Bu, hepimizin hikâyesi biraz!..


Buruk, hüzün dolu olsa da biraz!

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Bizimkisi bir gurbet hikayesi ; siyah beyaz film gibi biraz, umut ve ihtiras… Hüzünlü sonbahar kapısından çıkmak gibi aydınlığa biraz. Sonuç veren çabalar, diken gibi batan zorluklar, ve gül gibi kokan anılar… Bizimkisi her gurbetçinin romanı gibi biraz. Kaybettiğim sizleri çok özledim, sayenizde buralardayım… iyi ki gurbete çıkmışsın babacığım! – (Merhum Kayahan’ın ‘Bizmkisi bir âşk hikâyesi’ melodisinden [1] uyarlamadır.nö)

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Dünya’da ‘Ulusallaşma’ sürecinin başlangıç noktası…


Çanakkale!

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©Bircan Ünver Dr. Sebahattin Devecioğlu

Bu hareket noktası sadece Türk Tarihi’nin dönüm noktalarından birisi değil, aynı zamanda bağımsızlıklarına susamış, sömürge halkların da özgüvenlerini kazanıp, başkaldırma sürecini başlatmalarında da itici güç rolü oynamıştır. Ayrıca pek çok tarihçi, Rusya’da zorda kalan çarlık rejiminin devrilmesinde ve I. Dünya Savaşı’nın 2 yıl uzamasında da, bu olayın önemli bir payı olduğu görüşündedirler.

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Some Armenian groups’ allegations and the case of Casey Anthony…


The Trial of Casey Anthony for the Alleged Murder of her 2 year old daughter Caylee in 2008 and the 2011 Verdict that Stunned the Nation, and a Correlation

 

© Yuksel Oktay

Casey Anthony,  a 25 year old mother , tried for the alleged murder of her 2 year old daughter three years ago, was found not guilty following nearly six months of testimony and 10 hour deliberation by a Jury of 12 members on July 6, 2011. However, Casey Antony was already convicted by the Media, which was dubbed as the 13th Juror by some people. Continue reading

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and His Contributions to Humanity…


 

 

                           

MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATURK

(1881 – 1938)

 

The Founder and the First President of the Republic of Turkey

(October 29, 1923)

And His Contributions to Humanity

 

                                                     

 

Ataturk opens Ankara Museum of Fine Arts and Sculpture 1935

 

 

An Exhibitoon of Photographs, Posters and Books

and Presentation on the Life of One of the Greatest Leaders

of the 20th Century.

 

By Yüksel Oktay, PE

 

 

Exhibition – May 1-31, 2011

Presentation – May 21, Saturday, 13:00 – 15:00

 

Hunterdon County Library, North County Branch

65 Halstead Street, Clinton, NJ

908 730-6135

 

 

           

 

 

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“Turkish American Leadership Conference”


Empowering Turkish Americans…



©Yüksel Oktay

The three day – Washington DC, March 17-19, 2011 – conference which officially started on Thursday March 17, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, some participants coming on Wednesday night March 16, ended on Saturday afternoon, March 19, where many excellent presentations were made and new leaders were introduced . The highlight must have been the presentation by the The Young Turks Continue reading

Davet :”Türk Kütüphanesi Ve Müzesi Dostluk Ve Barış İçin (TKM)” Projesi…


MEDYA MENSUPLARI VE KAMU OYUNA DAVET- 18 Mart 2011

“TÜRK KÜTÜPHANESİ VE MÜZESİ DOSTLUK VE BARIŞ İÇİN (TKM)” Projesi’nin İLK TOPLANTISI ANEMON GALATA OTELİ’NDE YAPILACAKTIR..

