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Turkish American Cultural Center Opens in Lakewood, Ohio

Image By Colin McEwen (patch.com) - The property, once the home of the Pentecost Evangelical Lutheran Church, was bustling with activity on Sunday afternoon. Hundreds attended the grand opening of the new Turkish American Cultural Center at 13303 Madison Avenue. Ersin Isbilir, the acting director of the new, told Lakewood Patch that Lakewood is a perfect for the new facility. He estimates that there are between 200 and 300 people of Turkish descent living in Lakewood, but added that the west side of Cleveland also boasts a large Turkish population.

Dr. Oz Spurs Health Sales in Local Stores

Image Within 10 minutes of a “Dr. Oz” episode, the phone at Staple & Spice Market in Rapid City often starts ringing. “It is crazy,” said manager Kayla Raterman. “He’s bringing great business our way.” Those phone calls are part of the so-called Oz effect: the reaction people have to the popular CBS medical program, “The Dr. Oz Show.” If Oz recommends it, people tend to buy it.

"The Dr. Oz Show" Introduces TMS, a New Treatment for Depression

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 15, 2012) -  On March 14, 2012, nationally-known Dr. Mehmet Oz introduced the audience of "The Dr. Oz Show" to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS,) an innovative treatment for depression that is non-invasive and drug-free. Dr. Oz discussed TMS in an episode about exciting new treatments for chronic pain, depression and weight conditions. "I believe this could be an effective treatment," said Dr. Oz. "Why is every psychiatrist in the country not thinking about this for their patients?"

Turkish Room Is Opened In University of Pittsburg Main Campus

Image The ceremony was attended by Turkish Ambassador, Namık Tan and dignitaries representing the University of Pittsburgh, along with members of Turkish American community in Pittsburgh who contributed to the success of the project through financial contributions and volunteer work.

Nets' Mehmet Okur Wastes No Time After Arriving in New Jersey

Image If Mehmet Okur was caught by surprise and unsure how to respond to being traded from the Utah Jazz to the Nets, his sister, Seda, had no such ambivalence. “Oh yeah, she was excited,” Okur said today of his sister, who lives in New York City. “When I called her, she couldn’t believe it for like five minutes. She said, ‘Mehmet, I need to call you back. Give me like five minutes. I want to catch my breath!’ “I was like, ‘Take your time. Don’t pass out,’ ” Okur said with a smile. “She was excited.”

Turkish TV Show Exports Exceed $60 Mln This Year

Turkey broke its export record for television shows for 2011, selling over 100 popular Turkish shows to 20 foreign countries. Fırat Gülgen, chairman of Calinos Holding -- which is responsible for 80 percent of the exports of Turkish TV shows -- said the sector has been negatively affected by the Arab Spring, but that new markets have opened their doors as well.

Le Meridien Announces Turkish Artists :mentalKLINIK As the Newest Members of the LM100 Family

MIAMI, Nov 30, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- From the 10th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts today announced acclaimed Turkish artists Yasemin Baydar and Birol Demir, known as :mentalKLINIK, as the newest members of the LM100 family.

Levantine Businessman Boasts World's Most Extensive Ottoman Postcard Collection

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Orlando Carlo Calumeno
When we suggested coming by his home to view his collection in greater detail, Orlando Carlo Calumeno said: “Come to my office. You will find all your expectations fulfilled there.” I was doubtful, but when I saw the vast array of Ottoman memorabilia, medals and various ephemera in his office, I understood what he had been talking about. And when he took his huge collection of postcards out from a large cupboard and laid them out on the table, it was quite clear just how special it was.

Patricia Russo, TurkofAmerica's Editor, Publishes Her First Book ''Shiny Thing''

Image Patricia Russo had her first professional short story, “True Love”, published in 1987 in the anthology Women of Darkness: Original Horror and Dark Fantasy by Contemporary Women Writers, edited by Kathryn Ptacek. Since then her work has appeared in Lone Star Stories, Electric Velocipede, Abyss and Apex, Talebones, Tales of the Unanticipated, Not One of Us, in the anthologies Corpse Blossoms and Zencore, and in many other fine publications. She is that rarest of authors: she has no website, no blog, nothing on the internet to indicate that she even exists — except for a trail of fiction that reveals the prolific and generous writer behind the name. This is her first collection of short stories.

Shiny Thing blurs the lines between fantasy, horror and science fiction. The stories inside are suffused with magic and danger, and will sometimes chill you to the bone. With a delicate touch Patricia Russo reveals humanity in all of its foibles and glorious moments, in settings that range from the perfectly average to the absolutely sublime. You can never be quite sure who is the monster and who is the heroine, and sometimes there is no divide. The characters are people you know, yet they do things you would never expect, and within each story there is one shining thing that somehow changes them all. You know the old saying — all that glitters is not gold. Well sometimes, all that is gold does not glitter. In Shiny Thing, your life depends on being able to tell the difference.
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