April 23-April 29, 2019
The THO team began their new outreach initiative Global Perspectives From the UN at the United Nations in New York City.
Congressional outreach continued as THO President Ali Cinar connected with Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA).
Media outreach continued as THO President Ali Cinar was interviewed recently on air.
THO President Ali Cinar also attended Anzac Day in NYC. Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day we remember all heroes who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.
THO Upcoming Events
Upcoming: Turkey's Maritime Geopolitics
The Turkish Heritage Organization will be hosting a panel on Turkey's Maritime Politics with Retired Turkish Admiral Cem Gurdeniz. Find out more information and RSVP below!
Upcoming: American Policy in the Middle East
Join THO on Wednesday May 22 as we host two distinguished experts to discuss U.S. Foreign Policy. We'll be joined by: Charles Kupchan, Professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University, Former White House Official and Stephen Walt, Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University.
THO Profile of the Week:

Daniel Christman
This week's Profile of the Week features one of THO's former speakers Daniel Christman, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General, Former Superintendent of the United States Military Academy and Senior Counselor for International Affairs. To read more visit our website here.
THO Non-Resident Fellow Cross-Atlantic Exchange
THO is excited to welcome our Turkey-based Non-resident Fellows in Washington, DC this week and very excited to bring our U.S. based fellows to Turkey this June! To learn more about our fellows please visit our website here.
Our THO Non-Resident Fellowship Cross Atlantic Exchange kicked off this morning with a meeting at the International Monetary Fund with Alternative Director Omer Bayat and Executive Director Raci Kaya discussing the economic and financial relationship between the US and Turkey and the importance of continuing that dialogue.
THO Summer Research Program
THO is thrilled to be continuing our Summer Research Program with a focus this year on energy. Stay tuned as we release more details soon and read more about the program here!
Congratulations to THO Partner US Chamber of Commerce
Congratulations to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a partner of THO, on their 107th Anniversary! On April 22, 1912, a group of 700 delegates from various commercial and trade organizations came together to create the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Read more here .
President Trump and Erdogan Discuss Working Group on Russian S-400 Missile System
U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call on Monday discussed a Turkish proposal to strike a joint working group on its planned purchase of a Russian S-400 missile defense system, the Turkish Presidency said.

U.S and Turkey Armed Forces Negotiate a Joint-Patrol Group for Syria
As the threats in Syria mount in number and complexity, the United States and Turkish Armed forces have begun talks to create a joint-operative group of soldiers from both militaries to survey specific Syria region.

Turkish Forces Have “Neutralized” 154 Terrorists Since April Began
During an official statement from the Turkish Minister of Defense, he has claimed that Turkish forces have neutralized 154 terrorists since April 4th.

The F-35 Heads to the Middle East
Get a look at the F-35’s first deployment to the Middle East, find out the latest on replacing ICBMs, and hear from naval leaders about the state of the service.

Goldman Sachs Interested in Turkish Loans

Sources state that Goldman Sachs is in talks with Turkish banks and companies to buy large distressed Turkish Loans, valued between $2 and $6 billion USD.

Turkey Remains on the U.S Trade Regulation IP List
Turkey remains on the USTR Special 301 Watch List in 2019, with notes that in 2018, the country progressed in improving intellectual property (IP) rights. 

The World Energy Council Announces its Next World Energy Congress Event
The next World Energy congress event will be hosted in Abu Dhabi, from September 9th to September 12th.

World's First LNG Fueled Fishing Vessel to be built in Turkey
The LIBAS, the world’s first battery and LNG fuelled fishing vessel will be built at the Cemre Shipyard in Turkey.

Turkish High School Students Win Prestigious Robotics Award

“The Sultans of Türkiye ”, a high school robotics club from Istanbul win an international award at the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) held in Houston, Texas.
Hulis Mavruk , a self-taught Turkish American painter, specializes in paintings of history, celebrities and African Americans and their environment. Mavruk was born in southern Turkey and began his career in Adana. There he painted portraits of American officers serving at the nearby Incirlik Air Force Base. His paintings were recently displayed at ArtExpo in NYC.
Defne Koz , a Chicago-based Turkish-American designer received a #goldaward from prestigious from Germany Design Award 2019.


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