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"From Dallas to Chicago, from New York to Washington, D.C., in every corner of the U.S., Turkish women successfully stand in the forefront with their success in business and professional life, and academics. Here are the Turkish women and their success stories."

Turkey's Syrian Refugees Carve Out Their Own Opportunities

Gaziantep, Turkey - A group of Syrian children already well versed in the language of despair now have a chance to learn a vocabulary of hope at the Excellence Education Centre in Turkey's Gaziantep. In a bright and colourful classroom, the kids enthusiastically recite some of the Turkish phrases they'll need in their new homeland from a curriculum designed by the centre's owner, Asmaa Joha. "When I would look into the eyes of Syrian children, I was feeling afraid," explains Asmaa. "I wondered how they would feel when they got older and if I had done my duty and served them well as a teacher."

Turkish Tech Startups Head to Silicon Valley

SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA — Since the failed military coup in Turkey one year ago, it's been harder for startups to attract foreign investment, said entrepreneurs at a recent tech conference in California. After the July 15, 2016, coup attempt, the Turkish government cracked down on perceived opponents to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Many have lost their jobs and thousands have been imprisoned, including journalists, academics and activists. For Mustafa Acet, an entrepreneur in Istanbul, the coup and its aftermath have been a setback for the burgeoning tech ecosystem in Turkey. He recently attended Etohum San Francisco, an event bridging the Turkish startup community with Silicon Valley.

Happy Mother's Day!

Image By Nermin Abadan-Unat - I am a big fan of Turkish Philanthropy Funds. I might have a bias since my son, Mustafa Kemal Abadan, is one of the founders and serves on TPF board. But, beyond that, TPF's commitment to philanthropy has never ceased to amaze and inspire me. So, I hope you'll join me in supporting TPF's girls education initiative for Mother

Young Turkish Real Estate Broker Named 2012 Costar Power Broker

Image FORT LEE, NJ (MARCH 12, 2013) - Zeynep "Z" Ekemen has been selected by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), commercial real estate's leading internet provider of information, analytics and marketing services, to receive the prestigious CoStar Power Broker Award. This annual award recognizes the "best of the best" in commercial real estate brokerage by highlighting the U.S. firms and individual brokers who closed the highest transaction volumes in commercial property sales or leases in 2012 in their respective markets.

Bedriye Hulya Named Social Entrepreneur of the Year

Image Entrepreneurship in Turkey is being celebrated on the global stage once again, as the World Economic Forum’s Schwab Foundation has just awarded Bedriye Hulya an award for Social Entrepreneur of the Year. Hulya, who the founder of Turkey’s first chain of women-only gyms, as was the only woman selected from the Middle East and North Africa and Turkey in 2013. Hulya began her b-fit gym franchise in February 2006 in a middle-class neighborhood of Izmir, one of Turkey’s major cities. Since then, b-fit has enabled hundreds of women to become entrepreneurs in their own right. As of today, there are 160,000 gym members at 220 gyms around the country, staffed by over 500 women employees and 250 women franchisee in 47 cities in Turkey and Cyprus.

NYC Mother Killed in Turkey Is Buried; Man Wanted

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Christina Jimenez, sister of Sarai Sierra, pauses at her casket during her funeral at the Christian Pentecostal Church, in the Staten Island borough of New York, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. The 33-year-old mother of two was killed while vacationing alone in Turkey. Sierra disappeared Jan. 21, and her body was discovered 12 days later near Istanbul's ancient city walls. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
By EILEEN AJ CONNELLY Associated Press - As the family and friends of Sarai Sierra were saying farewell on Friday to the 33-year-old New York City woman killed while on a solo vacation in Turkey, investigators there detained the siblings of a man wanted for questioning over her death. Turkey's state-run news agency said police briefly took the two brothers and a sister of the possible suspect into custody in the northern city of Karabuk. They were released after being questioned about their brother's whereabouts. The Anadolu agency said their DNA samples were taken.

Turkish Entrepreneur Enters the 100 Strongest Women List in Mexico

Image Turkish woman entrepreneur Ayşe Koçak was chosen as one of the 100 strongest women in Mexico by CNN Expansion magazine. Koçak established a medical company in Mexico three years ago. The entrepreneur shared her story with Anatolia News Agency. “When I arrived in Mexico, I did not know Spanish and knew no one,” seh said adding that, fortunately, things went well and our company grew. “We have reached a sales volume of $100 million in three years,” Koçak said.

Unpublished Photo Reveals Monroe's Visit to Turkish Soldiers

Image Marilyn Monroe visited Turkish soldiers fighting in the Korean War, recently revealed photos show. The legendary beauty icon is seen amongst the soldiers in a set of photos taken in the early 1950s during the Korean War, for which Turkey had sent troops. Monroe is pictured amongst the army men, wearing a Turkish uniform and a dark pair of sunglasses.
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