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Iranian-Turkish Businessman Seeks Bond in Sanctions Evasion Case PDF Print E-mail
2016-05-23 13:35:31
Image WASHINGTON- Lawyers for an Iranian-Turkish national arrested in March on charges of conspiring to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran have asked a federal court to set a $50 million bond for his release until trial. Reza Zarrab is one of three people charged in what prosecutors allege was a five-year scheme involving millions of dollars in transactions on behalf of the Iranian government and businesses. Iran has been under various U.S. economic sanctions since 1979 that bar transactions involving U.S. entities and those related to Iran and its government. Those are different from the more recent sanctions put in place in response to its nuclear program, which were lifted earlier this year.
Last Updated ( 2016-05-23 13:36:20 )
 
Turkish Nobel Laureate Aziz Sancar to Meet Gifted Children and Their Families PDF Print E-mail
2016-05-23 13:31:44
Image The All Gifted People Association (TÜZDER) brings gifted children, their parents and educators together as part of Genius and Gifted People Day with its motto: "Geniuses are included." The event will take place at Yıldız Technical University's Davut Paşa Campus Congress and Cultural Center on May 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nobel Prize laureate Professor Aziz Sancar will attend the event as the guest of honor.
Last Updated ( 2016-05-23 13:32:05 )
 
A Yogurt Mogul and Group of Corporate Funders Band Together for Refugees PDF Print E-mail
2016-02-11 14:39:03
Image By Sue-Lynn Moses (insidephilanthropy.com) - Let me know if you’ve heard this one before: With around 60 million people forcibly displaced from their homes due to conflict, the world is currently in the midst of the worst refugee crisis in history. We know—we beat the drum pretty loudly here at IP to bring increased attention to the global refugee crisis—often highlighting those funders that are paying attention and questioning those that aren’t. While most U.S. funders haven’t lifted a finger to help the world’s refugees, there are some notable exceptions—most recently, Tent.org, which offers rapid response grants for immediate refugee relief operations through the $1 million Tent Challenge. Additionally, the organization has managed to bring a group of corporate funders together to take the Tent Pledge.
Last Updated ( 2016-02-11 14:39:43 )
 
Prof Vamik Volkan Wins World's Prestigious Psychoanalysis Award PDF Print E-mail
2015-11-20 01:00:45
Image Vamık Djemal Volkan, M.D., a Turkish Cypriot emeritus professor of psychiatry who resides in the US, has been one of the two winners of the prestigious Sigourney Award, which honors achievements for the advancement of psychoanalysis. Volkan and Jay Greenberg, Ph. D have been selected as the recipients of the 2015 Sigourney Award for their outstanding achievement in psychoanalysis, according to a statement posted on sigourneyaward.org.
Last Updated ( 2015-11-20 01:01:47 )
 
Goldman Sachs' Executive Buys Turkish Tobacco Baron's Mansion PDF Print E-mail
2015-07-31 11:46:05
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Morris Schinasi.
The Schinasi Mansion at 351 Riverside Drive the 12,000-square-foot palace William Tuthill designed for a Turkish tobacco baron back in 1909 sold recently for a much-discounted $14M. Now public records have revealed the buyer to be Mark Schwartz, a vice chairman at Goldman Sachs. Schwartz will have to do a significant amount of work on the property, which the prior owners didn't do much with after purchasing it for $325K in 1979.
Last Updated ( 2015-07-31 11:54:37 )
 
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