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      x0x Turkish news for week ending 18 July 2009

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      NEWS

      Edited by Okan Kolak

      * Turkish dailies reported that a ceremony for the
      signing of the Nabucco project took place in the
      Turkish capital Ankara on Monday. Nabucco project
      will undertake the construction of a major
      pipeline to carry Caspian natural gas to Europe
      via Turkey.
      Top representatives from the project's partner
      countries participated in the ceremony including
      Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, Romanian
      President Traian Basescu, Bulgarian Prime Minister
      Sergei Stanishev, and Hungarian Prime Minister
      Gordon Bajnai. Turkish prime minister Mr. Recep
      Tayyip Erdogan was the host of the ceremony.
      Among other high-level attendees of the ceremony
      were European Commission President Jose Manuel
      Barroso, European Commission Energy Commissioner
      Andris Piebalgs, Georgian president Mikhail
      Saakashvili, US Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy
      Richard Morningstar, US Senate Foreign Relations
      Committee head Richard Lugar, Iraqi prime minister
      Nouri Al-Maliki, and energy ministers from
      Azerbaijan, Syria, Turkmenistan and Egypt.
      Speaking at the ceremony, Turkish prime minister
      said the agreement shows that that Nabucco is no
      mere dream but a realistic project, expressing his
      belief that the pipeline will be operational on
      time. Stating that the project would also promote
      rapprochement among various countries across a
      large region, Mr. Erdogan stressed that Nabucco
      carries great importance for relations between the
      West and East. Mr. Erdogan highlighted the
      importance of the project for Turkish-European
      Union relations, and also expressed his belief
      that Iran, Russia and even Qatar could eventually
      export their natural gas to Europe via Nabucco
      when conditions are right.
      Also speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Barroso said
      that Nabucco would make great contributions to the
      security of European Union energy supplies, adding
      that it would usher in a new era in
      Turkish-European Union relations in the years to
      come, and called the project an indispensable one.
      Iraqi prime minister Mr. Al-Maliki told the
      ceremony that Iraq was ready to participate in the
      project as a supplier country.
      The European Union places great importance on
      Nabucco to strengthen energy security by
      diversifying its energy suppliers. The project
      will cost a total of 7.8 billion Euros, with 4.8
      billion invested in Turkey, the biggest single
      direct investment ever in the contry, and will
      provide employment opportunities for some 15,000
      people.
      The 2,050 mile pipeline will pass through five
      countries, with 1,250 miles of it going through
      Turkey, which is expected to earn 450 million
      Euros annually by running the pipeline. The
      construction will begin next year, and the first
      deliveries through the pipeline are expected to
      reach Europe in 2014.
      In related news, Turkish daily Turkiye reports
      that Turkish Deputy Prime Minister and government
      spokesman Cemil Cicek said on Tuesday that the
      Nabucco project is a sign of Turkey's rising
      credibility on the international stage. Mr. Cicek
      also said that Nabucco shows the indispensability
      of Turkey both in the region and in the European
      Union. He then added that Turkey has the ability,
      capacity, experience and tradition to carry out
      such big projects.
      Turkish daily Hurriyet reports that the US has
      praised the signing of the agreement for the
      pipeline that bypasses Russia, saying in a written
      statement from State Department spokesman Ian
      Kelly that the project would bolster energy
      security by diversifying delivery routes.
      Also in related news, Turkey will be selling Syria
      one billion cubic meters of natural gas over five
      years and also 400 megawatts of electricity.

