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Morristown Welcomes New Turkish Delight

Photo: Natalie Davis
By Natalie Davis (http://morristown.patch.com) - What a difference six months make. More than half a year ago, Oscar and Anna Ata of Bedminster launched their plan to start a business marketing imported Turkish items. The new South Street enterprise, called A Taste of Turkey, had its grand opening last week. Oscar Ata said the opening event, which featured a visit from Morristown Mayor Timothy Dougherty, was a huge success, but the newly minted entrepreneur still carries a little disappointment.

Turkish-American Friendship Day in Atlanta

Image ATLANTA, AA (February 8, 2013) - Resolutions recognizing the work of Istanbul Center, the Turkish American Chamber of Commerce (TACC), the Turkic-American Federation of the Southeast (TAFS), and the Turkish-American community in the Atlanta area were passed by both the Georgia State Senate and House of Representatives today during the 4th Annual Turkish American Day at the Georgia Capitol on February 7, 2013.

NJ Legislature Recognized Turkish-American Organizations for Accomplishments, Contributions

Image On Dec 3rd and 20th, New Jersey General Assembly and Senate in Trenton recognized Turkish-American organizations for their tireless efforts trying to make a difference in the state of NJ. Peace Islands Institute, Turkish Cultural Center, Turkish American Business Development and Improvement and the Pioneer Academy of Science were honored by both the Assembly and the Senate.

Little Change in U.S. Newspaper Circulation Numbers

Image NEW YORK (AP) — A media industry group says U.S. newspaper circulation was almost unchanged in the six months ended Sept. 30. The Wall Street Journal kept its position as the No. 1 newspaper. Its average circulation grew 9.4% to 2.3 million. USA TODAY was second at 1.7 million, followed by The New York Times at 1.6 million. Circulation at the Times grew 40% from a year ago. More than half of the Times' circulation was for digital editions Average daily circulation in the April-September period slid 0.2% for the 613 newspapers included in the semiannual study by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. Sunday circulation for the 528 newspapers in Tuesday's report increased 0.6%.

Ahiska Turkish Communities Opens Its New Facility

Image On Novermber 30 , with recognition of American and Turkish Anthems began the grand opening of the new facility of Ahiska Turkish American Community Center, located at 1306, E Fifth street, Dayton,Ohio. Not only all top officials of Dayton but also those from Montgomery County, Ohio State, Turkish Embassy and heads of many international organizations attended the event: State Senator Bill Beagle,State Representative Roland Winburn, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey Fatih Yildiz,the former governor of Ohio Bob Taft, Secretaries of Azerbaijan Embassy Rashad Najaf and Emil Safarov, , Past President of Assembly of Turkish American Assocuiations Gunay Evinch, General Secretary of Federation of Turkish American Associations Turan Atabek Ayaz, Former president of International Committee for Crimea Inci Bowman, Director of Karabakh Foundation Adil Bugairov,Representatives of World Union of Ahiska Turks Sadyr Eibov and Abbas Hamza,Leaders of Dayton Communities, Dayton University and Wright State University Officials, Businessmen, and many other guests.

Archaeologists Explore Site on Syria-Turkey Border

Image Few archaeological sites seem as entwined with conflict, ancient and modern, as the city of Karkemish. The scene of a battle mentioned in the Bible, it lies smack on the border between Turkey and Syria, where civil war rages today. Twenty-first century Turkish sentries occupy an acropolis dating back more than 5,000 years, and the ruins were recently demined. Visible from crumbling, earthen ramparts, a Syrian rebel flag flies in a town that regime forces fled just months ago. A Turkish-Italian team is conducting the most extensive excavations there in nearly a century, building on the work of British Museum teams that included T.E. Lawrence, the adventurer known as Lawrence of Arabia. The plan is to open the site along the Euphrates river to tourists in late 2014.

Turkish Cypriot Day Big Success on Capitol Hill

Turkish Cypriot Day Hosts, ATAA Gunay Evinch, NCCS Bahri Aliriza FTAA Gizem Salcigil White, MATA Orhan Suleiman
The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) lead a coalition of leading Turkish American organizations to host the inaugural Capitol Hill Turkish Cypriot Day, on October 2, 2012.  Over 200 Member and committee staffers from over 50 Congressional Offices, as well as experts from Congressional Research Services (CRS), attended the all-day drop-in event that featured Turkish Cypriot cuisine, Turkish Coffee, Turkish Delights, Turkish Cypriot music, and displays of Turkish Cypriot art and history.

Book Review: Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Image Somewhere in Beijing there must be an incinerator for burning reports from outsiders telling China’s leaders what to do. In February the World Bank, in cooperation with an arm of the Chinese government, issued a report called China 2030 that included this gem: “Where contract disputes arise … the disputants should have access not only to legal recourse but also to a transparent and effective judicial system that imparts justice without fear or favor.” It’s hard to imagine President Hu Jintao slapping his forehead in wonderment upon reading this: “But of course! Why didn’t we think of that? Stop the theft of intellectual property at once!”

As silly as it is, the “ignorance hypothesis”—the assumption that people in power would do right by their citizens if only they knew better—“still rules supreme among most economists and in Western policy-making circles,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Daron Acemoglu and Harvard University political scientist James Robinson write in their new book, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty. Nations fail, the authors argue, because “those who have power make choices that create poverty. They get it wrong not by mistake or ignorance but on purpose.” For the brutal few, hanging on to power and wealth outweighs all else.
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