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Private Sector Is the Locomotive of An Economy

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By Demet Cabbar

It is now widely accepted that small and medium-sized enterprises are key drivers of competition, growth and job creation, particularly in developing countries.  According to the World Bank’s Financial and Private Sector Development’s Vice Presidency:

The First Turkish Consulate in New York City

Cemil Özyurt
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It was in 1824 that the American government posted its first American Consul, David Offley, to the western Anatolian city of Izmir.  It was only after thirty years of American efforts to establish formal relationships that the Ottomans agreed to open this consulate.  

Two Banks of Europe Unable to Come Together

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Cem Senturk.

Cem Şentürk - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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The votes of France and Holland against the European Constitution showed how far the European Union is from its goal of being united in a similar manner as the United States of America, and the controversy over Eastern expansion in 2005 and 2007 has inflamed the arguments. The communication problems and the attitude of the European Union, which is composed of 27 countries and has 23 official languages, are issues frequently made the topic of humor.

Life in Vienna

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Sinan Ertugrul.

By Sinan Ertuğrul* -

Vienna – Vienna is the capital of an old Empire and you realize this better while roaming the streets of the city. The Cathedral of St. Stephens, which is extensively mentioned in the Turkish traveler Evliya Celebi’s Book of Travels, is the symbol of the city. Just as it is a must for travelers to see Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and the Empire State Building in New York, it is a must to see the Cathedral of St. Stephens in Vienna.

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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