      * Turkish daily Aksam reports that Turkish
      Republic of Northern Cyprus President Mehmet Ali
      Talat arrived in the Turkish capital Ankara on
      Monday to meet with Turkish President Abdullah
      Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Chief of
      General Staff Gen. Ilker Basbug, and Foreign
      Affairs Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. During the
      meetings Mr. Talat discussed the ongoing Cyprus
      negotiations and the Turkish side's common stance.
      The first part of the negotiations is almost
      completed.
      After meeting Mr. Talat, Turkish President
      Abdullah Gul Stated that the final goal is to
      reach a lasting peace in line with a comprehensive
      solution and added that they want to see the
      result of the Cyprus negotiations submitted to the
      public through a referendum by the end of this
      year.
      Mr. Talat said that their goal is reaching an
      agreement and the Greek Cypriots have to
      collaborate with them in order to reach it, and
      added that if Greek side continues putting
      pressure on Turkish Cypriots and Turkey through
      the European Union, and delay the process, Turkish
      side will not be responsible for the failure of
      the talks.
      Mr. Talat wrapped his two day visit by meeting on
      Tuesday with Turkish prime minister Mr. Recep
      Tayyip Erdogan. Speaking to reporters after
      returning to Cyprus, Mr. Talat said that his talks
      in Turkey had been very fruitful, adding that such
      meetings would continue.
      Mr. Talat Dismissed his Greek Cypriot counterpart
      Mr. Demetris Christofias' recent assertion that
      there is no need for Turkey to guarantee a
      possible solution to the issue and insisted their
      firm position has not changed on keeping guarantor
      rights.
      The guarantorship system, established by a 1959
      agreement, secures Turkey's right to intervene in
      case of a constitutional breakdown or if Turkish
      Cypriots come under threat of attack, and was the
      legal basis claimed by Turkey for the Turkish
      intervention in the island in 1974.

      * Turkish daily Milliyet reports that Turkish
      foreign affairs minister Mr. Ahmet Davutoglu
      telephoned his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi
      over the weekend to discuss the recent unrest in
      China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. During
      their conversation, which lasted for over an hour,
      Mr. Davutoglu spoke of Turkey's sensitivities and
      expectations about the events as well as negative
      public reaction to the violence and over 180
      confirmed deaths.
      Mr. Davutoglu called the Uighur people a bridge of
      friendship in Chinese-Turkish relations, saying
      that Turkey is looking at the issue from the
      standpoint of human rights. Stating that Turkey
      has no intention of interfering with China's
      domestic affairs and that it respects China's
      territorial integrity, Mr. Davutoglu added that a
      swift and transparent investigation into the
      incidents would help the situation.
      Turkish daily Sabah reports that Turkish
      Parliament Speaker Koksal Toptan received on
      Monday senior Chinese diplomat Song Aiguo, a
      former ambassador to Turkey, together with current
      Chinese Ambassador to Ankara Xigosheng Gong.
      Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Mr. Song
      said that he had told Mr. Toptan about the recent
      violent incidents that took place in China's
      Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Mr. Song also
      said that there was unity and solidarity among
      China's 56 ethnic groups and that those who
      provoked the incidents wanted to destroy this
      unity and sow conflict.
      In related news, World Uighur Congress head Rebiya
      Kadeer said over
      the weekend that she appreciated the support of
      Turkish public for Uighur Turks and said that
      Turkish people embraced their kin from East
      Turkistan.

      * Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in
      the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday and met
      with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan,
      reported the Turkish daily Milliyet.
      During the meeting, issues discussed reportedly
      included the Palestinian-Israeli dispute as well
      as allegations that Mr. Abbas supports the Greek
      Cypriot side on the Cyprus issue. Mr. Erdogan
      hosted a working luncheon for Mr. Abbas, also
      attended by Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmet
      Davutoglu. Mr. Abbas also met with Turkish
      President Abdullah Gul on Friday.

      * Turkish daily Sabah reports that Turkish state
      minister for foreign trade Mr. Zafer Caglayan
      signed a free trade agreement between Chile and
      Turkey on Wednesday in Santiago.
      This is the first free trade agreement between
      Turkey and a country in the American continent.
      Chilean officials say that that Chilean market is
      small but their country can be a platform for
      Turkey to reach to other South American markets.
      They point out that Chile has the commercial
      network and infrastructure to enable this.
      Mr. Caglayan told the Chilean officials that
      Turkey has been very successful in attracting
      foreign capital in recent years and Turkish banks
      have resisted the global economic crisis, with the
      highest capital adequacy ratio in the world. He
      then called on the Chilean businesses to invest in
      Turkey.
      Mr. Caglayan later flew to Brazil for talks to
      boost trade ties with the world's 10th largest
      economy and hosting a Turkey-Brazil trade fair.