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Sweet Treats in Istanbul…


Food Journeys of a Lifetime :
500 Extraordinary Places to Eat Around the Globe

© Yuksel Oktay


A new book has been added to the long list of excellent books published by National Geographic over the years. The latest one prepared by the book division is: Continue reading

A wonderful & nostalgic place to visit…


Cinema and Theatre Museum in İstanbul moves to Beyoglu

 

© Yuksel Oktay

The Cinema and Theatre Museum created by Turker Inanoglu, the Chairman of the Türker Inanoglu Foundation (TURVAK), moved from Kavacık to its new location in Beyoglu, near Continue reading

US Library and Museum for Friendship and Peace – ABD Dostluk ve Barış Kütüphane ve Müzesi…


New York’ta Amerika Türk Dostluk ve Barış Kütüphane ve Müzesi (TKM) Kuruluş Çalışma Raporu – 26 Subat 2011, Cumartesi – Ankara


Gönderen : Yüksel Oktay


 
Giriş

1.   Organizasyon
2.   Program
3.   Kurumun Amacı

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I love My Library…


February is “Love Your Library Month” in Addition to “Black History Month” Across America



©Yüksel Oktay


The Warren County Library in Washington Township, NJ, had a request from his readers to tell them why one loves the library and suggested to write a poem, make a video, or just to drop a note on the Library month celebrations. This is what I wrote on the form provided by the Library with the heart pictures on the boundaries, which Continue reading

Towards A Turkish Library and Museum in New York City…



United States Turkish Library and Museum in New York City (US TL&M)



Gönderen : Yüksel Oktay

Studies have been initiated for the establishment of a United States Turkish Library and Museum for Friendship and Peace in New York City by 2015 Continue reading

“Freakish Art…”


Let the “Monument to Humanity” in Kars stay – Do not Demolish it © Yuksel OktayKars is a beautiful in northeast Turkey town which became famous around the world after the publication of Orhan Pamuk’s novel, “Kar – Snow” in 2000. The border town near Georgia has a very long and interesting history which has again become the talk of Turkey and now the world with the demand of Turkish Prime Minister that an incomplete sculpture, referred to as “Monument to Humanity”, Continue reading

“The United States, Israel & Iran: Disaster Ahead?”



One Day University Lecture Series – 22 January 2011, Saturday

 

© Yuksel Oktay


Taking advantage of a NYT19 Coupon on a full page advertised in the Jan 9, 2011 New York Times, I registered for the One Day University and attended 3 lectures at the New York Hilton, first believing that the series was all on Continue reading

Ermeni Meselesi, 1909 Adana Olayları ve Öneriler…



”Ermeni Meselesi  – İsyanlar, 1909 Adana Olaylari, 1915 Van Ayaklanması ve Meselenin Halledilmesi İçin Öneriler”

© Yuksel Oktay

 

28 Ocak Cuma günü 14:00 – 17:00 arası, Adana Güçbirligi Vakfının düzenlemiş olduğu bir Sempozyumu katıldım ve  bir sunum yaptım. Benden öce konuşan Sayın Uluç Gürkan, daha önce Istanbul Barış Manço Kültür Merkezinde sunmuş olduğu ”Malta Mahkemesi”  hakkında konuştu. Universitenin Continue reading

“Bulanmadan, donmadan akacak menzile erişeceğiz” – la Turquie aux côtés du Hamas – Turkey – Lebanon and Hamas…




“Hiç kimse kendi siyasi hırsı, kendi ideolojisi için insan canına kıyarken bu insanlık dışı saldırılarına İslam dinini bir bahane ya da gerekçe olarak gösterme insafsızlığı içinde olamaz.”

Illegal acts by Israeli authorities in the occupied Palestinian territories.


PM Erdogan : not to allow instability in Lebanon


Erdogan pledges role in solving Lebanon crisis


la Turquie se tiendra aux côtés du Hamas


Lebanon: Deal or No Deal?


The Collapse of Lebanon’s Government


Civil Unrest: President Ben Ali has flee the country


Tunisian president sacks gov’t, calls early polls


WHAT’S NEXT ?


Mitigating Circumstances for the Dictator


Turkey to re-arrest newly released suspects

Un Experts Urge End To Use Of Excessive Force Against Protesters


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