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Fire at New Haven Mosque Was Intentionally Set, Fire Chief Says

By Mihir Zaveri - New York Times - With Ramadan underway, the Diyanet Mosque of New Haven was a daily gathering place for Muslims to be among friends and family as they broke their fast. But on Sunday, worshipers received devastating news: A fire had broken out just before 4 p.m., rendering the mosque uninhabitable. And on Monday, New Haven officials delivered another blow: They announced that they believed that the fire had been set intentionally “We’re just kind of shocked,” said Haydar Elevli, the president of the Connecticut branch of the Turkish-American Religious Foundation, which owns the mosque. “Everybody’s sad right now.”

Journey of an M.D. from Kars to Newington, Connecticut

By Duygu Uckun
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Dr. Turgut Yetil has been practicing internal medicine in Newington, Connecticut for 12 years now. He has an extremely busy working schedule; being affiliated with three different medical institutions, he is sometimes on call 7 days of week - just like many other medical doctors in the United States. What distinguishes him from many others however, is, his story starts in a wood stove heated room in a small Anatolian city, Kars.
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