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Ancient Artifacts Belonging to Famous "Gypsy Girl" Mosaic to Be Returned to Turkey from Bowling Green State University

NEW YORK (May 15, 2018) – The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday with the Bowling Green State University for the return of 12 pieces of ancient mosaics to their place of origin, to be exhibited at the renowned Zeugma Mosaic Museum in Gaziantep.The pieces are believed to form part of the framing periphery of the famous “Gypsy Girl” mosaic- symbol of Gaziantep city, discovered in the ancient city of Zeugma, known for its wealth of ancient mosaics, frescoes and artifact.

Congressman Pascrell Complains About President Erdogan’s Guards at Turkish Festival!!!

U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, while addressing a crowd at the 13th Patterson Turkish Festival on April 28, said that U.S. Congress takes the May 2017 incident involving an attack on protesters by a group, including Turkish Pre sident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s security guards, in Washington D.C., seriously, underlining the need for freedom, democracy and respect for everyone.Turkish deputy general Reyhan Özgür showed that he was not happy with the congressman's speech. While Congressman Pascrell says, ’’Largest Turkish-Americans in the U.S. they agree with me,’’ Özgür replies he doesn’t think so. 

Ottoman Symphony ‘Sultan Composers’ Held in US Capital

WASHINGTON,DC - By Safvan Allahverdi - AA - Turkey’s cultural diplomacy organization Yunus Emre Institute (YEE) on Friday organized a concert in Washington, introducing Ottoman classical music to the Americans.
The audience showed great interest in “Sultan Composers”, which had performances by renowned Turkish conductor Musa Gocmen and an Armenian-American musician Ara Dinkjian, who is considered as one of the top oud players in the world. During the concert, Gocmen and Dinkjian accompanied by nine other American musicians performed pieces that were composed during various eras of the Ottoman Empire.

Chobani Exploring 'Significant' Expansion of Upstate NY Yogurt Plant

South Edmeston, N.Y. -- Chobani is considering building a significant expansion of its yogurt plant in South Edmeston, according to sou rces familiar with the matter.The sources said the expansion is being actively explored and would enable the company to expand products manufactured in the facility. Chobani's yogurt plant on County Route 25 near the Unadilla River employs approximately 1,000 people. The expansion the company is considering could result in the creation of a significant number of additional jobs, the sources said.

Turkey’s First F-35A Lightning II Stealth Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight

On May 10, 2018, the first F-35A destined to the Turkish Air Force performed its maiden flight  at Lockheed Martin Ft. Worth facility, Texas. Piloted by US Navy test pilot Cmdr. Tony Wilson, the aircraft (serial 18-0001) took off at 14.47LT and landed at 16.00LT. The photo in this post was taken by Highbrass Photography’s Clinton White during Tukey’s F-35’s (designation AT-1) first sortie.Turkey should be officially delivered the first of 100 F-35As on order, on Jun. 21, in the U.S.

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20 American Muslims Take Turkish Language Course

WASHINGTON, AA - Twenty American Muslims marked the completion of the first semester of a Turkish language course Friday. The Society of Turkish Americans (TURCA), a Los Angeles-based nongovernmental organization, held a ceremony to awa rd certificates to the trainees, aged between 14 and 81, who had completed the two-month-long first level of the program.TURCA offers Turkish language courses for American Muslims in the city.

USCIS and the Justice Department Formalize Partnership to Protect U.S. Workers from Discrimination and Combat Fraud

WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Justice today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that expands their collaboration to better detect and eliminate fraud, abuse, and discrimination by employers bringing foreign visa workers to the United States. This new effort improves the way the agencies share information, collaborate on cases, and train each other’s investigators.The MOU will increase the ability of the agencies to share information and help identify, investigate, and prosecute employers who may be discriminating against U.S. workers and/or violating immigration laws. In 2010, USCIS and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division entered into an ongoing partnership to share information about E-Verify misuse and combat employment discrimination, and today’s MOU expands upon the two agencies’ existing partnership.

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MTS Logistics Bike Tour Benefit to Autism Charity

NEW YORK, NY, May 7, 2018 – MTS Logistics, an award-winning New York-based freight forwarder with a global client base, today announced their 8th Annual Bike Tour with MTS for Autism, to be held on Saturday, June 9th, 2018. Building on the success of last year’s bike event, MTS Logistics also announced that they had already raised over $21,500 from a variety of sponsors, far exceeding last year’s donations.

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Okan Holding Unveils Plans for $300M Tower in Downtown Miami

By Katherine Kallergis | - The Rel Deal - Billionaire Turkish developer Bekir Okan is launching plans for a $300 million, 70-story hotel and condo tower in downtown Miami. Okan Tower will have a 294-room Hilton-branded hotel, 236 condo-hotel units, 153 condos, 64,000 square feet of Class A office space and a restaurant on the 67th floor. Okan Group unveiled the project at an event at its 3,000-square-foot sales gallery in Istanbul on Wednesday, Daniel de la Vega of One Sotheby’s International Realty said. “We felt it would be most strategic to start there,” he added.

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