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Mark Baldwin: Turkish people provide the delight

Posted Jul. 12, 2014 @ 8:00 am  Turkish delight calls to mind a confection of pistachios, dates, hazelnuts and other tasty ingredients, flavored with orange or lemon or maybe rosewater, all held together by a sweet gel. It’s delicious. In fact, Turkey is full of delights that have nothing to do with food. Every mosque […]

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Letter from Istanbul: Diversity abounds in Turkey

June 30, 2014 1:08 p.m. ISTANBUL – There aren’t many other cities in the world where the three great Abrahamic faiths are more comfortably at home than Istanbul. Here, Christians arrived with Roman Emperor Constantine in the fourth century. Islam arrived with the Ottoman conquerors in 13th and 14th centuries. Jews arrived in large numbers […]

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Executive Editor’s View: Religious diversity and tolerance make Turkey the place to go

Posted Jun. 21, 2014 @ 6:00 pm How many of you knew that Rockford is home to a small but vibrant community of Turkish immigrants?I didn’t, either, until about a year ago, when members of the Turkish American Society of Rockford reached out to the Register Star to tell their story. That first meeting led […]

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Letter: Turkey is not a nation that welcomes ethnic and religious diversity

Posted Jul. 3, 2014 @ 3:30 pm  After reading Rockford Register Star executive editor Mark Baldwin’s column “Fruits of diversity abound in Turkey,” one would think Turkey must be a nation that welcomes ethnic and religious diversity. Sadly, that is not the case. Historically, the region that is now Turkey has seen a multitude of religious and […]

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Makes you appreciate the First Amendment, doesn’t it?

Zaman is the leading source of independent journalism in Turkey. July 2, 2014 1:31 p.m. ISTANBUL – “Gul approves law subordinating judiciary to gov’t, draws criticism.” That headline in Monday’s edition of the Zaman newspaper neatly summed up the major difference  between ostensibly democratic Turkey and Western democracies like the United States. In the States, we prize […]

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Important Information for the Turkish Presidential Elections

T.C. Chicago Baskonsoloslugu’ndan Gelen Duyuru Asagidaki Gibidir: 22 Temmuz 2014   Degerli Vatandaslarimiz, Yurtdisinda birinci turu 31 Temmuz – 3 Agustos 2014 tarihlerinde, ihtiyac duyulmasi halinde ikinci turu 17-20 Agustos 2014 tarihlerinde gerceklestirilecek Cumhurbaskanligi secimlerinde oy kullanabilmek icin, Yuksek Secim Kurulu’nun web sayfasi (www.ysk.gov.tr”)  uzerinden randevu alinmasi gereken SECSIS (Secim Bilim Sistemi) kullanima acilmistir. Yurtdisi […]

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May 19th Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day

19 Mayıs Atatürk’ü Anma, Gençlik ve Spor Bayramınız Kutlu Olsun Atatürk’ü Anma, Gençlik ve Spor Bayramı, her yıl 19 Mayıs tarihinde kutlanan, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti’nin ve Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti’nin millî bayramıdır. M. Kemal Atatürk bu bayramı Türk gençliğine armağan etmiştir. Gençlik ve Spor Bayramı, ilk defa 24 Mayıs 1935’te “Atatürk Günü” adı altında kutlanmıştır. Beşiktaş’ın […]

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Soma Mining Disaster in Turkey

The Turkish American Society of Chicago is deeply distraught by the tragic mine collapse in western Turkey, which took place in the town of Soma, in the Manisa Province, on May 13, 2014. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of all of the miners who are still missing, and we continue to […]

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Architectural Exhibit – Greek Architects of Istanbul in the Era of Westernization

Architectural Exhibit – “Greek Architects of Istanbul in the Era of Westernization“ May 12 through May 26, 2014 6:30pm – 8:30pm Turquoise Cultural Center 501 Midway Drive, Mount Prospect, IL 60056 Free and Open to Public  

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Vote for Turkey

  Yurtdisi Secmen Sorgulama   Yaklasan secimlerde oy kullanabilmek icin secmen kaydinizin olup olmadigini asagida adresten kontrol edebilirsiniz: http://www.ysk.gov.tr/ysk/faces/YurtDisiSecmenSorgulama   Ailenizde herhangi bir kimsenin kaydi gorunmuyorsa, asagidaki linkteki formu doldurarak, nufus cuzdani kopyasi, proof of address ve pul yapistirilmis bos bir zarf’la birlikte Baskonsolosluğa gondermek gerekiyor: http://www.nvi.gov.tr/Files/File/AKS/Formlar/FormB_onsayfa.pdf   Islemler tamamlaninca tekrar YSK’nin sitesinden sorgulama yapmak […]

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