      * According to the Turkish daily Sabah, a
      production contract to start the construction work
      for Turkey's first spy satellite was signed on
      Thursday.
      The satellite bears the name of the first Turkish
      Empire in history, Gokturk, which literally means
      "Sky Turk".
      The construction of the satellite will be
      completed in nearly two years, and it will be
      launched into space in 2012.
      The satellite will provide intelligence-oriented
      high-resolution pictures of the world to the
      Turkish Armed Forces. Capable of sending
      real-time images, the Gokturk satellite will also
      be used for civilian purposes such as forestry,
      fighting unlicensed construction, mapping and land
      surveying, emergency management, and monitoring
      and protecting natural resources.
      The contract was signed by the representatives
      from the Turkish Defense Industry
      Undersecretariat, Italian space, aviation and
      defense company Finmeccanica, and French
      electronics company Thales. Speaking at the
      ceremony, Turkish Transportation Minister Binali
      Yildirim characterized the project as an important
      step taken forward in line with Turkey's 2015
      Space and Satellite Strategy.
      When the Gokturk is completed, Turkey will be no
      longer a buyer but a producer and assembler in
      space and satellite technologies, Mr. Yildirim
      says.

      * Turkish daily Turkiye reports that in a press
      conference over the weekend, Turkish Agriculture
      and Rural Affairs Minister Mehdi Eker announced a
      comprehensive reform program to rationalize the
      utilization of Turkey's agricultural resources and
      boost the sector's productivity.
      Based on a huge database called the Production and
      Support Model for Agricultural Basins, the program
      aims to create decision support models to shape
      government strategies towards enhanced
      agricultural productivity and production.
      The database contains wide-ranging information
      about climate, topography, soil and agriculture in
      the country's 30 agricultural basins.
      Mr. Eker said the program will also ensure the
      rational distribution of government financial
      support to the country's farmers.

      * Turkish daily Aksam reports that Col. Faruk
      Sungur, head of the Turkish task force with the
      NATO-led International Security Assistance Force
      command in Afghanistan, and Sgt. Mevlut Baydur
      were killed in a traffic accident on Tuesday.
      Col. Murat Kaymakcilar and Sgt. Fehmi Berkyurek
      were also wounded in the accident. Turkish
      Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Burak
      Ozuergin said that Turkey sent an air ambulance
      plane to Afghanistan to bring home Turkish
      military personnel involved in the accident.

      ARTS AND CULTURE

      Edited by Anita Donohoe

      * According to Turkish daily Hurriyet, Turkish
      sculptors will create a statue of the mythical
      hero Hector in an Aegean city in the Canakkale
      province, the site of the legendary Trojan War.
      The artists' sculpture of the Trojan War hero will
      be erected in Canakkale's Intepe Township, said
      Mayor Alaaddin Ozkurnaz. The sculpture will be
      completed within a month and will go at the
      entrance of Intepe district. Mr. Ozkurnaz said
      that it is very important for them to have a
      permanent marble statue of Hector, an Anatolian
      who they embrace as one of their own. The marble
      sculpture will be three meters high, but tower
      some five meters when its base is included.
      In Greek mythology, Hector was a Trojan prince and
      the greatest fighter for Troy in the Trojan War.
      He was the son of Priam and Hecuba, a descendant
      of Dardanus, who lived under Mt. Ida, and Tros,
      the founder of Troy. Hector led the Trojans and
      their allies in their defense of the city against
      Greeks.

