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Netherlands Detains Turkish Family Minister to Deport Her to Germany

Image Dutch police detained Turkish Family and Social Affairs Minister Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya on late Saturday to deport her to Germany after declaring her "undesirable alien." TV video showed the standoff between the ministerial convoy and the Rotterdam police, which was translated between an officer and the minister. After being told to return with her convoy, Kaya retorted sharply, saying "I will go to the consulate building. That is a building belonging to my country and I am a minister of that country."

Chobani Appoints Tim Brown as President and Chief Operating Officer

Image NORWICH, N.Y., March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Chobani, LLC ("Chobani") announced today that Tim Brown has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer, reporting to Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder, Owner, CEO & Chairman and will oversee Chobani's operations, sales, marketing, legal and finance teams as the company looks to further increase its category leadership while continuing to deliver on its founding mission of making better food for more people.

Last Surviving Exiled Ottoman Focus of New Documentary

Image The life of Bilun Alpan, the last surviving member of the Ottoman dynasty who was exiled in 1924, has become the subject of TRT's new documentary "Bilun: Sürgünün Son Tanığı" (Bilun: The Last Witness of Exile). The documentary, which will be broadcasted on March 19, is directed by Kerime Şenyücel. "Bilun: The Last Witness of Exile" follows the life of Bilun Alpan who was only 6 years old when the Turkish government issued a law forcing the members of the Ottoman dynasty to be exiled through the recounts of Ottomans who lived in Beirut at the time.

TURKOFAMERICA 40 Under 40 Award Ceremony Will be Held On March 17th,

From San Francisco's Silicon Valley to the world of New York finance, from sport to art, from the film industry to engineering, America's 40 most influential people under 40 will receive their awards in a ceremony to be held in New York on March 17.TURKOFAMERICA, the first and only English-language Turkish magazine aimed at the American business world, has chosen 40 of the most influential people under 40. The recipients will receive their awards at an evening TOA Awards Gala event.

U.S. State Department Releases Annual Human Rights Report

Image By Ali Cinar - New York - Department of State has produced annual Human Rights reports since 1976. U.S Congress mandated Human Rights reports to provide policymakers with a accurate human rights circumstances almost 200 countries and territories worldwide.This also includes all United Nations members and any country who receives U.S Foreign assistance. Human rights reports are used as a resource for shaping policy, conducting diplomacy, and making assistance, training, and other resource allocations in many areas.These reports also generate awareness of the human rights violations and abuses globally.

Dr. Mehmet Toner Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Engineering

Image Turkish American Dr. Mehmet Toner was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) at the beginning of February 2017. Dr. Toner is a Professor of Health Sciences at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and the Helen Andrus Benedict Professor of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was elected for engineering novel microelectromechanical and microfluidic point-of-care devices that improve detection of cancer, prenatal genetic defects, and infectious disease.

Ozmen Ventures Launches $5 Million Fund to Spark Local Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Image Ozmen Ventures has announced its launch as one of the first early-stage investment funds in northern Nevada. Founded by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, owners of Sparks-based Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a global aerospace and defense company, the fund aims to invest in young and dynamic local startups and cultivate the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. Ozmen Ventures is a seed and early-stage venture capital fund headquartered in Reno. The fund has already made an investment in ClickBio, an innovator in the laboratory consumables industry.

NYPD Is Here for Immigrants

Image The NYPD announced that they are not going to inquire about the immigration status of crime victims, witnesses, or others who call or approach the police seeking assistance. The countries largerst police department says its press release: "The NYPD does not conduct civil immigration enforcement." 


Royal Caribbean Latest Cruise Line to Cancel Turkey Ports of Call

Image Royal Caribbean has canceled all scheduled stops in Turkey for the 2017 season, becoming the latest cruise line to do so following Carnival Corporation’s Cunard Line and P&O Cruises December decisions to stop sailing to the Mediteranean nation. Disney Cruise Line, Crystal Cruises and MSC Cruises are among other cruise lines that cancelled all ports of call to Turkey in 2016. Royal Caribbean says it made the decision due to the current unpredictability of events happening in the country, and that they are keeping  the safety and wellbeing of both guests and crew members in mind after numerous terrorist attacks in the country in last year.

Turkish Dramas Focus of Interest in Latin America

Image Turkey has exceeded $100,000 million in return from Turkish TV drama exports in recent years, and is now getting ready to collaborate with Latin American countries to enhance the industry, daily Hürriyet has reported. The Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) has been in efforts to mobilize and increase the contribution of Turkish dramas to tourism and trade. “Projects with Latin American countries will contribute both to Turkey’s promotion and create a warm environment to increase trade,” said Aykut Eken, the chairman of DEİK Turkish-American Business Council.
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