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TOA Awards - Stars of Silicon Valley Applications Start

Applications to "The TOA Awards - Stars of Silicon Valley" have started. Awards which are given by the first and only Turkish American business magazine, TURKOFAMERICA, will go this year to individuals who are paving the way for a more inclusive, accessible and better world through the power of technology. The Award Ceremonies have been held in different themes since 2015. The first year, America’s 50 most influential Turkish Americans, in 2016, America’s 30 Most Influential Turkish-American Women, in 2017, 40 Turkish-Americans under 40, and in 2018, Friends of Turkey in America were awarded. The date and location of the ceremony will be announced later. Applications are to start on February 15th and end on April 15, 2022.

Unimpeded Life Foundation's "The Best of the 12th Year Awards" have been presented.

The Unimpeded Life Foundation has held its 12th Year Awards ceremony. Turk of America's journalist, Ali Çınar, was named " The Best Turkish-American Journalist of the Year in the USA". Ali Çınar, who has been broadcasting live from the field to many channels since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been a key commentator to the Turkish media, with coverage including the 2020 Presidential elections. Ali Çınar has appeared on many channels, including Halk TV, KRT, Habertürk TV , Bloomberg HT, Fox TV,Haber Global and CNN Turk.

While many noteworthy people were attending the ceremony who were given awards, the guests were surprised by many significant and memorable events. Atilla Kaplakarslan, President of the Unimpeded Life Foundation, said, "The money raised from this beautiful and very important night will be used to help all those who have an impediment."
 

 
"Unimpeded Life Foundation's Best of the 12th Year Awards Ceremony" was held at Pullman Istanbul Hotel's Ballroom under the main sponsorship of Boyut Steel Door. Organized by Vizyon Production and the Bonart Agency, the award ceremony was hosted by Tayyar Işıksaçan and Ayça Kuru, and its Red Carpet interviews, conducted by the artist, Hilal Özdemir, were held following pandemic regulations with the support of the team from Bir Adım Sağlık. Many well-known names attended this magnificent ceremony in the ballroom, where social distancing rules were upheld by checking the HES codes of the guests, recording their temperatures, and using sanitizer.

Selda Alkor, Tamer Karadağlı, Serdar GÖKHAN, Uğur Dündar, Müjdat Gezen, and her daughter, Elif Gezen, Coşkun Sabah, Buket Aydın, and Pınar Deniz were present on behalf of their organization, with ten saplings planted in the afforestation area of Kayseri on behalf of each person and organization receiving an award from the Main Sponsor, Boyut Steel Door. Pınar Deniz, Kaan Urgancıoğlu, and Hüsnü Şenlendirici, well-known chefs from the program MasterChef, Somer Sivrioğlu and Italian chef, Danilo Zanna, Açelya Akkoyun, Şoray Uzun, Derya Freeci, Gülden Kalecik Demirtaş, Özgür Aras, and Canan Enderson were among those who attended the event.
 
Honorable awards are given to four influential persons
 

The awards for the best music, theatre, movie, TV, sports, entertainment, and business world were determined based on surveys conducted by the Foundation this year. Along with the most successful social responsibility projects of 2021, Müjdat Gezen, Uğur Dündar, Selda Alkor, and Serdar Gökhan, who have established a good name in their respective fields, were awarded the Lifetime Professional and Honor Awards.
 
Supporting disabled persons with an auction
 

During the auction held at this event, several interesting pieces of three sections were sold, making a great profit. An original issue of the newspaper, Milliyet Independence War, a 100,000 lira note signed by the late businessman Sakıp Sabancı, and a sample of the Address to Youth written in Atatürk's handwriting were bought by the philanthropic Turkish businessman living in Germany, Özkan Şen, also known as "Mr. Jade." Mr. Jade was also given the Foundation's Special Award for his charitable work.
 

12th BEST OF THE YEAR AWARD CEREMONY with BOYUT STEEL DOOR

 

FOUNDATION SPECIAL AWARDS

• EUROPEAN CHAMPION AMPUTE NATIONAL TEAM

• SUCCESS STORY / Acun ILICALI

• SISTER BLUE COVER PROJECT

• SUCCESS STORY / EMRAH

• CHARITABLE PERSON OF THE YEAR / KADİR KOCAMAN

• INTERNATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME FEDERATION

• ON BEHALF OF THE WHITE ANGEL NURSES WHO LOSE THEIR LIVES DURING THE PANDEMIC PERIOD

Madam Madam Jale DUZGÜN

• GOOD WOMAN / Acelya AKKOYUN

• THE MOST CHARITABLE PERSON OF THE YEAR IN GERMANY / ÖZKAN ŞEN

• FOUNDATION FRIEND AWARD / İbrahim KONAR

 

LIFETIME PROFESSIONAL AND HONOR AWARDS

• Zafer ERGIN

• Serdar GÖKHAN

• Uğur DÜNDAR

• Mujdat GEZEN

• Hülya KOÇYİĞİT

• Selda ALKOR

 

 BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR

PAPER LIVES

 

THE MOST SUCCESSFUL DIRECTOR 

Can ULKAY

 

BEST CINEMA ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Selen ÖZTÜRK

 

BEST MOVIE ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Cagatay Ulusoy

 

