Celal Altuntas (Diyarbakir, 1972) came to the Netherlands from Turkey as a refugee at age 20. He describes his youth in a tiny Kurdish village in his 2007 debut novel, "Het dorp van de zeven broers" (The Village of the Seven Brothers).
In 2016's Regen zonder modder (Rain Without Mud), he relates how he transformed into a social worker and writer in the Netherlands. He sketches a confronting picture of refugee life and the struggle to attain a place in our country. In 2015, Het is je zusje! (It's Your Sister!) appeared, eighteen true stories about honor and blood revenge, in which he takes the point of view of both victims and perpetrators.
Besides being a writer, Altuntas is a social worker specializing in honor and blood revenge. As well, he is close to being an expert by experience. As a child he was obliged to revenge the murder of two uncles, but thanks to his peace-loving father was able to avoid it.
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Living under death threats for his Gulen cult connections, journalist Doğan is awarded the Royal Medal of Honor for his 28 years of community work and integration efforts in the Turkish-Dutch media.
Having served as Deputy Comptroller for 3 years, Turkish-American Şırvancı won the runoff election for City Comptroller in Milwaukee with over 50% of the vote in a tightly contested race.
Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) co-director lawyer Veysel Ok receives the 2020 Freedom of Expression award in the campaigning category for defending journalists in Turkey.
Boasting numerous academic affiliations in the US, Turkish-American doctor Çilingiroğlu is one of the key reference on Turkish television. The ongoing Coronavirus coverage made him a household name.
Teaching disadvantaged kindergarteners, Bayazıt is shortlisted among 12,000 nominations in 140 countries for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, in partnership with UNESCO.
Turkish-German scientist Sahin's immunotherapy company BioNTech is teaming up with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to develop and distribute a vaccine for Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Turkish-German scientist Tureci serves as the Chief Medical Officer at her husband Ugur Sahin's immunotherapy company BioNTech, developing a vaccine for Coronavirus.
Post-doctoral researcher in migration and refugees at University of Oxford, Korkmaz’s work 'Memoirs in my suitcase' on Turkish immigrants is on exhibit at the Pitt Rivers Museum in London.
With more than 20 years of experience in implementing planning, pricing and optimization solutions in global companies in U.S. and Europe, Denizeri made it to this year's Pro's to Know list.
Flying to more countries than any other airline, Turkish Airlines invites all world citizens to explore the planet, with a clip that features the global journeys of three Americans who flew outside the US for the first time with Turkish Airlines.
Citizens of Turkuaz Republic are globetrotters, praised for their ability to adjust to new circumstance, which they owe to their nomadic Turkic past.
With the internet age, many post their experience on Youtube, and we take great joy in enlisting them to help them connect, share and inspire!
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