Supporting the Hospitable People of Turkey and Refugees Living There

6.8 magnitude earthquake rocks Turkey. Islamic Relief staff in Turkey alerted us to a powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the Elazig province just hours ago. Latest reports share that more than 1,000 people have been injured and at least 22 people were killed -- many of them as they were trying to escape collapsing buildings.

Undocumented Students Generated Up to $132 Million in Relief to Colleges—But They Won’t Receive a Dime From the Stimulus

By Viviann Anguiano - Maya is an undocumented student activist enrolled at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) as a sociology and labor studies major. Her parents are undocumented and have lost their jobs due to shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. While Maya’s family’s unexpected struggles resemble many families’ across the country right now, her family is not eligible to receive the stimulus checks that the U.S. government is disbursing as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Maya recently paid her family’s rent with the money she received from a private $1,000 scholarship.

Meet The Richest People In America

By Kerry A. Dolan and Luisa Kroll - Forbes - It was another record year for the wealthiest people in America, as the price of admission to the country’s most exclusive club jumped nearly 18%. The minimum net worth to make The Forbes 400 list of richest Americans is now a record $2 billion, up from $1.7 billion a year ago. The group’s total net worth climbed to $2.7 trillion, up from $2.4 trillion, and the average net worth rose to $6.7 billion, up from $6 billion. 

Turks View U.S. As Number One Threat: Survey

ANKARA, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Turkish people perceive the United States as the number one country that poses threat to Turkey, while regarding Azerbaijan as Turkey's closest friend, according to local research. About 66.5 percent of Turkish people think that the U.S. is the "biggest threat" among foreign countries, the research, conducted by Center for Turkey Studies in Kadir Has University on June, said. Israel follows with 37. 4 percent and EU member states come in the third row with 24 percent, according to the survey.

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Foreign Buyers Are Snapping Up More American Real Estate Than Ever

One market’s loss, is another market’s gain. Countries like Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand are starting to see foreign buying tapering. However, the United States is starting to see a surge in foreign buying according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). These numbers are showing explosive growth in both the transactions, and dollar volume.

The Number of Turkish People with Anti-American Sentiments Has Increased by 28 Percent

The number of Turkish people with anti-American sentiments has increased by 28 percent in just three years, a BBC poll showed on Wednesday. Experts have claimed that the U.S.'s stance on the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) and the PKK's Syrian affiliate, the People's Protection Units (YPG), in particular have been the triggering factors for the increasing bad feeling. According to the poll conducted by GlobalScan and the Program for Public Consultation (PPC) for the British broadcaster, the ratio of Turks that view the United States negatively stands at 64 percent, compared to 36 percent in 2014.

Coca-Cola Explores Energy Drink Bolt-On

Image On Monday, April 30, the Wall Street Journal broke a story reporting that Coca-Cola (KO) was in discussions to purchase energy drinks company Monster (MNST). Monster's share price swelled 20% on the news - its market cap popping up $2 billion to roughly $13 billion - but Coca-Cola ultimately decided to walk away from the deal. Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent said late Monday that, "at this time," the company is not in talks to buy Monster. Monster's share price fell back to its pre-news market cap of around $11 billion.

Outward Direct Investments Nearing $24bn

Image Almost 3,500 Turkish companies are currently operating in 103 countries. Nearing $24bn, Turkish outward direct investments intensify in energy, banking, communications, manufacturing and commerce. According to a study from the Ankara Trade Chamber based on Treasury and Central Bank data, outward direct investments, at a mere $3.7bn by 2001, shot up to $23.6bn as of September 2010. Therefore, near $20bn of the Turkish investment abroad has been made in the past decade.
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