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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.

Turkish Festival Attracts Thousands in Los Angeles

Image A four-day Turkish festival, the Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival 2011, organized by the Pacifica Institute, opened its doors to visitors in southern California on Thursday and continued attracting masses at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa on its last day (Sunday) this year, as was the case when the event was organized for the first time in 2009.
 

TJC Professor Plans 24th Trip to Turkey

Image Tyler Junior College, (Tyler,Texas), professor Dr. Manoucher Khosrowshahi is taking reservations for “Turkey: Biblical and Archeological Tour of Asia Minor”, his annual 10-day travel-study tour planned for March 9-18, 2012. In 2008, Khosrowshahi was named Texas Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He is also a Fulbright scholar.

Turkish Entrepreneurs Create Buzz With C24

Image NEW YORK—What's left to do once you have conquered the internet in Turkey? How about starting an art gallery in New York? That's exactly what Emre Kurteppeli, the art collector and founder of Turkish internet hub Mynet, did after finding two partners — New York lawyer Mel Dogan and Turkish businessman Erkut Soyak — who were equally interested in supporting artists from emerging markets. They found a 9,000-square-foot piece of real estate on fashionable 24th Street in Chelsea, hired some big names in the industry, courted a splashy guest curator, and threw one of the most crowded art openings of the month at their new space, C24.

Kobe Bryant to Turkey

Image Perhaps the biggest difference between the NFL and NBA lockouts is that the guys who play hoop have more ways to make money. For NFL players, the best alternative market is the Canadian Football League, which doesn't pay big. For NBA talent, there's a whole world of opportunity out there in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

That point was reinforced today when a Turkish team, Besiktas, let it be known that it has talked with Kobe Bryant's reps about adding the Lakers star to its roster if the lockout drags on.

Bosnian Genocide Condemned with 8,372 Pairs of Shoes

Image The Srebrenica genocide, known as the worst massacre in Europe since World War II, was condemned in İstanbul's Taksim Square on Saturday by 8,372 pairs of shoes in front of a monument consist of two steel-framed pillars in the form of the letters U and N (United Nations).
 
A total of 8,372 Bosnians were killed in and around the town of Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina in July 1995 by units of the Bosnian Serb army under the command of Gen. Ratko Mladic during the Bosnian war.

Young Bosnians Association President Enisa Kezo stated that this monument serves as a metaphor for the “betrayal of the United Nations,” which failed to prevent the Srebrenica genocide from happening and to intervene to stop the mass killing of thousands.

“The whole world should remember this genocide and should see the United Nation's dishonor,” stated Enisa Kezo. She later criticized those who called the genocide a “massacre,” saying, “This cannot be a massacre because a massacre is nothing compared to genocide.” Kezo thanked Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu for their support in the project.

Cultural Immersion Trips to Turkey

Image Trips to Turkey for Americans organized by the Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians and the Atlas Foundation are more than just another vacation.
 
These US-based organizations strive to provide a deeper, more accurate understanding of Turkey by offering foreigners a unique cultural immersion experience.

The Turquoise Council is an independent umbrella organization that works to foster interactions between Americans of Turkish and Eurasian descent and the wider community.

The Atlas Foundation is one of its member organizations in Louisiana. Both organizations coordinate trips to Turkey for Americans who desire an authentic, well-rounded experience.

As far as cultural exchange programs go, these trips may appear short -- typically nine to 10 days -- but Turquoise Council President Kemal Öksüz said that “our trips provide an intensive, informative view of Turkish society on a broad scale.”
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