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Turkish Organizations Condemn Extremist AFDI PDF Print E-mail
2013-03-08 10:45:10
Image Federation of Turkish American Associations (FTAA), American Turkish Associations Assemble (ATAA), Turkish American Community Center (TACC) and Turkic American Alliance (TAA) get together to condemn so-called American Freedom Defense Initiative's latest advertising campaign agaist Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. AFDI, is an extremist organization that seeks to radicalize Americans to despise Islam and U.S. allies, such as Turkey.
 
 
New York City Leads Jump in Homeless PDF Print E-mail
2013-03-05 23:39:18
Image An average of more than 50,000 people slept each night in New York City's homeless shelters for the first time in January, a record that underscores an unsettling national trend: a rising number of families without permanent housing. New York City's homeless population reached a record 50,000 reported individuals in January, and is indicative of a troubling national trend. Michael Howard Saul explains. Photo: Getty Images. Families have become a larger share of the nation's homeless population, growing 1.4% from 2011 to 2012, after their numbers fell as the economy emerged from recession.
 
16th TCA Congressional Delegation Trip Concludes PDF Print E-mail
2013-03-05 23:15:55
Image The Turkish Coalition of America’s 16th Congressional Delegation completed its visit to Turkey on February 24th. Since 2009 TCA has taken more than 155 members of Congress and senior staffers to Turkey and surrounding countries. This delegation, comprised of 14 Congressional staffers, first visited Ankara where the group had the honor of participating in a wreath-laying ceremony at Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. The delegation also participated in high-level meetings with U.S. and Turkish officials, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy, members of Parliament and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA). These meetings allowed the staffers to engage in an active dialogue on the current state of U.S.-Turkey relations, Turkey’s foreign policy, and its booming economy. Meetings were also held with the Ankara office of the German Marshall Fund and the Eurasian Research Center.
Last Updated ( 2013-03-05 23:16:36 )
 
Gul: Turkish-US Relations Were One of Main Pillars of Turkish Foreign Policy PDF Print E-mail
2013-03-02 00:35:12
Image AA - Turkish President Abdullah Gul said that Turkish-US relations were one of the main pillars of Turkish foreign policy. According to the web site of the Turkish Presidency, Gul, Kerry and an accompanying delegation on Friday discussed bilateral and regional relations in detail. President Gul, congratulating Kerry for having been assigned the position of US Secretary of State, stressed that Kerry's visit came at a time when many critical developments were taking place in the region.
Last Updated ( 2013-03-02 00:36:17 )
 
Kerry Praised "Heroic Actions" of Akarsu PDF Print E-mail
2013-03-02 00:31:06
Image AA- US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday attended the commemoration ceremony for the Turkish guard killed at the bomb attack to US Embassy in Ankara. Kerry soon after arriving in Ankara went to the embassy to attend the ceremony for Mustafa Akarsu, the Turkish guard who was killed by terrorist attack on February 1. The ceremony took place in the garden of the diplomatic compound and Kerry decorated Akarsu family with Thomas Jefferson Star which is rarely given for the heroic actions on behalf of US government.
Last Updated ( 2013-03-02 00:31:58 )
 
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