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      Turkish News for the week ending 09 October 2010


      x0x Turkish News for the week ending 16 October 2010
      [This is a transcript of the news broadcast on 16 October 2010]

      Courtesy of Turkish Radio Hour, producer of the
      TURKISH CULTURAL PROGRAM, every Saturday from 6 PM to 8 PM
      on KUSF FM 90.3, San Francisco

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      Edited by Okan Kolak

      * According to Turkish daily Hurriyet, the American-Turkish Council is scheduled to hold its annual conference on ties between the two nations in Washington early next week. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister for the Economy Ali Babacan and  Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will be keynote speakers at the conference.
        The Council, whose members include top US and Turkish companies doing business in both countries, aims to bolster US-Turkish political and economic relations at the 29th annual conference. The conference also comes amid tensions with the US over Turkey's ties with Iran and Israel, while Turkey has been without an American ambassador for nearly three months.

      * Turkish daily Hurriyet reports that speaking at a ceremony on Wednesday in Pakistan to distribute 1,600 Turkish Red Crescent tents to flood victims, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Pakistan did not forsake Turkey during its War of Independence or after the devastating August 1999 earthquake. He added that "it is natural for the people of these two countries to help each other in such times, as they love each other."
        Mr. Erdogan said Turkey wants to help meet Pakistan's needs, do infrastructure work, and leave behind permanent projects. Turkey and Pakistan can seek more military, political, economic and commercial cooperation, he added, as well as joint investments in transportation, energy, agriculture and construction.
        Since summer floods killed nearly 2,000 people and left more than 18 million people homeless, Turkish government has sent humanitarian aid worth $25 million to Pakistan. Mr. Erdogan said that the total of public and private aid from Turkey exceeds $200 million, which will be used by the Turkish Housing Development Authority to build houses, schools, mosques and hospitals for the Pakistani people.

      * A regulation permitting direct trade between Turkish Cyprus and the European Union is now in the hands of the European Parliament and the European Council, according to an official from the commission, reports the Hurriyet Daily News.
        The European Commission had promised to ease Turkish Cyprus' isolation prior to the 2004 referendums on United Nations plans to reunite the island.
        In the referendums, Turkish Cypriots accepted the reunification of the island, but the Greek Cypriots rejected it.
        The commission's efforts since then to push for the regulation that would enable direct trade with Turkish Cyprus have failed due to Greek and Greek Cypriot opposition.
        Turkish Cyprus has been under economic embargo for decades for splitting up from the Greeks. They live in the northern part of the island after Turkish military intervention of 1974.

      * According to Turkish daily Sabah, early next month Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to announce a major public works project in the form of a canal in Istanbul meant to relieve traffic on the Bosporus Strait.
        Mr. Erdogan previewed the announcement last week, but declined to elaborate on what he called his "crazy" project. Media reports say the channel dubbed "second Bosporus" would go between the Istanbul's Silivri and Catalca districts and would be set to finish by 2023, the Turkish Republic's centenary.
        The Istanbul Strait's ever-growing traffic of oil and natural gas tankers poses significant threats to Turkey's most populous city and economic center and has led to calls to reduce it. Under the purported project, sea traffic on the Bosporus would be channeled to this second artificial strait.

      * India Times reports that Renault-Nissan and Turkish officials signed a deal on Thursday to promote electric cars in the Turkish capital Ankara as part of the automaker alliance's plans to invest $5.6 billion worldwide in such vehicles. Carlos Ghosn, the chief executive of both Renault of France and Japanese partner Nissan Motor , has forecast one in every 10 new cars sold by 2020 will be electric.
        The deal includes building charging infrastructure and electricity supply, while city of Ankara purchases 100 Renault Fluence electric vehicles in 2011, Mayor Melih Gokcek said. Fluence cars will be produced in the Turkish city of Bursa.


