asik “will be gearing toward the summer and next year, really.”

How Two Armenian Immigrants Made Turkish Delight An American Hit

Courtesy of Liberty Orchards Co., Inc.
By Tove K. Danovich -  Liberty Orchards in Cashmere, Wash., which was founded by two Armenian immigrants, still makes Aplets & Cotlets, a variation of Turkish delight that includes apples, apricots and walnuts. In 1921, an ad in The Seattle Times touted a brand new candy called "Aplets," a new confection made "from the finest Washington apples and honey and walnuts." A few years later, Aplets were joined by "Cotlets," a similar candy made from an apricot base. In most of the world, "Aplets & Cotlets" were based on a treat called lokum, a word derived from Arabic, but the British and Americans know it as "Turkish delight."
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