      * Professor Nevzat Cevik of Akdeniz University
      told the Anatolia news agency that an ancient
      wheat storage facility will be unearthed in the
      ancient city of Myra, perhaps the biggest wheat
      storage location in the Mediterranean. "The
      storage excavation will tell us the trade story of
      the Mediterranean ports," the professor said. "The
      storage, granarium, dates back to 2 B.C. and will
      be our focus. It will be unearthed by the end of
      this year and will be arranged as a Lycian
      Museum."
      Myra was a leading city of the Lycian Union and
      surpassed Xanthos in early Byzantine times to
      become the capital city of Lycia. Its remains are
      about 1.5 kilometers north of today's Demre, on
      the Ka$-Finike road on Turkey's Western
      Mediterranean coast.
      Most of the ancient city is now covered by Demre
      and alluvial silts, as it is located on the Demre
      River in a fertile alluvial plain. In ancient
      times, the area was probably farmed extensively
      just like it is now, for export and trade with the
      interior of Lycia.
      The city is well-known for its amphitheater, the
      largest in Lycia, and the plethora of rock-cut
      tombs carved in the cliff above the theater.
      See more at:
      http://hurarsiv.hurriyet.com.tr/goster/haber.aspx?id=12032057&tarih=2009-07-12

      * Hurriyet Daily News gives the brief story of the
      integration of Anatolian folk tunes into the
      popular Western form.
      Pop music began to emerge in Turkey a half a
      century ago, when music from the West penetrated
      modern Turkish culture, but it was not until a
      decade later that a true new genre was created.
      Early Turkish pop songs, simple covers of popular
      Western tunes, were entertaining but superficial.
      However, when migration from rural Turkey to the
      cities boomed in the 1960s, a whole new dynamic
      began to shape Turkish pop music. Anatolian folk
      melodies blended with rock to create Anatolian
      pop/rock.
      Music and movie critic Cumhur Canbazoglu's recent
      book, "The Folk Song of the City: Anatolian
      Pop-Rock" is a comprehensive analysis and history
      of the genre. In his extensively researched work,
      Canbazoglu offers the most detailed analysis of
      the genre to date for a new generation that has
      little insight into the emergence and impact of
      Turkish pop music.
      Throughout its history, pop music in Turkey has
      been closely tied to the integration of Western
      culture into the country. At the end of the 1960s
      and the beginning of the 1970s, as the people of
      Anatolia began moving toward metropolitan areas,
      they brought along their traditions, lifestyles
      and music. Thus Anatolian folk tunes began to make
      their way into popular music.
      The pioneers of the genre now called Anatolian
      pop/rock were two popular singers, Tulay German
      and Alpay, who sparked its emergence in 1964. At
      that year's Balkan Melodies Festival, German
      established the arrival of a unique type of music
      with her highly acclaimed single "Burcak TarlasI"
      (The Vetch Field).
      In addition to the increase in migration to large
      cities, the Golden Microphone contest also helped
      spur the integration of Anatolian folk into pop
      music. Sponsored by daily Hurriyet, the contest
      began in 1965 and became a springboard for the
      rise of new bands, furthering their quest to reach
      out to Anatolia. The contest toured the country,
      allowing people outside big cities to be exposed
      to pop music and inspiring many young musicians to
      create highly original songs.
      One thing the popular singers of the 1970s had in
      common, despite their musical differences, was
      that they were well educated and came from
      upper-middle-class families in big cities. They
      had mastered Western music in both form and
      content, but performed it without much creativity
      until finally they came to embrace unity with
      Anatolia, both musically and culturally. Artists
      such as Humeyra, Fikret KIzIlok and Esin Af$ar
      were openly influenced by renowned folk poets like
      A$Ik Veysel and Yunus Emre.
      See more at:
      http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=the-story-of-anatolian-poprock-2009-07-17

