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According to legend, the Sultan of the Kubadabad Dynasty in Anatolia was told by a fortune-teller that the princess he loved would die on her 18th birthday due to a snake bite. The Sultan, intending to protect the girl from snakes, had a tower built in the middle of the Bosporus Strait in Istanbul and safeguarded her there.

Shopping Craze!

Cemil Ozyurt
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Thanksgiving Day is one of the most important celebrations in the USA. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the last Thursday in November, and was first celebrated in 1621. The Plymouth Colony, which was made up of some of the first settlers of the present day USA, celebrated the bounty of their harvest following a hard winter, and later turned this into an occasion to thank God for all that He gave them.

Just Another Magazine

Cemil Ozyurt
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According to a study done by “Mr. Magazine,” Prof. Samir Hüsni, chair of the Journalism Department at the University of Mississippi, 60% of all new, independent magazines in the USA endeavoring to bring something new to their readers end up folding within their first year in print. 

Can I Sell You Some Information?

Cemil Ozyurt
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Do you know how the oft-repeated phrase `we live in the information age` is transformed by the business world into money? Let's take a look at how the information being disseminated from the four corners of the globe is collected into a single integrated package before being then distributed.  

Looking for Marketers, Fast?

Cemil Ozyurt
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The best apricots of the world grow in Turkey. We also have one of the world’s richest cuisines. The best coasts in the world, places that are revered as holy by the three main monotheistic religions, the best view of a strait, hand woven regional carpets, each more valuable than the next, and the tastiest baklavas are all to be found in Turkey. 

Why There Are No Turkish Companies in the New York Times?

Cemil Ozyurt
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Every morning when I’m reading the business pages of the New York Times, my eyes long for a few things to read about a Turkish company. When I’m scanning the news about countries like China, India, Malaysia and Singapore, as well as European countries, I feel sorry that I cannot often see success stories about Turkish companies on these pages.

Advice to Turkish People Who Want to Start a Business in the U.S.

Cemil Ozyurt
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From the title, do not think that I will give you the advice of a guru. My advice depends on my personal observations and experiences. I have advice for people who are interested in the proposition that creating a strong community is possible by increasing the number of successful Turkish businesses.  

We Beg Your Pardon!

Cemil Ozyurt
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Close your eyes for thirty seconds. Imagine that you have gone to work in a country whose name you have only seen on a map. There are hundreds of laborers like you on the plane, and you haven’t got any idea of the country that you are traveling to.

Would You Like to Die in The Land Where You Were Born?

Cemil Ozyurt
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East or west, no matter where you go in the world, chances are you will encounter Turks. Maybe on a calm island in the middle of an ocean, maybe at an ice cream parlor in Japan, during a cab ride in Israel, in a village in Manchuria or on a construction site in Saudi Arabia. I do not even want to include the European countries in these examples.

Abdullah Gul or Oz Bengur?

Cemil Ozyurt
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The vote of 600 thousand Turks in Germany in the last elections has been a serious determining factor for the race between Angela Merkel and Gerhard Schröder. Had the Turkish voters not have supported Schröder, the outcome could have been different for Merkel, who won the race by a narrow margin.
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