Log in

5th TOA Awards Will Be Presented in Washington DC

TURKOFAMERICA Magazine, which has been awarding successful people of the United States in different categories since 2014, has announced today the names of this year's award winners. 5th TOA Outstanding Achievement Awards (Outstanding Achievement Awards, Heritage + Diversity + Legacy + Business) ceremony presented by TOA Consulting and U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be held at U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s historic building in Washington DC on November 15, 2019. The award ceremony will showcase the artworks of three artists and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a non-profit institution.

ATS Gala Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Vehbi Koç Foundation

The American Turkish Society’s Annual Gala celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Vehbi Koç Foundation at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York. Gala Chair, Ms. Peggy Dulany Rockefeller gave the award of “50 years of Excellence in Philanthropy” to Mrs. Semahat Arsel, director of Koc Holding, who received the award on behalf of the Vehbi Koc Foundation and Koc Family. The evening’s entertainment was offered by Ms. Zeynep Alpan, former recipient of The Ahmet Ertegun Memorial Scholarship at the Juilliard and The Society’s former late Chairman, Ahmet Ertegun’s favorite event band, Joey Morant and Catfish Stew.

New York Will Soon Get Its Own Shiny Anish Kapoor Sculpture

Since it was installed in Chicago’s Millennium Park in 2004, Anish Kapoor’s mirrored metal sculpture Cloud Gate—more affectionately known as “The Bean”—has become a magnet for art loving residents and tourists alike. Now, New York is finally getting its own shiny statement piece by the artist, his first permanent public work in the city, but instead of a luxe legume it will resemble a squashed balloon.

Bango Partners with MobileAction to Boost App Monetization

Bango and MobileAction, the app store optimization and app intelligence platform, are collaborating to boost in-app payment revenues for app developers through smart campaign targeting. MobileAction’s global community of app developers can now gain a substantial competitive advantage by targeting their campaigns at the users most likely to spend in apps. Created by analyzing payment information gathered across billions of dollars of in-app purchases, Bango Audiences enable app marketing campaigns to directly target new paying users. By applying Bango Audiences, the revenue generated from user acquisition campaigns has been proven to increase by between 2x - 9x compared to targeting “vanilla” audiences that do not offer payment insight.

Halkbank Wants U.S. to Toss Case It Won’t Recognize

A lawyer for a Turkish bank accused by the U.S. of aiding an Iranian scheme to evade economic sanctions appeared in a New York courtroom for the first time on Tuesday and said the bank continued to dispute the U.S.’s legal authority over it and planned to seek dismissal of the case. The state-owned bank, known as Halkbank, has so far refused to accept a U.S. legal summons or other court papers, and hasn’t entered a plea to charges filed against it last month. The American lawyer for the bank, Andrew Hruska of King & Spalding, is seeking permission for a “special appearance” to seek dismissal of the case without the bank first having to formally accept and answer the charges.

Tagged under

State Department Opposes House's Sanctions on Turkey, Genocide Resolution

WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — The Trump administration opposes Turkey sanctions adopted by the House last week as well as a resolution condemning the Armenian genocide, arguing that the two initiatives risk further straining relations with a key NATO ally, a senior State Department official said. The administration is concerned that the sanctions — passed 403-16 in the House last week in response to the Turkey’s military offensive in northern Syria — will tie its hands and cut off options to resolve U.S. concerns about Turkey’s actions, said the official, who asked not to be identified discussing internal deliberations. The official wouldn’t say whether President Donald Trump intends to veto the bill.

Turkey Captures Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's Sister in Syria

(CNN) Turkey has captured the sister of slain ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in the northern Syrian town of Azaz, according to a senior Turkish official, who shared an image of Rasmiya Awad's identity card exclusively with CNN. Not much is known about Awad, 65, but Ankara hopes her capture will lead to a wealth of intelligence about the militant group. She is currently being questioned by authorities.

Advertise in TURKOFAMERICA Magazine Special Issue on Real Estate

TURKOFAMERICA is now getting together all Turkish-American real estate professionals on a special issue. The issue will be an unique source of "Who is Who in Turkish-American Real Estate Business." TURKOFAMERICA had list of Turkish-American doctors on special issue in 2009 and Turkish-American Lawyers in 2017.

The Russian Arts Theater and Studio Presents "The Rise And Fall Of Macondo"

The Russian Arts Theater and Studio presents "The Rise And Fall Of Macondo", a theatrical performance inspired by Gabriel García Márquez's magnum opus One Hundred Years of Solitude. Staged by acclaimed director Aleksey Burago and featuring the studio ensemble, embark upon a magical and sleepless journey in South America and see the birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Turkish actress Desen Uygur, grand daughter of Nejat Uygur, renowned Turkish actor and comedian, is also starring at the play. She plays one of the lead character " Amaranta". The play will be performed in English from on October 30th to November 24th at Pushkin Hall, 165 West 86th Street Second Floor New York, NY 10024. To purchase ticket please visit at http://russiantheater.org/ 

IS Leader Baghdadi Arrived at Area of U.S. Raid 48 Hours Beforehand : Turkish Official

ANKARA (Reuters) - Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi arrived at the location in Syria where he was reportedly killed early on Sunday in a U.S. raid some 48 hours before the operation, a senior Turkish official said. The Turkish army had advance knowledge of the U.S. operation in Syria’s Idlib, the official said, adding that Turkey would continue to coordinate its actions on the ground with the “relevant parties”.

Tagged under
Subscribe to this RSS feed