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Elif Ozmenek

Elif Ozmenek

Dr Oz: "Americans Were Not Able to Understand What Islam Was"

MEHMET ÖZ (HEART SURGEON)
“As a Turkish surgeon, I was not much affected by 9/11; however I happen to have observed its effects closely on Arabs, particularly the Saudis, as well as the Afghani, Iraqi and Pakistani populations…” says the world-famous heart surgeon Mehmet Oz.

American Dream Is Over

İBRAHİM ÖZDEMİR (RESTAURANT OWNER)
A tiny but a well-known restaurant on 73rd Street and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan: Its name is Üsküdar.  What seems quite unknown on the other hand is that its chef, İbrahim Özdemir, whose meals Americans adore, no longer sees America as the country of dreams after 9/11…

"Turkey Is Safer than New York"

SEYHAN E. ARKONAC (ECONOMIST-LECTURER at NYU)
It was September 10, 2001, when Seyhan Erden Arkonaç started to teach at New York University, leaving his position in Boston at North Eastern University due to the change of his wife’s job... 

"Our Nervous Systems Are Not That Strong"

BEKIR SAHIN- (TADF, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT)
After the first shock of 9/11, the Turkish-American Association (TADF) in New York stepped in as soon as possible. They were receiving telephone calls from Turkey one after another. Those who hadn’t heard from their relatives and friends were worried whether their people were also in the building.
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