      * Hurriyet Daily News reports that the one and
      only international hotel on the Anatolian side of
      Istanbul, Marriott Hotel Asia and Anatolian
      Vineyards, has started the first wine club on the
      Anatolian side.
      The club invites all wine lovers to read the wine
      line by line, discover each taste syllable in the
      glass and its accompanying harmonious melodies.
      Jean Luc Colin, the very first person who comes to
      every wine lover's mind among wine experts in
      Turkey, and Eyup Kemal Sevinc, who brings a
      different perspective to Turkish cuisine,
      introduced the wine club. The club was established
      in cooperation with the Istanbul Marriott Hotel
      Asia and Anatolian Vineyards at the end of June.
      The conference was held in the Orange Southern
      Mediterranean Grill Chef Table Restaurant, and
      covered the basics of food and wine harmonies and
      principles.
      Presented for the first time at the conference was
      a new wine made from a different type of grape
      named Karaoglan. These grapes grow only in the
      Arapir county village of YazIlI in the eastern
      city of Malatya.
      Istanbul Marriott Hotel Asia wine tastings and
      events will start in September.
      See more at:
      http://hurarsiv.hurriyet.com.tr/goster/haber.aspx?id=12047935&tarih=2009-07-11

      * French actress Jeanne Moreau is coming to
      Istanbul to perform in "The War of the Sons of
      Light against the Sons of Darkness." The play can
      be seen during the International Istanbul Theater
      Festival on July 31 and August 1, according to the
      Hurriyet Daily News.
      French, Greek, Spanish, Israeli and Palestinian
      actors and actresses, as well as Turkish player
      Cuneyt Turel, will act in the play at Istanbul's
      Rumeli HisarI.
      Directed by Amos Gitai, this theatrical
      performance of spoken and sung oratorio borrows
      for the most part from The War of the Jews, where
      the historian Flavius Joseph tells the story of
      the destruction of the Jewish sovereignty by the
      Roman Empire during the first century B.C.
      Born in 1928, Jeanne Moreau is an award winning
      French actress, screenwriter and director. Moreau
      made her theatrical debut in 1947 and established
      herself as one of the leading actresses of the
      Comedie-Francaise. She began playing small roles
      in films in 1951 and over the following decade
      achieved success as the star of several popular
      films, including "Elevator to the Gallows" (1958),
      directed by Louis Malle. "Jules et Jim" (1962),
      directed by Francois Truffaut, was her most
      successful international film.
      See more at:
      http://hurarsiv.hurriyet.com.tr/goster/haber.aspx?id=12047939&tarih=2009-07-12

      * According to Anatolia News Agency, six Turkish
      museums have announced their candidacies for the
      2010 European Museum of the Year Award. The Award
      is organized annually by the European Museum
      Forum, or EMF, under the auspices of the Council
      of Europe.
      Orhan Duzgun, is head of the Turkish Culture
      Ministry's Department of Museums. He said the
      Sinop Archaeology, Corum, Turkiye I$ BankasI,
      Be$ikta$ Gymnastics Club , SantralIstanbul
      Contemporary Arts and Sunay AkIn Toy museums will
      all put themselves in the running for this year's
      award.
      "Since 1977, the European Museum Forum has
      presented three awards, the European Museum of the
      Year Award, the European Council Award and the
      Micheletti Foundation Award, to support newly
      established museums and foster the establishment
      of new museum initiatives," Mr. Duzgun said.
      "Nine Turkish museums have thus far been awarded
      by the European Museum forum," he added. "This
      shows Turkey's success in museums and exhibits."
      See more at:
      http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=six-turkish-museums-run-for-2010-european-museum-of-year-award-2009-07-15