      Edited by Colleen Clark

      * The oud festival is in the offing in Istanbul.
        Marking a first in Turkey, the 1st International Yorgo Bacanos Oud Festival of Istanbul will be held within the scope of the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture program.
        The festival will be hosting world-class oud masters from Turkey and other countries. Workshops, conferences and panels will help see oud in a new light, while concerts by prominent ouds will create unforgettable musical feasts.
        All events are free of charge to the public. Planning to make it an annual event, this year's festival is dedicated to Yorgo Bacanos who not only excelled in oud, but also inspired many oud masters to follow him by having created a unique style in oud. Yorgo Bacanos, a Greek Turk with gypsy heritage, passed away in 1977.
        Necati Celik, who visits the Bay Area annually, is organizing the event. Mr. Celik himself is an accomplished oud virtuoso, and he is considered the best oud player in Turkey.
        From the Bay Area local oudists will also be traveling to the festival. Among them is our occasional guest oudi Hank Levin. Mr. Levin is offering his assistance for anyone else who would like to travel to Istanbul for the festival.
        See the festival page at: http://istanbuloudfestival.com/homepage

      Film News

      * Turkish daily Hurriyet reports that the 47th International Antalya Film Festival came to an end on Thursday in the city's Glass Pyramid with a night of glamorous ceremony and tantalizing music.
        After a week of film premiers, talks, workshops, exhibitions and concerts, the festival ended with an awards ceremony where 14 feature films competed. Many of the awards went to films with social and political messages, as well up-and-coming directors.
        Young director Seren Yuce's "Majority" won the award for best film and best director, while another young director, Tolga celik, saw his "Toll Booth" win the best first film award. Legendary Italian actress Claudia Cardinale was presented the best actress award, and Serkan Ercan and Bartu KucukcaGlayan shared the award for best actor.
        The Antalya Golden Orange International Film awards were also presented at the ceremony. "Circus Columbia" and "Dooman River" shared the Best Film award while Lancelot Von Naso won the best director award with his film "Ceasefire." The best actor award was presented to Nik Xhelilaj for his performance in "The Albanian" while the best actress award was presented to Emma Suarez for her performance in "The Mosquito Net." 

      The Antalya Glass Pyramid, alternate venue for the awards ceremony.

      2000-year-old Aspendos Theatre, venue for the awards ceremony.
      * Arguments about Kurdish films are becoming a tradition at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. Last year it was "Min Dit" (The Children of Diyarbakir), a story of children whose parents were killed, while this year's debates are swirling around "Press," the story of the Gundem newspaper in the 1990s.
        "Press," portraying the beginning of the Kurdish newspaper tradition and the darkest years in the region, premiered at the Golden Oranges on Sunday, October 10.
        More at http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/

      * Examining questions of belonging in the dichotomy between the placid Macedonian countryside and hectic Istanbul, Orhan OGuz's "Hayde Bre" made its premiere Tuesday at Antalya's 47th Golden Orange Film Festival.
        Juxtaposing rural and urban existences, "Hayde Bre" centers on Saadet, a beautiful middle-aged woman, who tries to make a living in Istanbul while taking care of her children and her paralyzed husband.
        More at http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/

      * With inspiration from the Bosphorus Bridge toll booth attendants performing the same work, day after day, "Toll Booth" made its premiere at the 47th Antalya International Golden Orange Film Festival on Saturday night.
        The film follows, 35-year-old Kenan (Serkan Ercan), who is confined to a toll booth everyday, endlessly repeating the same movements while performing his job.
        The filmmaker, Tolga Karacelik, said he was always intrigued by the monotonous routine of the toll booth attendants during his daily commute across the bridge to university.
        More at http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/

      * Golden Orange film shows human side of Soviet soldiers in Afghanistan
        The film "9th Company" is an ode to "a lost generation" of Soviet youth, according to the film's director, Fyodor Bondarchuk, who lamented the lack of any cinematic treatment of the Soviet Union's difficult war in Afghanistan during the 1980s.
        "This is the story of the events that took place in the last month of the war. The film deals with my generation – my close friends. These are men who fought for nothing in Afghanistan," Bondarchuk told the Hurriyet Daily News & Economic Review about his film, which screened Wednesday at the 47th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival.
        "The war spanned a period of 10 years and yet we have no film about the Afghan war. That is why I wanted to make the '9th Company' as a hymn to my generation – to the lost generation," he said.
        More at www.hurriyetdailynews.com/

      * Turkish documentary film "Ifakat", directed by Orhan Tekeoglu, won the "Proxima" award at the Second International Cinepecs Film Festival in Hungary's Pecs city.

