After completing St. Joseph French High School, she started her theater studies at Paris Sorbonne University and completed Yeditepe University in Theater Department.
Damla Sonmez, who is involved in many productions on Turkish television, studied semi-timed 2 years violin and 1 year piano in Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory. She worked with Stuart Burney at the Black Nexxus Academy in New York.
In 2009, she starred in "Bornova Bornova" and won the "Best Supporting Actress" at the 46th Golden Orange Film Festival.
She became the Young President of the festival at the 18th Broom Broom Women Films Festival in 2015 and she won the 21st Golden Boll Film Festival and the Best Actress Award at the Milano International Film Festival (MIFF) for her role in the film "Sea Level" .
Pürtelaş's "Constellations" is the third game of the professional theater life that started in 2012 with the play "Lonely West" of Theater Fiction, followed by "War" in 2014. "War" won the "Best Supporting Actress" prize in the New Theater Magazine for her role in the play.
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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.
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