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Turkish Airlines Voted Carrier with the Best in-flight Meals

Image Turkish Airlines has topped a survey of those with the tastiest in-flight food. The airline beat 18 others from around the world in the poll carried out by flight comparison site Skyscanner, based on scores from passengers asked to rate food on presentation and taste.

Turkish Airlines scooped the top spot with a score of 86 per cent for its offering, which features meals including stuffed eggplant and walnut pear tart.  The airline also serves up a range of bespoke dishes for children and passengers requiring Kosher, vegetarian and seafood options.

Turkish Designer Seckin Ilker Joins Nolcha Fashion Week: New York

Image NEW YORK, /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Turkish Designer, Seckin Ilker, proudly debuts her Fall/Winter 2012 Collection at Nolcha Fashion Week: New York this February.  Held simultaneously with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Nolcha is one of New York's leading platforms for global independent fashion designers.

Ilker's new collection for this season is inspired by "reflections of emotions," with high quality garments made from silk, taffeta, organdy and French lace which create an elegant look.  Ilker's line will also include her bridal extension, "Silhouette Bride," with a focus on reflecting the emotions behind "innocence," and "purity."  The bridal line will be light weight including wedding dresses, evening dresses, and even a more casual take on a mini wedding dress. This season's color palette will integrate a contrast between red, black and dark blue, to pink, salmon and cream with an emphasis on romance.

Named after the Turkish designer herself, Seckin Ilker Fashion House was first opened in Istanbul, Turkey seven years ago.  Ilker began her career producing haute couture lines for her showroom, which attracted both local and international clients.  She later grew in to designing eccentric ready to wear collections and in 2010, she created her second brand, Silhouette Bride, for wedding and evening dresses.  Silhouette Bride has become one of the 'must visit' stores on Badgat Avenue in Istanbul.

The CEO Of Coca-Cola Reveals Why The Company Will Never Make Alcoholic Beverages

Image Since Muhtar Kent took the helm of Coca-Cola, in July 2008, he has set a course for ambitious, long-term growth—even in a supposedly mature U.S. market—with the goal of doubling revenue by 2020. Kent has tried to rejuvenate an inward-looking, “arrogant” corporate culture and has reinvested cost-cutting dividends in brand development. In an edited interview with HBR’s editor in chief, Adi Ignatius, he talks about the company’s sustainability initiatives, the value of having 33 million Facebook fans, and why an executive should never have dinner alone.
“Most of the meetings we were holding were just with ourselves. We weren’t going out to see how the world was changing.”

'Grand Turk' of Photography World Sipahiolu Dies

Image Gökşin Sipahioğlu, Turkish photojournalist and founder of the photo agency Sipa, passed away on Wednesday morning at the American Hospital of Paris at the age of 84. A man of revered status in the photography world, the news was announced by news photo editor Guillaume Delpech on the agency’s website.

Turkish-Americans Open First University in the US

Image Sezai Kalaycı, New York -  Today's Zaman -  A recently opened university in Houston, Texas, demonstrates what Turkish immigrants have accomplished in the United States. North American College (NAC), launched in 2007 by Turkish-American entrepreneurs, was converted into a university in 2009, becoming North American University, the first institution of higher education sponsored by Turkish-Americans in the US.

''Universities in Turkey Have Started to Attract Academicians in the International Arena''

Image The Council of Higher Education has been in the eye of the storm in Turkey ever since it was founded after the military coup in 1981.  With 27 universities with schools, institutes, conservatories and colleges under its umbrella when it was first founded, today it has 103 state universities as a result of the government’s project to build a university in each province, and 63 private foundation universities with an increasing number particularly in the last 10 years.

Kobe to Turkey: Team Is Wishing and Pitching

Image Besiktas, the Turkish basketball team that hooked New Jersey's Deron Williams, is fishing in deeper waters now.
Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the team wants Kobe Bryant to come over during the NBA lockout. While landing the Lakers star is a huge longshot, Wojnarowski says the team has "a puncher's chance."

Bryant grew up in Italy and likes life overseas. In addition, he has a huge endorsement deal with Turkish Airlines.
"If Kobe doesn't want to miss a whole season if there's a lockout, and likes to live in one of Europe's greatest cities, in Istanbul, and wants to play with Deron Williams, why not?" coach Ergin Ataman said.

THY Wins Best Airline Europe Award for 2011

Image Turkey’s national carrier was named the best airline in Europe at the 2011 World Airline Awards, in a ceremony held at the French Air and Space Museum during the Paris Air Show on Wednesday.
 
In a poll voted in by over 18.8 million airline passengers from 100 different nationalities, Turkish Airlines (THY) was awarded the “Best Airline Europe” prize by Skytrax, the world’s largest airline review site, in recognition of the quality of its in-cabin service and the range of locations it flies to in the European aviation sector. THY also won the “World’s Best Premium Economy Class Airline Seat” and “Best Airline Southern Europe” awards. The runners-up in the best European airline category were Swiss International Air Lines taking second place in the category, ahead of Germany’s Lufthansa in third position.

Kongre

Image Monday, 29 March 2010 - Ali Cinar - New York - Türk Dostluk Grubu üyesi New York Milletvekili ve Temsilciler Meclisi Dış İlişkiler Komite Üyesi Michael McMahon, New York’ta Türk toplumu ile bir araya geldi. Ali Baba Teras restoranında yapılan programda konuşma yapan McMahon, Türk-Amerikan ilişkilerine çok önem verdiğini ve sözde Ermeni soykırımı konusunda Dış İlişkiler komisyonuna gelen tasarıya hayır oyu verdiğini hatırlattı.

Türkiye'nin ABD'nin en iyi müttefiklerinden ve dost ülkelerden biri olduğunu belirten McMahon, Türkiye’nin Kore savaşındaki desteğinin asla unutulamayacağını belirtti. "Bulunduğum bölgede sizlerin desteğine ihtiyacım var," diyen McMahon’a, program sonunda ufak bir sürpriz yapıldı. McMahon’a, Lenny Prince tarafından Staten Island’ın sembollerinden olan ufak bir metal gemi takdim edildi
 

US Think Tank Honors Turkish Business Professional

A U.S. think tank has honored Muhtar Kent, the Turkish American chairman and chief executive of Coca Cola, with a distinguished business leadership award.

The Atlantic Council presented on Tuesday its Distinguished Business Leadership Award to Chairman of the Board and CEO of Coca-Cola Muhtar Kent for the role he has played at one of the world's most respected global and philanthropic companies and throughout a career that included crucial jobs during the transition to free markets in the former Soviet bloc.

Adm. James G. Stravridis, the NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, received the Distinguished Military Leadership Award for the role he has played in service and commitment to the security and promotion of the transatlantic alliance.

The Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award was given to leading tenor, Placido Domingo, whose music and humanitarian accomplishments have resonated around the globe.

On Tuesday, the Atlantic Council hosted its Annual Awards Dinner, which launched the council's 50th anniversary celebrations.

The Atlantic Council promotes constructive U.S. leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic community in meeting the international challenges of the 21st century. The council embodies a non-partisan network of leaders who aim to bring ideas to power and to give power to ideas by: stimulating dialogue and discussion about critical international issues with a view to enriching public debate and promoting consensus on appropriate responses in the administration, the congress, the corporate and nonprofit sectors, and the media in the United States and among leaders in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas; conducting educational and exchange programs for successor generations of U.S. leaders so that they will come to value U.S. international engagement and have the knowledge and understanding necessary to develop effective policies.
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