Aynur Dogan, one of the most famous Kurdish female singers, targets the international music market after moving to Europe from Turkey. Dogan received “Master of Mediterranean Music Award 2017” from Berklee College of Music, a worldwide renowned music school, on April 16. The award was interpreted as a sign of Dogan’s step to the international music community. Continue reading
After escaping from the civil war in his country, Hakki Akdeniz, 36, the World Pizza Champion, was aiming to chase his dreams in New York but ended up becoming homeless instead. The magic wand that transformed his life was the pizza dough acrobatics show. His dream came true after winning the World Pizza Championship and opening his first pizza store. The US media uses Akdeniz’s story as a great example of the American dream to inspire millions.
Ahmet Güneştekin, a worldwide renowned artist, was so excited when he was asked to exhibit one of his latest sculptures in front of a popular shopping center called Atakoy A Plus in Istanbul. But his excitement soon turned to disappointment when his artwork was removed by municipal officials because the name of the sculpture, “Kostantiniyye,” reminded a group of protestors of the Byzantium Empire.
MyReports Hamdi Ulukaya, Kurdish CEO and founder of Chobani Yoghurt, a company in the United States, surprised his employees this week by announcing he was giving them a 10% share of the enterprise. This announcement could make some of the workers millionaires. In a letter on Tuesday morning, Ulukaya wrote to his company’s employees: … Continue reading
In what is likely a response to this unfortunate reality, Kurdish language classes have started to informally spring up across the globe, including in Washington D.C. and some European countries. For many heritage speakers, these classes represent a chance to shed their assimilated identities and embrace their Kurdish roots.
The founder of Chobani Hamdi Ulukaya will donate most of his wealth, at least 700 million dollars, to help the Kurdish refugees as well as refugees from all around the world. Continue reading
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New York Subway… A homeless enjoys reading the book while outside is crazy cold. Apparently, it helps to warm up too… Continue reading