TASSA Special! 2012 Annual Conference

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TASSA 2012 Conference

The 2012 conference held by the Turkish American Scientists and Scholars Association (TASSA) in Washington DC still bears much significance in 2014. Two years ago, the conference presented groundbreaking content by high-ranking scholars in the areas of social science, engineering, health, natural science, serving as a precursor for the organization’s upcoming conference on March 22-23, 2014 at the University of Maryland.

TASSA 2012 Annual Conference

TASSA 2012 Annual Conference, March 3-4, 2012
University of Maryland

TASSA’s 2012 conference hosted scholars from top institutions including MIT, Yale, and Harvard, world-renownq scientists, as well as representatives from venerable scientific institutions from USA and Turkey. Bruce Alberts, Editor-in-Chief of Science, USA Science Envoy,  Kemal Dervis Vice-President of Brookings Institute,  Gokhan Cetinsaya,  President of the Council of  Higher Education in Turkey, (YÖK), Davut Kavranoglu Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Science, Industry, and Technology, and academicians and presidents of Turkish Universities were among the distinguished participants.

Many speakers shared the latest findings in their fields, providing the audience with the opportunity to be “in-the-know.”

In this episode, some of these speakers as well as past board members of TASSA share their thoughts on the conference, the organization’s history and its progress. The interviewees featured here express their delight at how TASSA has grown into a full-fledged and multi-faceted force.

TATV had the honor of covering this event and sharing witn our viewers research findings by the top scholars and representatives in their fields.

The Turkish American Television is a proud media sponsor of the 2012 TASSA Conference!

For the broadcasting schedule, please check http://turkishamericantv.org/program

To watch this show on the Internet, please visit http://turkishamericantv.org/episode-98

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Jeffrey Hall’s Ataturk Statue – Sci / Tech Corner

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Sculptor Jeff Hall’s Ataturk Statue
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Engineering at MIT in Sci / Tech Corner

Jeffrey Hall's Ataturk Statue

Prof. Bulent Atalay, Goksin Carey and Jeff Hall

From a mound of clay arises a compelling statue of Ataturk, the inspiring statesman and Founder, standing gallantly in the nation’s capital. Ataturk’s unforgettable legacy was brilliantly conveyed by the renowned sculptor, Jeffrey Hall, who was commissioned by the  Ataturk Society of America and Embassy of Turkey. Audiences admire works of art, but the intricate thought-process involved in sculpting such beauty is an art-process in its own right that is often times forgotten as we’re mesmerized by the product. This episode however piques  Jeffrey’s brain as he shares with us his experience in reawakening Ataturk’s charisma. Additionally, Bulent Atalay, President of the Ataturk Society of America, shares his insight on the 6-month process, from its inception to its completion.

Engineering at MIT

Engineering at MIT

Sci / Tech Corner

In the true spirit of Ataturk’s advice: “Educate youth. Give them the positive ideas of knowledge and science. You will succeed in getting the enlightenment of the future for them…” this episode serves as testament to that sound wisdom. It follows three successful Turkish-American students in one of America’s most prestigious universities, MIT, renowned for its advancement in science and technology. Students Mehmet Onbasli, Meryem Ok, and Ali Can Soylemezoglu share their experiences and bring light to some of their achievements in science, technology, athletics, and the arts. Recently, Mehmet Onbasli was among the team of students representing the MIT School of Architecture and Planning that won “double awards in the Better Buildings Case Competition conducted at the White House by the U.S. Department of Energy.”

For the broadcasting schedule, please check http://turkishamericantv.org/program

To watch this show on the Internet, please visit http://turkishamericantv.org/episode-97

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Year in review – 2013

Turkish American Television is proud and happy to mark the end of 2013 by bringing many extraordinary video productions to our viewers.

Concerts and Music

Cécile McLorin SalvantFrench-American jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant performs at the Turkish Embassy Residence, as part of Ertegun Jazz Series. Ambassador Namık Tan launched the Ertegün Jazz Series three years ago in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center. Opening remarks by world renowned jazz legend and music icon Herbie Hancock and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.

Nazan and UtarNazan and Utar: Two young, talented artists Singer, songwriter and guitarist. Singer, songwriter and guitarist Nazan Nihal derives the inspiration behind her music through the real-life experiences of others.  Composer, film scorer and jazz pianist Utar Artun and. Nazan are working on collaborative projects.

 

Arlington Community Music Instructors

Listen to a great jam session and interviews with Arlington County Adult Education Program instructors Engin Tanis, Amy White, Toya Tanis, Paul Brown and Greg Sales. Program Coordinator Raul Matos outlines the goals of the program. TATV’s own Engin Tanis introduced the idea of an instrument drive to benefit children who want to learn and play musical instruments but are unable to afford their rental costs.

