Open Door – World Premiere

Turkish American TV Proudly presents

Open Door

A World Premiere

Open Door documentary series, directed by Mehmet M. POLAT, brings to light the stories of those who took refuge in Anatolia; the land of the Ottomans and the Turkish Republic. The documentary shows that since the creation of the Ottoman Empire these lands have never closed it’s doors to the people looking for refuge.

The documentary also shows how friendships have established through these people and the contribution of these  refugees and asylum seekers to the economy, the social and cultural life of Turkey.

Courtesy of Mehmet M. Polat

There is little dramatic structure as possible however historical facts are put forward through human stories.

Globally for first time, TATV viewers can watch Open Door only on cable TV channels in metropolitan Washington area starting November 22, 2017 at 8 PM  aired by AIM – Arlington Independent Media.

For more information on broadcasting dates and time please visit Open Door Program page.

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2017 Teens Dream Video Contest Accepting Applications

Inviting all the teens around the globe to
participate in the Teens Dream video contest!

Video entries will be accepted from Saturday September 30th and run through January 5th 2018.

Start working now on your 2 min or less dream video as it relates to one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals!  Please read the contest rules here.

Enter to win up to $5oo and a trip to Washington, D.C.

For more information about the contest please visit http://www.teensdreamcolab.org/teens-dream-video-competition/

TATV is the proud media sponsor of Teens Dream Collaborative.

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Teens Dream Annual Celebration

Celebrate Teens Globally on Sustainable Development Goals!

On Sept 30th 2017, Teens Dream hosted its 3rd annual celebration honoring the 2016 winners of its video competition celebrating teens who express their dreams as they relate to one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

William and Ronan from France on addressing food waste, Elizabeth from the UK on peace through equality, Harrison and Charlie from California on beach clean up, Adri from Georgia on quality education, Austin from Connecticut on better relations between cops and citizens, Sophia from Maryland on entertainment for change, Sanjana from California on helping girls get into programming, Max from New Zealand on cleaning up rivers, and Grand Prize winner Elena from the United Kingdom on responsible consumption and production!  All of them were matched with amazing mentors and virtual Dream Hubs are being developed to connect teens around the SDGs globally here.  

The celebration, led by Teens Dream teen co creators and attended by over 85 people, honored each of the 9 winners by showcasing their videos and hearing their comments along with their mentors.  This was followed by table top conversations about each of their dreams and a song created by last year’s grand prize winner JAYO and this year’s winner Sophia Alfred which kicked off this year’s competition!   

The Teens Dream goal is to connect teens to work for change around each of the SDGs.

Teens around the globe can now submit to the Teens Dream video competition up until Jan 5th 2018 here where teens relate their dreams in a short 2 minute video to one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.   You can watch a rap promo video about the SDGs created by last year’s grand prize winner JAYO.  

Teens Dream is a project of the Global Co Lab Network, a globally oriented non governmental organization which empowers youth-oriented solutions with established networks to incubate new initiatives such as Teens Dream, working in living room salons.

Turkish American TV, the media sponsor for Teens Dream, live streamed the celebration:

The celebration took place at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center,
Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA.

Linda Staheli, the Founding Director of the Global Co Lab Network, said “You are in for a real treat, this year the teens are in charge of our celebration!” in her opening speech.

For more information about Teens Dream and Global Co Lab Network please contact by email at info@globalcolab.net 

Please check out our event photo album to see more pictures from the celebration.

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15th Turkish Festival in Washington DC

Annual Turkish Festival in the Heart of D.C.

Sunday, September 24, 2017 between 11 am – 7 pm

The Festival is held on Pennsylvania Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets NW, in front of Freedom Plaza and two blocks from the White House.

TATV is a proud media sponsor of the 15th Turkish Festival in Washington DC

This year, our community-supported festival will feature the “World City of Istanbul” and aims to connect cultures once again by bringing together numerous Turkish-style artists, artisans and authentic vendors along with more than 20,000 attendees.

The 15th Turkish Festival will offer a day of free activities including folk dances, live music, authentic Turkish cuisine, fashion, arts & crafts for children. Selected as the “Best Festival” and “Best Cultural Festival” by Washington City Paper readers in the past 5 years, this premier event draws tens of thousands of Washingtonians to the streets to experience Turkey’s rich cultural history, its culinary delights, and a variety of live Turkish music and engaging folk dance performances. The festivalgoers will enjoy delicious Turkish food and traditional Turkish coffee, while browsing at the Turkish Bazaar, and watching mesmerizing stage performances. The Annual Turkish Festival’s 15th Anniversary is officially recognized by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.

For more information, please visit www.turkishfestival.org

Other festival highlights include:

Turkish Cuisine, Turkish coffee and Fortune Reading:
• Turkish cuisine from local Washington DC Turkish restaurants: Kabobs, vegetarian dishes, pastries, and desserts will be available for purchase. Turkish coffee will be offered at the ever-popular Turkish coffee house, and fortune-tellers will read fortunes from coffee grinds.

Cultural Exhibitions:
• “The Culture and Tourism Tent” will host exhibitions as well as demonstrations of Turkish arts and culture. The festival will also highlight “World City of Istanbul”.

Mini Grand Bazaar:
• More than 20 arts and crafts vendors will showcase Turkish jewelry and hand-woven textiles at the Turkish bazaar.

Arts & Crafts for Kids:
• Kids’ Tent will present Turkish culture with hands-on activities, offering children and their parents the opportunity to create unforgettable memories.