      Art News

      * The 2nd International Antakya Biennial, entitled "Thank you for your understanding", will take place from Friday through Nov. 20.
        Curated by Arzu YayInta$ and Dessislava Dimova, the event is organized by the Antakya Academy Association and supported by the Dutch Consulate General in Istanbul.
        Antakya is a city on the eastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Its ancient name is Antioch.
        The biennial, featuring 40 artists, will be exhibited in the Antim Business Center as well as in many public spaces across Antakya. The opening events, Friday to Sunday, will include performances, open-air video screenings in different neighborhoods of Antakya, workshops and panel discussions.
        Admission will be free for all events.
        More at http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/

      Music News

      * Continuing on with its recent focus on art in the region stretching from the Balkans to the Subcontinent, Istanbul's Outlet Art Gallery has opened its new season with Kosovar artists Jakup Ferri.
        The artist's project, "Pumpkin Seeds Instead of Roasted Chickpeas," features drawings, photos, paper mosaics and video works of the artist.
        Ferri, born in 1981, is part of a younger generation of Kosovar artists who are in search of a new language that focus on revealing the politics of everyday life.
        He lives and works in Amsterdam.
        "Pumpkin Seeds Instead of Roasted Chickpeas" will run until Oct. 30.
        Outle Art Gallery is located in Tophane district of Istanbul.
        More at http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/

      * The Borusan Center for Culture and Arts opened its 2010-2011 season Wednesday with a concert conducted by maestro Sascha Goetzel at the Caddebostan Culture Center in Istanbul.
        The new season programs of the Borusan Culture and Arts Center, the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, or BIFO, the Borusan Quartet and the Borusan Music House and Art Center Istanbul were announced at a recent press conference.
        The orchestra has already sold more than 20,000 tickets for its 13-concert program while audience capacity for Borusan Quartet concerts had already reached 85 percent. Pianist Fazil Say will play three concerts in December.
        The BIFO concerts will continue until May 23, 2011, with national and international musicians performing rich repertoires. Among these concerts will be a special performance for children on Jan. 20. Actor Mehmet Ali Alabora will present the concert, during which BIFO will perform works by Mendelssohn and Prokofiev.
        The Borusan Quartet will continue to perform the new series until next July. As well as performing in Antalya, izmir, Istanbul, Eski$ehir and Ankara, the quartet will also perform abroad.
        More at http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/

      * In memory of the Turkish harpist Fatma Ceren NecipoGlu, who died in the Air France plane crash in June 2009 on her return flight to Turkey from Brazil, harp masters from various countries will visit Istanbul for a music project developed by the Association for the Art of the Harp with contributions from the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency.
        Fatma Ceren NecipoGlu died in the Air France plane crash in June 2009 on her return flight to Turkey from Brazil.
        The First International Istanbul Harp Encounter will take place Dec. 1 through 7 and will feature harpists from different traditions such as the Arianna Savall Quintet, Isabelle Moretti, Maire Ni Chathasaigh, Helene Breschand and Andrew Lawrence-King.
        For further information on tickets and programs see  http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/


      EXCHANGE RATE for the U.S. dollar in New Turkish Liras: 1.41


      High and Low Temperatures in Degrees F, Weather

      Ankara, in central Turkey:68/50 Mostly Cloudy

      Antalya, on the Mediterranean:79/64 Thunderstorms

      Istanbul, in northwestern Turkey:70/59 Thunderstorms

      Izmir, on the Aegean:70/64 Thunderstorms

      Van, in Eastern Turkey70/50 Showers

      Trabzon, on the Black Sea:70/61 Showers

      Seawater temperatures

      Black Sea measured at Trabzon68

      Marmara Sea measured at Tekirdag68

      Aegean Sea measured at Izmir73

      Mediterranean Sea measured at Antalya79


      Premiere League

      * Results for week:7
      Karabuk Sp.-G. Saray2 - 1
      Buca Sp.-Eski$ehir Sp0 - 0
      Manisa Sp-Kayseri Sp0 - 2
      Fenerbahce-G. Birligi3 - 0
      Ankaragucu-Konya Sp.4 - 1
      B. $ehir Bld. Sp-Bursa Sp0 - 0
      Sivas Sp-G. Antep Sp1 - 1
      Trabzon Sp-Be$iKta$1 - 0
      Antalya Sp.-Kasimpa$a3 - 1