Festival and Convention

Washington DC Turkish Festival 2013

Washington DC Turkish Festival 2013

Relive the magic of the 11th Turkish festival or attend it for the first time by watching this episode. The Annual Washington DC Turkish Festival brought thousands in downtown DC to celebrate Turkish culture, heritage and friendship between Turkish and American people. Festival goers enjoyed the folk dances, live music performances, a traditional bazaar, Turkish coffee fortune telling, arts & crafts for children and other cultural exhibits all day long.

 

NLC2012 The 32nd Annual Turkish American National Convention took place  in Washington, DC. The Annual Convention was hosted by America’s most established national Turkish American organizations — the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA), Federation of Turkish American Associations (FTAA), and Turkish American Community Centers (TACC).

Inspiring Speeches and Meditation

Paul White telling the story of  "Rose Beauty"

Paul White telling the story of “Rose Beauty”

Story telling by masters of public speeking at the Prime Time Toastmaster Club. Paul White, a Distinguished Toastmaster, masterfully tells a magical story of “Rose Beauty”, a Turkish folk tale. Shu Bartholomew, also a Distinguished Toastmaster, the past president and co-founder of the Prime Time Toastmaster club, and a radio show producer at Fairfax Public Access, shares her memories of visiting Turkey as a teenager.

 

 

Kalimasada

Kalimasada serves as a form of healing, self-defense and exercise. It also teaches and challenges its practitioners to channel their breathing more effectively, improving their overall energy levels and health. Chairperson of Kalimasada USA, Meitie Wilson, tells the intricate philosophy of Kalimasada.

 

Holiday Traditions Around the World Click on the picture to watch the video

Holiday Traditions Around the World
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Holiday Traditions Around the World: A Prime Time Toastmasters Special! Andrea Candela speaks of fascinating New Year traditions around the world, and Distinguished Toasmaster (DTM) Paul White speaks of the differences of religious holiday traditions that in reality unite humanity. Toastmasters International has over 292,000 clubs worldwide and is dedicated to helping its members improve their speaking and leadership skills. Primetime Toastmasters is a unique multimedia club among these thousands and is composed of committed, diverse, and friendly individuals who convene biweekly at Fairfax Public Access in Fairfax, VA.

 

Cross-Culture and Immigration

Ebony-Nicole Kelly and Goksin CArey

Ebony-Nicole Kelly and Goksin CArey

Ebony-Nicole Kelly, cross-cultural education specialist, shares her love of Turkey, speaks about her travels while in Turkey, her experiences, and working in an international school as well as her volunteer service for the American Turkish Association of Washington DC (ATA-DC).

 

 

 

Mark Meirowitz (on the right) with President of TRNC Derviş Eroğlu

Mark Meirowitz (on the right) with President of TRNC Derviş Eroğlu

Mark Meirowitz talks about his trip to Northern Cyprus in Summer of 2012. Mark is an attorney who holds a doctorate in politics and teaches politics, history, and English at a number of colleges in New York.

 

 

 

 

Goksin Carey and Efe

Attorney Efe Potoroglu, partner at Butzel Long Tighe Patton PLLC, provides an informative and very straightforward account of the much-anticipated immigration reform bill and its implications. Age, level of education, and the type of employment are all factors that will be taken into consideration when issuing green cards if this bill is to pass.

 

Sit back and relax this holiday season, and enjoy these online TATV programs on your favorite media player.

Thank you for your continued support. Best wishes for 2014!

Turkish American TV Production Team

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Best Wishes for 2014

Best Wishes for 2014!

Best Wishes for 2014!

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Holiday Traditions

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Holiday Traditions Around the World

The holidays are always a joyous occasion. Knowing this, the Primetime Toastmasters at Fairfax Public Access (FPA) decided to take the “fun-notch” up one more level by presenting their artfully crafted speeches at FPA Studio. Andrea Candela speaks of fascinating New Year traditions around the world, and Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Paul White speaks of the differences of religious holiday traditions that in reality unite humanity.

Holiday Traditions Around the World Click on the picture to watch the video

Holiday Traditions Around the World
Click on the picture to watch the video

Toastmasters International has over 292,000 clubs worldwide and is dedicated to helping its members improve their speaking and leadership skills. Primetime Toastmasters is a unique multimedia club among these thousands and is composed of committed, diverse, and friendly individuals who convene biweekly at Fairfax Public Access in Fairfax, VA.

In the second part of the program, enjoy the music videos of Turkish Pop Music legends: Nilüfer and Tarkan. Courtesy of Nilüfer Prodüksiyon and Hitt Müzik & Prodüksiyon.