Line Dance for Peace:

• All Washingtonians are invited to join us in honoring the diverse colors and cultures of our city with traditional dances, which symbolizes peace and cultural interaction for centuries. Our volunteer-led organization cannot think of a better place to be than Washington DC, one of the most diverse cities in the United States, to create a circle of friendship to create and promote peace and tolerance. The “Line Dance for Peace” will take place around 2:30 pm in front of the main stage.

Organized by:
American Turkish Association of Washington DC (ATA-DC)

Photos and Videos from 2016 Turkish Festival:
2016 Festival Flickr Album
Line Dance for Peace Video

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Smart Glasses

One Screen to Replace Them All

TVs to laptops, smart phones to smart watches, dishwashers to toys, price labels to parking meters, digital screens are omnipresent. Anything and everything these days seem to have their own screen. What if all of these screens could be replaced by just one device?

We are well on our way. Osterhout Design Group showed the new R-8 smart glasses at AWE2017 designed to display any and all screens through their glasses. Their android based augmented reality glasses are not just lightweight and comfortable to wear, but with their crystal clear display and unobtrusive interface they have the potential to replace all of these screens at once.

In the near future, as software is being written for devices just like the R-8, users will be able to place a virtual TV on their living room wall through the glasses showing their favorite TV shows. They’ll be able to check their emails, messages, websites and all of their other communications from virtual smart phones, smart watches and laptops right where they’d like to set them up. Anywhere and everywhere they go they’ll be able to use their augmented reality glasses to give them just the right information integrated into the real world as if there was a real physical screen displaying the information right in front of them.

The promise of one screen that can do it all is just around the corner. Let’s start imagining all the fun possibilities.

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Experience Reality in a More Meaningful Way

New Smartglasses, Lens technology, Input devices, Wearable Gaming System and more announced at
AWE USA 2017

AWE (Augmented World Expo) is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) with events in the USA, Asia and Europe. Recap of the AWE USA 2017 news can be found here.

TATV was present at the AWE USA 2017 as a media to update our viewers with the latest insight on AR and VR.

According to Rikard Steiber, the President of HTC Viveport, VR is the next mass adopted medium.

“AR glasses are coming!” Robert Scoble, Author of The Fourth Transformation

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A Composer and a Film Director

Turkish American Proudly Television Presents

Ece Müniroğlu, a Composer and Pianist
and
“The Other Town” by Director Nefin Dinç

This episode of TAH features Ece Müniroğlu, a composer and pianist, and Part One of a documentary film “The Other Town”, directed by Nefin Dinc.

Passion for Orchestral Music

Ece Müniroğlu conducting

Ece Müniroglu’s musical journey began in Italy when she was seven years old and has taken her to Boston and most recently Los Angeles. She is from Istanbul, Turkey. She has a Bachelors Degree in Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music, 2016, and in Architecture from Istanbul Technical University.

THE OTHER TOWN (“ÖTEKİ KASABA”) – Part 1

The Other Town

Greek award-winning writer Hercules Millas and Turkish award-winning filmmaker Nefin Dinç join forces in this insightful, and often funny, documentary about the mutual contempt between the locals of two towns, Dimitsana in the Peloponnese region of Greece and Birgi in western Turkey. Through candid interviews with young students and senior citizens, THE OTHER TOWN, winner of the Audience Award at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, explores the ways in which hostile relations between the people of Greece and Turkey exist not so much due to their turbulent past history, but due to contemporary nationalistic mentalities and education.

To watch this program on the Internet, please visit
http://turkishamericantv.org/episode-113

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

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Conference on U.S.-Turkey Relations

The 36th Annual Conference on U.S.-Turkey Relations

The 36th Annual Conference on U.S.-Turkey Relations will convene hundreds of stakeholders and thought leaders to address key bilateral commercial and diplomatic topics on May 21-23, 2017 in Washington, DC.

For more information and registration please visit www.atctaikconference.com

Annual Conference organized by American-Turkish Council (ATC) and Turkey-U.S. Business Council (TAIK)

TATV is a proud media sponsor of the #USTurkeyConf

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“40 UNDER 40” AWARDS

40 UNDER 40 TURKISH-AMERICANS

Award Ceremony and Gala on March 17th 2017
at Marriott Marquis Times Square Hotel in New York

40 Under 40

40 Under 40 Turkish-Americans

This event will also focus on WOMEN, YOUTH and YOUTH EDUCATION issues in US, Turkey and around the world. It will be synchronized with United Nations Women CSW61 sessions.

TURKOFAMERICA Magazine selected the most influential “40 uNDER 40” list. The list includes extraordinary entrepreneurs and visionary CEOs, celebrity role models and pioneer philanthropists who are transforming the world.

TOA CONSULTING is organizing and award ceremony to honor these successful people. The event will spotlight these inspiring people and enable attendees to network with titans of Turkish-American corporations, government agencies, not-for-profits, community services, NGOs, chamber of commerce offices, private companies and individual investors.

For more information:  info@teamofamerica.us

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Tarkan rocked NYC

Tarkan Concert Flaming Hot!

Megastar Tarkan won the hearts of New Yorkers on Thursday March 2nd at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. His opening song “Ain’t gonna hurt” (“Acımayacak” in Turkish) was flaming hot with stunning high-tech stage fire effects and beaming lights. TATV captured the moment with thousands of fan cheering for Tarkan in this exclusive concert video.

Tarkan Live In US is  presented by SM Production Group

#TarkanLiveUS #TarkanAmerika

Video Courtesy of Media Art Productions

© Copyright 2017 Turkish American Television

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