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    * KAZAN STRING QUARTET, 2 Jul 2001, Palo Alto, CA * NEW BOOK: TURKEY IN WORLD POLITICS * Chapter 1: Introduction: A Transformed International Role * Chapter 2:
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      * KAZAN STRING QUARTET, 2 Jul 2001, Palo Alto, CA
      * NEW BOOK: TURKEY IN WORLD POLITICS
      * Chapter 1: Introduction: A Transformed International Role
      * Chapter 2: Contours of Turkish Foreign Policy in the Post
      * Chapter 3: Turkish Foreign Policymaking Process and the
      * Chapter 4: Turkey and the European Union: The Long Road
      * Chapter 5: Turkey and the Balkans: Turkey's Stabilizing
      * Chapter 6: What Says the Neighbor to the West: Turkish-Greek R
      * Chapter 7: The Future of Turkish Foreign and Security Policy T
      * Chapter 8: The Strategic Glue in the Israeli-Turkish Alignment
      * Chapter 9: U.S.-Turkish Relations: New Uncertainties in a Rene
      * Chapter 10: Turkish-Russian Relations: The Challenges of recon
      * Chapter 11: Turkey and the Newly Independent States of Central
      * Chapter 12: The Challenge of Globalization and Turkey's Changi
      * Chapter 13: Turkey's Energy Politics in the 1990s
      * Chapter 14: Turkish Foreign Policy and the Water Conflict over
      * Chapter 15: Conclusion: Understanding Turkey's New Foreign Policy

      x0x Announcements/Duyurular -- Sun, 01 Jul 01

      * KAZAN STRING QUARTET, 2 Jul 2001, Palo Alto, CA

      TAAC is proud to present:

      KAZAN STRING QUARTET

      A Community and Culture Center Fund Benefit Event

      Kazan String Quartet is an internationally famous quartet, formed in 1980
      at th e Kazan Conservatory of Music. The Quartet has performed in many
      countries arou nd the globe, including Germany, Japan, Finland, Slovakia,
      India and Malaysia. Several of their concerts (Japan 1994 and 1996, Russia
      1999) were recorded and sold.

      The Quartet has a very large repertoire that includes 18th and 19th
      century mus ic of both Western European composers [e.g., Brahms, Grieg,
      Mendelssohn, Mozart , Schubert] and Russian composers [e.g., Borodin,
      Glazunov, Rahmaninof, Tchaiko vsky] as well as the 20th century music of
      Barber, Bartok, Gubaydullina, Stravi nsky and the Turko-Tatar composers
      [e.g., Ahmet(ov), Muzaffer(ov), Eniki (ev) a nd Jihan (ov)]

      Come share this night of joy with friends and taste delicious Turkish
      Borek, ac companied by a wonderful concert from the masters of the strings
      and help us ac hieve the target of reaching 500 bricks for the Cultural
      Center by the end of y ear 2001.

      - Date: July 2, 2001, Monday
      - Time: 8 PM - 10 PM
      - Place: Mitchell Park Community Center, Main Hall
      - Address: 3800 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303
      - Directions from 101:
      - Take San Antonio Rd exit towards South.
      - Turn right at Charleston Rd (first traffic lights).
      - Turn right at Middlefield Rd
      - Mitchell Park Community Center will be on your left (lights just for
      the center)
      - The concert will take place in the Main Hall.
      - Donations appreciated: TAAC members and seniors $10, non-members $15
      - Program:
      - Part 1: Western Classics by Beethoven, Borodin, Mozart, Tchaikovsky
      et al
      - Recess: Mingle with Quartet Members and Refreshments:
      Coffee, Tea, Borek (TurkishPastry)
      - Part 2: Compositions based on Turko-Tatar National Music by
      Ahmet(ov), Jihan(ov),Muzaffer(ov)

      The community & culture center fund has reached $6,200 (62 bricks) with
      the help of your valuable contributions. We need your continued support to
      realize another long awaited dream of the Turkish American Community in
      the Bay Area. Please visit

      <https://www.addr.com/~taac/online_dobricks.html> to make online

      contributions to the center.

      A COMMUNITY AND CULTURE CENTER:
      -to have social and cultural events,
      -to have the Sunday Turkish School for the our children
      -to have a showcase for our Türkiye and Turkish people
      -to have a library with a collection of book about Turkey and history
      -to have seminars and presentations
      -to teach Turkish
      and more...

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      * NEW BOOK: TURKEY IN WORLD POLITICS

      Turkey in World Politics: An Emerging Multi-Regional Power

      Edited by Barry Rubin and Kemal Kirisci

      The book is a compilation of 15 articles by experts in the field of
      Turkish Foreign Policy, each assessing a different aspect of Turkey's role
      in shaping foreign events and international politics. Given the new,
      increasingly important role of Turkey in the world, this reassessment is
      necessary and timely.

      In addition to providing a detailed inventory and analysis of Ankara's
      diplomacy, this book presents several themes for Turkish foreign policy
      that run across the different geographical fronts it faces.

      * Chapter 1: Introduction: A Transformed International Role
      * Chapter 2: Contours of Turkish Foreign Policy in the Post
      Cold War Era
      * Chapter 3: Turkish Foreign Policymaking Process and the
      Milita ry's Increased Influence
      * Chapter 4: Turkey and the European Union: The Long Road
      to Mem bership
      * Chapter 5: Turkey and the Balkans: Turkey's Stabilizing
      Role
      * Chapter 6: What Says the Neighbor to the West: Turkish-Greek R
      elations
      * Chapter 7: The Future of Turkish Foreign and Security Policy T
      oward the Middle East
      * Chapter 8: The Strategic Glue in the Israeli-Turkish Alignment
      * Chapter 9: U.S.-Turkish Relations: New Uncertainties in a Rene
      wed Partnership
      * Chapter 10: Turkish-Russian Relations: The Challenges of recon
      ciling Geopolitical Competition with Economic Partnership
      * Chapter 11: Turkey and the Newly Independent States of Central
      Asia and the Transcaucasus
      * Chapter 12: The Challenge of Globalization and Turkey's Changi
      ng Political Economy
      * Chapter 13: Turkey's Energy Politics in the 1990s
      * Chapter 14: Turkish Foreign Policy and the Water Conflict over
      the Euphrates-Tigris River Basin
      * Chapter 15: Conclusion: Understanding Turkey's New Foreign Policy

      The book is $55. Subscribers to MERIA (The Middle East Review of International
      Affairs) receive a 20 percent discount. For a free subscription to MERIA, write
      : besa@... . For more information on MERIA and to see all MERIA publ
      ications, visit:
      <http://meria.biu.ac.il>
      Credit card orders may be placed through the publisher's website
      <http://www.rienner.com>
      Or, to order in Europe, email inquiries to <orders@...>
      North American orders may be placed by calling the publisher at
      (303) 444-6684/or fax to (303) 444-0824.
      Further information and details for ordering either the English or Turkish lang
      uage edition, please contact us at <besa@...>
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