For the broadcasting schedule, please check http://turkishamericantv.org/program

To watch this show on the Internet, please visit http://turkishamericantv.org/episode-96

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Washington DC Turkish Festival 2013

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The 11th Annual Turkish Festival in DC

Washington DC Turkish Festival 2013

On Sunday, September 29, 2013, the Annual Washington DC Turkish Festival brought thousands in downtown  DC to celebrate Turkish culture, heritage, and friendship between Turkish and American people. This video shows the festival’s magnetic performances, covering traditional and vibrant dances from all over Turkey, the Turkic world, to the Turkish Youth Jazz Ensemble and Blues Alley Youth Orchestra!

The program also covers the delectable foods, colorful tents featuring fabulous artworks from Turkey, coffee-reading, and happy festival-goers.

Relive the magic of the 11th Turkish festival or attend it for the first time by watching this episode.

For the broadcasting schedule, please check http://turkishamericantv.org/program

To watch this show on the Internet, please visit http://turkishamericantv.org/episode-95

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Turkish Republic celebrating 90th anniversary

CUMHURİYETİMİZİN 90. YILI KUTLU OLSUN

CUMHURİYETİMİZİN 90. YILI KUTLU OLSUN

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Celebrating 9th Season of Broadcasting

Award-winning Turkish-American TV Celebrates the 9th Season of Broadcasting and Community Outreach!

TATV Celebrating 9th Year

TATV Celebrating 9th Year

TATV aired its first program on September 26, 2005 in Fairfax, VA. Produced by a group of dedicated and talented volunteers, Turkish-American TV programs received four community service awards for presenting Turkish life and culture through carefully selected interviews, music, art and dance perfo…rmances, and historical and cultural documentaries. TATV also received a “Top Producer” award from Fairfax Public Access (FPA) and “Excellence in Media” award from the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA).

The TATV programs are aired by Community TVs in Arlington and Fairfax Counties in Virginia, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, and Mountain View, Cupertino, Los Altos, and all San Francisco Bay area cities in California. Turkish-American TV programs are also available on the Internet for world-wide viewers.

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Pemusatan Kalimasada: An Inner Energy Cultivation Practice

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Kalimasada: The Art of Energy Healing

Amid several well-known Eastern martial arts and meditative practices like Tai-chi, Tae Kwan Do, Karate, Kung fu, Judo, Qigong and Yoga, lays another ancient art-form waiting to be embraced by the masses as the others have been. Kalimasada, an Indonesian martial art, was guarded as a family secret for 200 years until an heir to this legacy decided to reveal it to the public in 1991.

Kalimasada

Meitie Wilson, the chairwoman of Pemusatan
Kalimasada USA, with Goksin Carey

Kalimasada serves as a form of healing, self-defense and exercise. It also teaches and challenges its practitioners to channel their breathing more effectively, improving their overall energy levels and health. It comprises of various levels and an intricate philosophy as the Chairperson of Kalimasada USA, Meitie Wilson, explains in this video.

This Indonesian martial art has inspired Turkish-American Esin Reinhart to form Kalimasada DC, a group primarily consisting of but not exclusive to active Turkish-American practitioners in the nation’s capital. The group attests to the significant benefits they’ve experienced from practicing Kalimasada.

Learn about this martial art that is still considered a secret for many! This episode just might hold the key to unleashing your potential.

For the broadcasting schedule, please check http://turkishamericantv.org/program

To watch this show on the Internet, please visit http://turkishamericantv.org/episode-94

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Musician Couple and Sharing Love of Turkey

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Nazan & Utar and Their Captivating Music

Nazan and Utar in TATV Studio

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Nazan Nihal derives the inspiration behind her music through the real-life experiences of others as well as classical Turkish songs. Nazan’s songs are a form of storytelling that express the dynamics of relationships. Furthermore, her song “Paket” translated to “Package” in English garnered her an award in Turkey. Among her accomplishments is a PhD in pharmacy. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband, Utar Artun.

Composer, film scorer and jazz pianist Utar Artun, began his education in percussion at Hacettepe University, Ankara State Conservatory, graduating in 2008. Following graduation, he pursued his education at Berklee College of Music in Boston and earned several prestigious awards. The husband and wife team are working on  collaborative projects, as our host Goksin Carey puts it they “complete each other.”

Ebony-Nicole Kelly and Goksin Carey

Ebony-Nicole Kelly and Goksin Carey

The music video clips of the loving couple are followed by an interview with Ebony-Nicole Kelly, a cross cultural specialist who is deeply in love with Turkey! She relays her experience in working with elementary, middle and high school students in the Montgomery school system  as well as her teaching-abroad endeavor. Ebony-Nicole is a very active member of the American Turkish Association of Washington DC (ATA-DC).

For the broadcasting schedule, please check http://turkishamericantv.org/program

To watch this show on the Internet, please visit http://turkishamericantv.org/episode-93

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