      * Norwegian Lofoten Trading is planning the
      world's second ice museum in Istanbul, according
      to the Hurriyet Daily News. The first is in
      Norway. Magic Ice will establish its ice
      sculptures under chilling lighting effects in
      KozyatagI, on Istanbul's Anatolian side. Norwegian
      Lofoten Trading is investing $15 million in the
      venture. The museum will introduce Viking culture
      to visitors in a chilling environment of minus 14
      degrees Fahrenheit.
      "Magic Ice can also be called an ice experience
      center," said Lofoten Trading's General Director
      Odd Roar Olsen. "Construction will start in
      August. The museum is scheduled to be finished in
      four months. We want to open the doors of the ice
      museum on Oct. 29."
      Olsen said visitors will be given Eskimo clothes
      at the entrance to the museum and then they will
      pass through ice tunnels on their way inside.
      "Visitors will see ice statues and experience
      Viking village life. After this project, we will
      open a second ice museum in Istanbul, and we will
      realize the project for a total of $30 million,"
      he said.
      Olsen said unlike similar ice enterprises, the ice
      museum will be open year round. "This is why we
      can call Magic Ice Istanbul's first and the
      world's second ice museum. There are similar ice
      museums in countries like Canada, Russia, Japan,
      China and France. But they are open seasonally,
      not permanently. We think Magic Ice will be a
      five-year project," Olsen said, adding that after
      five years in KozyatagI, the museum will be moved
      to another part of Istanbul.
      Olsen explained that the project would be
      established on an area of 11,800 square feet. "Our
      target is 1.5 million visitors a year. We want
      families to come to the museum. We think it will
      be fun for children. We will hold events like
      weddings and engagement ceremonies, too."
      In a closed area of 8600 square meters, visitors
      wearing Eskimo clothes will be able to see ice
      sculptures created by Norwegian, Swedish and
      Turkish sculptors. They will also be able to make
      mini sculptures with the help of sculptors.
      Olsen said special ice was needed to construct
      Magic Ice. "River water should be used for the ice
      to have a crystallized look. We will bring ice
      bars from Sweden. The bars will be attached to
      each other with help from local universities. The
      ice that we will obtain in Istanbul will be placed
      on the ground and also used on the walls."
      See more at:
      http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=turkey-to-have-worlds-second-ice-museum-2009-07-15

      EXCHANGE RATE

      EXCHANGE RATE for the U.S. dollar in New Turkish Liras: 1.52

      WEATHER

      High and Low Temperatures in Degrees F, Weather

      Ankara, in central Turkey----------: 86/61 Partly Cloudy
      Antalya, on the Mediterranean------: 102/81 Mostly Sunny
      Istanbul, in northwestern Turkey---: 90/72 Partly Cloudy
      Izmir, on the Aegean---------------: 97/77 Mostly Sunny
      Trabzon, on the Black Sea----------: 79/72 Heavy Showers

      Seawater temperatures

      Black Sea measured at Trabzon 81
      Marmara Sea measured at Tekirdag 77
      Aegean Sea measured at Izmir 82
      Mediterranean Sea measured at Antalya 81


      SPORTS

      * In the 25th University Summer Sports Games in
      Belgrade Serbia, Turkey's hALIL aKKA$ received a
      gold medal in the 5000 m race. In a previous
      competition for 3000 m he received the silver
      medal.

      * In the world ladies volleyball championships
      European leg, the Turkish ladies had the following
      results:

      Turkey-Belgium 3-0
      Turkey-France 3-0
      Turkey-Bulgaria 3-1

      However, in a game against the Serbian team the
      Turkish ladies lost 3 to 2 and received the second
      place in the championships.

      * In the 15th world beyond the young women's
      volleyball championships taken place in Mexico,
      there was a unfortunate incidence. When the
      Turkish team arrived in Mexico City they were
      taking into custody and search for narcotics
      despite the teams managers protests. The Turkish
      ladies were later released and proceeded to
      Tijuan. In their first game the young Turkish
      ladies beat Bulgaria 3 to 1.

      * In the UEFA European league championships
      preliminaries, the Turkish team met with stiff
      resistance from the Kazakh team Tobol in a game
      played in Kazakhstan and had a 1 to 1 draw.

