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Turkey Showed Secularism, Democracy, Islam Coexists: Sumeyye Erdogan Bayraktar

Image Turkey has showed to the entire world that secularism, democracy and Islam can coexist, said Sümeyye Erdogan Bayraktar, the daughter of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as she attended the 15th annual MAS-ICNA convention, which gathers Muslim communities in the United States, as a guest speaker. “Turkey showed to the whole world that secularism, democracy and Islam can live side by side. We have become a source of inspiration for other Muslim nations that change and a better future can be maintained,” said Erdogan Bayraktar on Dec. 26 as she delivered a speech during a panel discussion on “Overcoming Challenges Facing the Ummah: The Turkish Experience.”

In New Ad, General John Allen (ret.) Says Only Hillary Clinton Understands How to Keep Us Safe

Image On the heels of Trump being denounced by national security leaders for rooting against the counter-ISIS operation underway in Mosul, Hillary for America is airing a new testimonial ad featuring Retired Marine General John Allen making clear that Hillary Clinton is the only candidate with the knowledge and steadiness to defeat our enemies and keep us safe. In the ad, Allen points to Donald Trump?s ?complete ignorance? of what it will take to defeat ISIS and highlights how Hillary Clinton ?really understands the threat? and ?understands how to wield American power to defeat this threat and ultimately keep us safe.?

Will Turkish - American Relations Have a Brighter Future After the Elections?

Image WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Turkish Heritage Organization (THO), a Washington based, young non-profit organization that strives to foster a deep and comprehensive dialogue between Turkey and the U.S., held a teleconference to discuss the potential outcomes of Turkey's election results on Turkish – American relations.  THO Advisory Board Member and Secretary-General of the EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC), Dr. Michael Gunter and German Marshall Fund Senior Fellow Dr. Joshua Walker analyzed the future of Turkish – American relations.

Turkish Americans Urge Obama to Help in Regional Challenges

Image Turkish Americans on Thursday asked President Barack Obama to help in Turkey's struggle to meet regional challenges and expressed concern for U.S. support for a Syrian branch of a designated terror group.  The letter comes days before Obama's visit to Turkey to attend a G-20 summit. 

Turkish Mosque Attacked in US Alarms Rising Islamophobia

Image A group of masked assailants attacked a mosque in Massachusetts on Wednesday. According to an official and community leader, several windows were broken and no one was injured. The attack took place in the city of West Springfield at around 8:15 p.m. local time (00:15 GMT) at the Ahiska Turkish American Cultural Center and Mosque. According to Yaşar Çolak, the religious affairs counselor at Turkey's embassy in Washington, D.C., five unidentified masked men arrived at the scene and began hurling stones at the buildings.


Image New York merkezli Türk Amerikan Liderler Konseyi, Makedonya'da son dönemde Makedonya Başbakanı Nikola Gruevski'ye karşı yapılan karalamalara tepki gösterdi. TALC Başkanı Ali Çınar'ın imzası ile yapılan basın açıklamasında Makedon Hükümeti'nin Türkiye ile çok yakın ilişkide olduğu ve birçok Türk firmasının yakın olarak çalışıldığı hatırlatıldı. Devletlerarası ilişkiler dışında iki halk arasında yakın bir ortaklığın ve paylaşımın olduğu vurgulandı.

NYPD Officers Visit Eyup Sultan

Image By Ali Cinar, Brooklyn, (January 9th-2015) - NYPD Officers in Brooklyn had a visit to Eyup Sultan Cultural and Mosque Center. Former President of Eyup Sultan and NYPD Clergy Liason Kenan Taskent made a short presentation about the organization during visit. Since there is a big Islamophobia issue raising globally, it was a very important visit for NYPD Officers to know their neighbor moslem organization in Brooklyn.

Turkish American Community Condemns Murder of Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos

Image Turkish American Community Leaders  Erhan Yildirim and Ibrahim Kurtulus  was invited by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams who was holding a vigil for the 2 Selin NYPD officers. The United American Muslim Association Fatih Mosque a Turkish American group based in Brooklyn made a statement at the program on Sunday night.

UN and Partners Launch Major Aid Plans for Syria and Region

Berlin, 18 December, – As Syria’s war heads towards a fifth year, the United Nations and partners today launched a major new humanitarian and development appeal, requesting over US$8.4 billion in funds to help nearly 18 million people in Syria and across the region in 2015. The appeal includes two main elements: support for over 12 million displaced and conflict-affected people inside Syria, and addressing the needs of the millions of Syrian refugees in the region and the countries and communities hosting them.
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