      In games played so far this weekend:8

      Bursa Sp-Karabuk Sp.2 - 2
      Eski$ehir Sp-B. $ehir Bld. Sp1 - 0
      G. Antep Sp-Buca Sp.2 - 0
      Be$iKta$-Manisa Sp2 - 3
      Ankaragucu-Konya Sp.4 - 1

      Standing in the league as of week ending 7

      1 -Bursa Sp19

      2 -Trabzon Sp14

      3 -Kayseri Sp14

      4 -Fenerbahce13

      5 -Be$iKta$13

      6 -Karabuk Sp.13

      7 -G. Saray12

      8 -Antalya Sp.11

      9 -Ankaragucu10

      10 -B. $ehir Bld. Sp10

      11 -G. Birligi8

      12 -G. Antep Sp7

      13 -Buca Sp.6

      14 -Manisa Sp6

      15 -Konya Sp.6

      16 -Sivas Sp6

      17 -Eski$ehir Sp3

      18 -Kasimpa$a2

      * The 17th International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament kicked off in the western province of Izmir on Friday.

      * The 32nd Intercontinental Eurasia Marathon will be run in Istanbul on October 17. There will be four categories in the marathon as "marathon", "15km", "8 km fun run" and "free 8 km fun run".
        All events will start on the Asian side of Istanbul and finish on the European side. It is the only course in the world where athletes can run from one continent to another.
        Being organized for 30 years, well known athletes such as Ian Thompson and Terry Mitchell have participated in the Eurasia Marathon.

      * Azerbaijan beat Turkey 1-0 in a Group A game in the Euro 2012 qualifying rounds in Baku's Tofik Behramov Stadium on Tuesday.

      * Turkey's Mediterranean resort town of Kemer is set to host the World Darts Federation Europe Cup, which is scheduled for October 13-16.

      * Former NBA most valuable player Allen Iverson is in «serious talks» to play with a Turkish team. Gary Moore, Iverson's personal manager, says there is strong interest in both sides to work out a deal that would send the 11-time All-Star overseas.


      [Saat 18:30 and 19:30 'da iki kez okuyun]

      *** San Francisco international flute festival is featuring
      Turkish flautist Bülent Evcil this year

      We will be giving away of tickets to the gala with a drawing. Call us when we are at the studio and leave your name, number and email.

      When:  October 10, 2010  8 AM - 7:30 P.M. (gala concert begins at 4:30)
      Price:   Concert only $35   Full Day pass $60
      Where:  Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, 311 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay, CA
      Web sitewww.SFFluteFestival.com     www.bulentevcil.com

      *** United Nations Association of San Francisco  
      will be celebrating the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the UN. Thee days celebrations  will take place Oct 22nd Friday 23rd and 24th.

      Some of the events are:

      A walk in the Muir Woods, City College of SF exhibition on Africa and UN development.

      See more at United Nations Association of San Francisco http://www.una-sf.org/

      *** September 12th, the new academic year at the Bay Area Turkish Community School started.

      You can still enroll your children!

      The Bay Area Turkish Community School (BATCS) was
      founded by the Turkish-American community living in the San Francisco Bay Area
      in 1989. The objectives of BATCS are:

      • To improve the Turkish speaking, reading, writing and comprehension skills of children ages between 5-12.
      • To teach Turkish culture, values, traditions and history.
      The classes are also mixed with fun activities for children such as meeting new
      friends, learning new games and songs, and going to field trips. Special
      programs, including audio-visual presentations and Bayram potlucks, celebrate
      national and religious holidays.


      Hillview Community Center, Room 16
      97 Hillview Avenue
      Los Altos, CA 94022



      If you would like to volunteer as a teacher send an email to:  batc-abc@yahoogroups.com

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      *** Yore dance invites you to:

      Free Turkish Folkdance Classes.

      Thursdays, 7:30 PM at Stanford,
      Sundays 2 PM at San Francisco

      Please contact with Yore Folk Ensemble for the details.

      Sundays 2 PM Regular Practice Location:
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      Yore Folk Ensemble

      *** Azerbaijani Turkish language classes

      Check wıth the ACSNC center web pages for dates and tımes: http://acsnc.org/
      All are welcome to attend and learn more about the rich and beautiful Azeri tongue.


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