Festival Celebrates Turkish Culture In Oklahoma City

DSC 0333Oklahoma City's 4th Annual Turkish Festival drew a steady crowd all day last Saturday, surging to a nearly packed house by early evening. The event was an inviting mix of authentic Turkish food, such as doner, dolma, pastries, baklava, kabab. After tasting the delicious Turkish dishes, visitors had the pleasure of drinking Turkish Tea in the oriental corner. Water Marbling (Ebru) art was one of the focus points as the guests experienced hands-on painting on the water.

(Tuesday, April 23, 2013, Oklahoma City, OK)

 

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A Special Dinner Featuring His Excellency Dr. Mehmet Muezzinoglu Minister of Health, Republic of Turkey

saglikbakanienes 10On April 20th, in partnership with the University General Hospital System, Texas Turkish American Medical Professionals and Raindrop Foundation, a special dinner was given in honor of His Excellency Dr. Mehmet Muezzinoglu, Minister of Health, Republic of Turkey.
After Mehmet Okumus, the president of Raindrop Foundation, welcomed the guests, the dinner started accompanied by live Turkish music.

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Raindrop Helping Hands have initiated a relief effort for the victims of Waco trage

2waco041813Dear Friends,
We are deeply saddened that the town of West, Texas, a small town just outside of Waco, was devastated by an explosion at a fertilizer plant on April 17th. More than 160 people were injured as dozens of homes and buildings were destroyed. Residents are being evacuated because officials are worried that another tank at the facility might explode.
Our hearts and thoughts go to all of those who were affected by the explosion but people need more than that.

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Condemnation for Boston Marathon Bombing

Boston-Marathon-explosion-chaos 151955As Turkish-Americans, We strongly condemn the cruel terrorist bomb blast which targeted the innocent people in Boston during the marathon. This terrorist attack did not hit only the people in Boston, but also all human-kind. Whatever the aim, terrorist attacks cannot be approved or tolerated.  Terrorism has no religion, race or nationality. That senseless act of violence obtained nothing more than the infliction of unbearable pain on victims and their families. We offer our deepest condolences and prayers for those affected by this senseless act of violence.

 
Turkey Trip Meeting with YES and KIPP

imageOn April 15th, students and parents from YES and KIPP joined to the presentation about useful tips for Turkey trip. Professor Mehmet Kanik gave very enjoyable PowerPoint presentation and informed everyone about cultural differences. He also taught some basic Turkish phrases that is used in greeting. People had a great time.

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