BEST TURKISH ART MUSIC MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Hakan ALTUN

 

BEST TURKISH ART MUSIC FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

 Derya BEDAVACI

 

BEST POLICY SERIES OF THE YEAR

BACK STREETS / ERLER FILM / CHANNEL D

 

BEST THEATER OF THE YEAR

FATHER GIRL / Müjdat GEZEN – Elif GEZEN

 

MOST SUCCESSFUL DUET OF THE YEAR

Coşkun SABAH + Canan ÇAL / THE PRECIOUS OF MY HEART

 

THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MUSIC PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

SONGS TELL US / CHANNEL D

 

BEST CHAT OF THE YEAR

SOFA / NEWS GLOBAL with Buket AYDIN

 

BEST TV SERIES OF THE YEAR

JUDICIAL / CHANNEL D / AY PRODUCTION

 

BEST SERIES ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

Pinar DENIZ / JUDICIARY

 

BEST SERIES ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Kaan URGANCIOĞLU / JUDICIAL

 

BEST NEWS CHANNEL OF THE YEAR

NTV

 

BEST FEMALE NEWS ANCHOR OF THE YEAR

 Gülden Kalecik DEMİRTAŞ / TGRT Main News

 

BEST MALE NEWS ANCHOR OF THE YEAR

 Ahmet ARPAD / NTV Main News

 

BEST TURKISH JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR IN USA

Ali ÇINAR

 

BEST DAYTIME PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

AT ESRA EROL / ATV

 

BEST COMEDY SERIES OF THE YEAR

EIGHTS TRT-1

 

THE MOST SUCCESSFUL COMEDY ACTOR OF THE 21st YEAR

İlker AYRIK / EIGHTS TRT-1

 

THE MOST SUCCESSFUL COMEDY ACTOR OF THE 22nd YEAR

Suzan BROTHER / EIGHTS TRT-1

 

BEST POP FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

 İrem DERICI

 

BEST POP MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Berkay

 

THE MOST SUCCESSFUL COMMUNICATION CONSULTANT OF THE 25TH YEAR

Ozgur ARAS

 

BEST FEMALE VIOLIN ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Canan ENDERSON

 

BEST PROJECT ALBUM OF THE 27TH YEAR

Cenk EREN Repertory / Barış MANÇO Songs

 

THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SPORTS PROGRAM OF THE 28TH YEAR

AGENDA FOOTBALL / Trt Spor

 

THE MOST SUCCESSFUL TURKISH FOLK MUSIC FEMALE ARTIST OF THE 29TH YEAR

Gazelle

 

THE MOST SUCCESSFUL TURKISH FOLK MUSIC MALE ARTIST 

Sumerian EZGU

 

THE BEST COMPETITION PROGRAM 

MASTERCHEF TURKEY / TV8

 

BEST BUSINESS HOTEL OF THE YEAR

PULLMAN ISTANBUL HOTEL

 

THE MOST SUCCESSFUL HOSPITAL 

PRIVATE EUROPEAN SAFAK HOSPITAL

 

THE MOST SUCCESSFUL KINDERGARTEN 

Square Kindergarten

 

BEST RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

YASSAS GREEK TAVERNA

 

BEST CAR DEALER OF THE YEAR

CAKIROGLU AUTOMOTIVE

 

BEST RESEARCH BOOK OF THE YEAR

THE CINEMA BOOK OF A Psychiatrist / Specialist Dr. Aslı AKTÜMEN

 

 BEST CONSTRUCTION FIRM OF THE YEAR IN ÇANAKKALE

YZB CONSTRUCTION

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANCY FIRM OF THE YEAR PROACTIVE CONSULTANCY

 

BEST MEN'S CLOTHING FIRM OF THE YEAR

DANIEL'S PARIS

 

BEST BREAD.PASTA.CAFE OF THE YEAR

REYHANOGLU

 

BEST BREAKING SHIPPING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

 PEARL NAVAL SHIPPING

 

BEST HAIR TRANSPLANT CENTER OF THE YEAR

VERA CLINIC

 

THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR BUSINESSMAN OF THE YEAR IN BURSA

Bilal TUTUŞ

 

THE BEST ARCHEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING COMPANY OF THE  YEAR

OKM TURKEY

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Unity Bank’s Turkish Team

Unity Bancorp, Inc. Clinton is a 19-branch-bank headquartered in New Jersey. It operates in Bergen, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, Union, and Warren counties of New Jersey as well as in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Three Turkish executives work in the bank, which has total assets of 2 billion dollars. Emre Haşmet, Evrim Çiçek and Nihal Birdir are a gateway to the Turkish-American community at the bank with nearly 200 employees.

Tony’s Art: Loud, Colorful, and All-Embracing

 

A talented abstract painter whose vivid and vibrant art exists in three dimensions simultaneously. Tony Şeker is a New York-based multicultural artist who was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1961 while his father was working at a multinational company. Due to the critical and unpleasant situation in his home country, caused by the civil war in 1975, Tony Şeker’s family had to migrate. First, they moved to Europe than settled in Ohio.  He studied math in France and had an MBA degree from Rutgers University. He moved to Cliffside Park, NJ in 1977. 

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