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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

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

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

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

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.

Life in Vienna

Sinan Ertugrul.

By Sinan Ertuğrul* -

Vienna – Vienna is the capital of an old Empire and you realize this better while roaming the streets of the city. The Cathedral of St. Stephens, which is extensively mentioned in the Turkish traveler Evliya Celebi’s Book of Travels, is the symbol of the city. Just as it is a must for travelers to see Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and the Empire State Building in New York, it is a must to see the Cathedral of St. Stephens in Vienna.

New Candidate Rifat Sivisoglu

Ali Gunertem.

Ali Günertem – Washington, D.C. -In the last few years, Turks living in the US have increasingly ventured into politics. Osman Bengür ran for the US Congress in the 2006 elections, while Tarkan Öcal tried his luck with the Florida State Senate in 2002.

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