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BOSTON — Turkish aquaculture fish producer Akuvatur plans to grow its sales in the US market, as the popularity of seabass — known as branzino in the US — increases in the North-American market, Huseyin Tosun, Akuvatur's Mediterranean fish export manager, told Undercurrent New...

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Turkish Airlines on Tuesday signed a sponsorship deal with American professional football club Indy Eleven, based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. The agreement sees Turkish Airlines become the official international airline partner of the club which plays in the North American Soccer League. &quo...

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Omer Asik’s season appears to be over, which doesn’t constitute major news on its own, because the Turkish 7-footer’s minutes have steadily declined since he joined the New Orleans Pelicans three years ago, but it’s how his 2016-17 campaign is coming to a close that is both ...

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How Two Armenian Immigrants Made Turkish Delight An American Hit

By Tove K. Danovich -  Liberty Orchards in Cashmere, Wash., which was founded by two Armenian immigrants, still makes Aplets & Cotlets, a variation of Turkish delight that includes apples, apricots and walnuts. In 1921, an ad in The Seattle Times touted a brand new candy called "A...

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The New York Librarian Who Nearly Ruled the Ottoman Empire

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Osman Bayezid, the last Ottoman heir, liked to eat and throw dinner parties where circassian chicken, borek‌ and stuffed grape leaves were served liberally. His fondness for lavish Ottoman-style food was so much that when a doctor asked him to cut his meals, he went...

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Chobani CEO Ulukaya Continues to Employ Refugees PDF Print E-mail
2017-01-18 22:51:29
Image Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya defended his choice to hire immigrants who have sought refuge in the U.S. from war torn countries in an interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Wednesday morning. The interview was broadcast from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The yogurt company that was founded in 2005 employs about 2,000 people, including over 300 refugees. It has plants in upstate New York, Idaho and Australia. The extreme right strongly disapproves of his humanitarian efforts, with some making racist attacks online, urging people to boycott the company or writing false articles about Chobani, according to the New York Times. One article said that Ulukaya wanted to "drown the United States in Muslims."
"I'm from Turkey," Ulukaya stated on the show. "I know this feeling really well." When he moved to upstate New York, he learned that refugees were coming from 19 different countries into Utica. Then he opened a factory in Twin Falls, Idaho and learned the same thing was happening in that state. Despite coming into the country legally, the refugees didn't have a place to go or work, he said. They wanted to "build a life" after going through a "horrible" journey, but they couldn't without a job.  When the refugees were welcomed at the Chobani factories, they were able to create a family, make yogurt and build a life for themselves, Ulukaya said.

The world is currently experiencing the "greatest humanitarian tragedy" with 65 million people looking for some place to settle down and call home, he claimed. "The minute they get a job, that's the minute they stop being a refugee. That's the minute they start contributing to community, contributing to the company and contributing to society." (Natalie Walters, The Street)
 
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