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New Candidate Rifat Sivisoglu

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Ali Gunertem.

Ali Günertem – Washington, D.C. -In the last few years, Turks living in the US have increasingly ventured into politics. Osman Bengür ran for the US Congress in the 2006 elections, while Tarkan Öcal tried his luck with the Florida State Senate in 2002.

Being a Turk in California

Prof. Dr. Faruk Şen - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - ‘Being a Turk in California’ has many more positive connotations than being a Turk elsewhere in the world. The Turkish migrant population in the USA at present stands at some 440,000, close to the numbers in France and the Netherlands, two countries that attract a good deal of migrant workers.

Turkish-Americans in California

Ayşe Önal Zamboğlu - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -
According to U.S. Census Bureau’s 2006 American Community Survey, California’s foreign born population ranks the first among the 50 states with a population of 9,916,453. This is about 27% of the state’s whole population.

Elections, Strategy and Turks

Cemil Ozyurt - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -
In one of our previous issues our Washington, D.C. correspondent Ali Günertem flagged a largely overlooked topic. Ali pointed out that Turks resident in the USA had to review their usual strategy in light of the upcoming November elections.

Global Growing Pains

Ali Günertem
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One the most important issues that has recently arisen in the US presidential election is the slumping economy and the negative effects of competition brought about by globalization. It may come as a surprise to some that polling shows both Democratic and Republican voters' primary concern is no longer the Iraq War and its negative results but rather the economy.
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The Mecca of Tea: Sri Lanka

Demet Cabbar – Washington,DC
For people who spent their childhood in Turkey during the 80s, such as me, phrase “smuggled tea” are magic words. Although we didn’t have the answers to such questions as “where was this smuggled from, why was it smuggled” or “how did it end up in our kitchen”, it was impossible not to realize

The Awakening in Ankara

Prof. Faruk Sen
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As a result of the pressure from the non-governmental organizations in Europe, and also since the Turkish press’s European correspondents have been keeping track of the issue, the Ankara government has taken action in order to give voting rights to the Turkish citizens that live abroad.

The Door to Europe for Turkish Investors: North Rhine Westphalia

Prof. Faruk Sen
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It’s important to inform Turkish businessmen who plan to open businesses in the US market about the business possibilities in a nearer geographic area, to add an alternative perspective.

Europe and Islam after 9/11

Prof. Faruk Sen
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The world, which saw the ruins of the Twin Towers five years ago, today has become a completely place, with changed conceptions of security and strengthened prejudices.  The days following 9/11 brought the world to a distinct balancing point from which there is no return. 

The Turks of Europe and America

By Prof. Faruk Sen - Germany
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The history of Turkish immigration to Europe just reached its 45th anniversary mark. The overall number of Turkish immigrants worldwide is only surpassed by the 25 million Chinese, the 20 million Indians, and the Jews (exact numbers are not available) who have left their home countries.
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