Ali Cinar

Ali Cinar

Ali Cinar has been in journalism since 2002 starting with Turk of America Magazine ( which is the first Turkish-American magazine in the U.S. He was accredited by United Nations in 2007 and State Department in 2010 .He has also half page column called “Agenda in the U.S.” at Milliyet Newspaper that is one of the most well-known Turkish daily newspapers published in Istanbul, Turkey since 1950 ( ) He was written opeds on Washington Post, World Affairs, Washington Times, U.S News, SAIS (John Hopkins University Publication) and quoted on The Jerusalem Post, NBC News(quotation), The Politico Europe Fox News and many more. He is a member of United Nations Correspondent Association, American Press Association, NY Press Club, Association of Foreign Correspondents in the USA and Society of Professional Journalist. He appeared on PBS News Hour, CBNC, FOX Business, Fox News Radio, Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Radio, BBC TV, BBC Radio, NewsMax TV, Al Jazeera English, Canada TV, Al Jazeera Arabic, I24 News, Voice of America, France 24, CGTV, SkyNews, CNN Turk, NTV, Haberturk TV, A News, TRT Haber, Ekoturk TV, TRT World and Halk TV. Over the course of his career, Cinar has earned a number of accolades including Leader of the Year by the Assembly of Turkish American Association, One of the Top 10 Most Successful Young People by Junior Chamber International (JCI), and one of the 50 Most Influential Turkish Americans by Turk of America Magazine. Ali Cinar was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2019 and was the youngest Turkish American to receive this distinction in over 30 years.He received a "Community Service Award' by NYPD MT&S. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the Istanbul University, Cinar moved to the United States to continue his education. While completing his master’s degree at the University of New Haven, he worked as a Research Assistant at the Communication Department. During that time he also served as the President of the International Students Association and was awarded the “Outstanding International Student” Award. Cinar has earned various executive certificates from Harvard University, MIT and New York University.

Turkey Caucus Co-Chairs Statement on Turkey Republic Day

Congressmen Steve Cohen (TN-09), Joe Wilson (SC-02), Gerry Connolly (VA-11) and Steve Chabot (OH-01) released the following statement:

"Congratulations to the People of Turkey and Turkish Americans on this 99th commemoration of the founding of the Republic of Turkey.

As co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on US-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans, we recognize the vast reforms that were undertaken by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his vision for a reformed, modernized, and democratic Turkish Republic. Today, Turkish Americans represent a vital thread of the American fabric, and with rich culture and history, they serve as the best ambassadors for strong relations between our two countries.

As Turkey celebrates its 70th anniversary of NATO accession we would like to highlight its contributions to regional security including diplomatic efforts in mitigating the challenges arising from the war in Ukraine. Turkey has been a crucial partner to fully implement the Montreux Convention which prevented the Black Sea from becoming part of the war zone and brokered the grain export deal to help feed the world. We look forward to working with Turkey to ensure its concerns are heard by all allies as it votes to ratify Sweden and Finland as new members of the transatlantic alliance.

We congratulate the Turkish people and Turkish Americans on Republic Day 2022 and look forward to strengthening US-Turkey relations."

Currently,there are 88 members in the Turkish Caucus.

President Biden: The member of the Security Council, Russia, has deliberately violated the UN Charter

In his speech to the 77th U.N. General Assembly, Biden deprecated Russia. The U.S. president said, 'Speak up. A United Nations Security Council member invaded its neighbor and attempted to erase a sovereign state from the map.'

Criticizing Russia's President Vladimir Putin by saying, 'Ukraine's invasion was chosen by one man, to be very blunt,' Biden added, 'President Putin has been making overt nuclear threats against Europe and a reckless disregard of the responsibilities of the non-proliferation regime. Now Russia is calling for more soldiers to join the fight, and the Kremlin is organizing a sham referendum to try to annex parts of Ukraine. This is an extremely significant violation of the United Nations Charter.' 

Support for the enlargement of the U.N. Security Council

U.S. President expressed his support for increasing permanent and non-permanent representatives on the U.N. Security Council.

Referring to countries in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, the U.S. has been supporting permanent seats; Biden also said, 'I believe the time has come for this institution to become more inclusive so that it can better respond to the needs of today's world.'

President Biden also stated that members of the U.N. Security Council should defend the U.N. Charter and refrain from using veto except in rare, extraordinary situations.

Current UNSC Structure:

The Security Council held its first session on 17 January 1946 at Church House, Westminster, London. Since its first meeting, the Security Council has taken permanent residence at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. It also travelled to many cities, holding sessions in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1972, in Panama City, Panama, and in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1990.

A representative of each of its members must be present at all times at UN Headquarters so that the Security Council can meet at any time as the need arises. 

The Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. Under the Charter of the United Nations, all Member States are obligated to comply with Council decisions.

The Council is composed of 15 Members:

 Five permanent members: China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and ten non-permanent members elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly (with end of term year): Albania (2023) ,Brazil (2023), Gabon (2023) ,Ghana (2023) ,India (2022), Ireland (2022), Kenya (2022) ,Mexico (2022), Norway (2022) ,United Arab Emirates (2023)

 Non-Council Member States More than 50 United Nations Member States have never been Members of the Security Council.

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The State of Emergency Declared in New York

New York Mayor Eric Adams announced that he declared a state of emergency in New York City today after tens of thousands of immigrants were sent to New York. As New York City's homeless housing system hits a record with more than 61,000  living in the city, the city is prepared to spend $1 billion on its response and has called for federal and state funding to help pay for housing and services for the busloads of immigrants straining the city's homeless housing system.

Mayor Adams: ‘We need help, and we need it now.’

Democratic Mayor Adams, who took office in January, announced that the city plans to build a tent reception center on Randalls Island in the East River, just outside of Manhattan, and is also in talks with cruise ship companies to accommodate newly arrived illegal immigrants on a ship.

About 17,000 new illegal immigrants have arrived in the city since April, President Adams said, with an expectation of 100,000 to arrive at some point. Noting that at least nine more buses arrived yesterday alone, Adams said the city has set up 42 emergency shelters and enrolled 5,000 children in schools.

Mayor Adams said declaring an emergency would allow city officials to act more quickly to provide services, while He said he is looking for ways to send some migrants to other cities.

New York Mayor Adams criticized Texas Governor Greg Abbott for failing to coordinate immigrant arrivals, calling for him to stop sending buses to New York and to spread the load to other cities: ‘Mayor Adams, New Yorkers are angry, and I'm angry too. We didn't ask for it.’ Mayor Adams said he spoke recently with Mayor Biden about the crisis and that the President Biden and Governor Höchul understood the challenges facing the city

Elon Musk's plan to buy Twitter for $44 billion has been confirmed.

It was confirmed that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk sent Twitter a letter saying he would go ahead with the $44 billion buyout deal.Musk's letter on the issue was disclosed in the report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).The letter confirmed Elon Musk's intention to honor his offer to buy out Twitter. Twitter also issued a statement.

In the statement regarding Mr. Musk's letter, Twitter confirmed to have received the letter filed through the SEC. The statement said: 'The intention of the Company is to close the transaction at $54.20 per share.' Trading of Twitter shares was halted after Bloomberg reported Mr. Musk's plans to go ahead with the buyout of the social media platform for $54.20 per share. The company's shares surged almost 22% after resuming their rally.

Elon Musk said on his twitter : "Buying Twitter is an accelerant to creating X, the everything app".There are also many speculations if  Donald Trump could be returning to the platform or not.

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