Austin News
STATEMENT ABOUT RECENT DETENTIONS AGAINST JOURNALISTS

 

723625b4c6bf41bab538e2feb8ae0750-4463e5f007c74b8ba43f9cd0e2a9ac84-e52bcbeb03843331680f6a706700c9e2The Turkish-American community condemns detentions of Ekrem Dumanli, editor-in-chief of highest circulating newspaper in Turkey, Zaman daily, Hidayet Karaca, chief executive of Samanyolu Media Group, and dozens of others, on phony charges, as a blatant breach of press freedom and rule of law.

Dumanl─▒ and Karaca were detained along with more than 20 people in a nationwide operation early on Sunday, December 14, 2014. A list of suspects to be detained, released by ─░stanbul Chief Public Prosecutor's Office, shows that a total of 32 people are to be detained.

The suspects are accused of "forming, leading or being a member of an armed terrorist organization," "forgery" and "slander," according to a statement released by the prosecutor's office.

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Austin Ladies' Coffee Night with Dolores Ortega and Julie Slim is on the corner

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Let us celebrate the last coffee night of 2014. Share the best wishes and hope from 2015. Learn about budget management to fulfill your financial goals in the new year. 

As always, professional speakers, distinguished guests, delicious food from Turkish cuisine, great hospitality, fun icebreakers and more...

Register Here!

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Early Thanksgiving Dinners

tg1Community members, friends and neighboors gathered and enjoyed  early Thanksgiving dinners at Raindrop Turkish House on 20th and 22nd of November. Dialog Institute and Raindrop Foundation teamed up to host the meal together for the purpose of uniting community members on a common value like thanksgiving. More than 200 guests from various cultural and faith backgrounds attended the event for both night.

The dinner was served from 6p.m to 8p.m; however, many of the guests have stayed until after 9p.m thanks to sincere dialogs around the tables. The event was open to all members of the community.

As a long buffet line moved through the foyer inside the Raindrop Foundation, guests enjoyed an assorted menu of traditional thanksgiving dishes, turkey and gravy, along with several examples of Turkish cuisine including Baklava.

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RAWA Book Club is on Dec 17th, Wednesday

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Global Market Place at St. Edwards University

IMG 2370Raindrop Women's Association has participated the Gloabal Marketplace event at St. Edwards University. It was the kick of event of  the International Education Week for St. Edward's Community to celebrate and highlight global connections.

At Global Marketplace vendors was selling goods and food from around the world, information tables about how to get connected with global projects, special performances of dance and art!

Turkish calligraphy and water marbling artists were there to perform their art. Visitors had chanse to buy traditional art and craft pieces from Turkey at our booth.  

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