      ANNOUNCEMENTS

      *** Turkish American Association of California (TAAC)
      in cooperation with the TAAC Monterey Bay Chapter
      and Horon Turkish Folk Ensemble proudly presents...

      12th Annual Turkish Art and Culture Festival in Monterey

      August 1-2, 2009, Sat & Sun, 11am - 6pm

      Monterey Custom House Plaza/State Historic Park
      [next to the Fisherman's Wharf]

      ( http://www.turkfestca.org, http://www.monterey .com)

      FREE ADMISSION

      Featuring many fun activities for the whole
      family, the two-day festival will include live
      Turkish music and folk dances performances,
      Turkish art and crafts exhibits and vendor booths,
      Food (Doner kebap, Adana Kofte,...) and Drinks
      (Turkish Coffee/tea, Soft drinks, Turkish Raki,
      beer, wine) and many special activities for
      children.

      The authentic Turkish food will be prepared and
      sold by the NEW KAPADOKIA and SAKO's Mediterranean
      restaurants.

      *** We will also give away tickets to the
      following concert. Leave your name,
      telephone number and or email for a drawing. Or
      drop an email to trh@...

      *** A play directed by a Turkish American
      is opening up in San Francisco and we will be given
      away five pairs of tickets.

      Golden Thread Productions, a San Francisco-based
      theater company dedicated to staging alternative
      perspectives of the Middle East is opening its next play,

      ECSTASY | a waterfable

      at the Thick House (San Francisco)
      on the 31st of July.

      The play is directed by Evren Odcikin,
      an up and coming San Francisco-based director
      who was born and raised in Turkey.

      *** We have one pair of tickets for:

      Ancient-Future.Com Records 30th Anniversary
      CD Release Party
      3 Releases Celebrating 30 Years of World Fusion Music
      --'Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar'
      by Matthew Montfort (Acoustic Guitar)
      --'Sangria' by Mariah Parker (Indo Latin Jazz)
      --'Planet Passion' (30th Anniversary Remastered Edition)
      by Ancient Future (World Music)

      Sunday, July 26, 8 pm
      Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
      1111 Addison Street
      Berkeley, CA 94702

      *** One of our underwriters is the European
      Turkish Market of Burlingame. European Turkish
      Market is a family-owned-and-operated market in
      Burlingame, California, offering a large variety
      of international food and gift items for your
      needs. From succulent deli meats to enticing
      Turkish, and mediterranean foods, the market
      offers you a large selection of your favorite
      European items under one roof.Visit the European
      Turkish Market to find the perfect International
      food and gift item that you have been searching
      for.

      1138 Chula Vista Avenue

      Burlingame, CA 94010-3502

      Phone (650) 548-5386

      On the www at :
      http://www.europeanturkishmarket.com

      Bugunki programimizin sizlere getirilmesinde
      European Turkish Market'in katkilari olmu$tur.

      Turkiye ve Akdenizden her tur bakkaliye ve
      hediyelik e$yanin bulundugu market Burlingame'de,
      hemen broadwat chiki$indadir.

      Telefonlari ve adresleri:

      1138 Chula Vista Avenue

      Burlingame, CA 94010-3502

      (650) 548-5386

      *** Turkish American Association of California is a non-profit
      charitable organization established to promote better
      understanding between Americans and Turks.

      If you have any questions about Turks and Turkey,
      e-mail them at taac@...

      *** Planning to go to Turkey? Take a look at our Web pages
      that are full of articles and information furnished by
      travelers like yourselves:

      http://travel.to/sunholiday

      *** For more music from Turkey and the Middle East tune to
      International Cultural Program.

      San Francisco World TV Channel 29
      Sundays at 9-10 A.M.

      *** Yore dance invites you to:
      Free Turkish Folk dance Classes.

      Sundays at 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
      Shawl-Anderson Dance Center
      2704 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley CA 94705
      Corner of College & Alcatraz

      Tuesdays at 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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