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

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The Art of the Qur’an

A major exhibition of Qu’rans from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts in Istanbul, Turkey was held at the Freer | Sackler gallery in Washington D.C. from Oct. 22, 2016 – February 20, 2017.  

The exhibition featured 50 of the most important Qu’rans from the museum’s collection and represented a wide diversity in both geographic origin and time of creation. Qu’rans from as far afield as western Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and Egypt were exhibited.

An international conference was held in conjunction with the exhibit with scholars in attendance from all over the world.

The exhibit garnered wide interest and was attended by a variety of visitors from all regions of the United States representing all faiths.

TATV interviewed Simon Rettig, Assistant Curator of Islamic Arts in the Freer | Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution.

A landmark exhibition at the Freer | Sackler. The first of its kind in the United States.

#artofquran asia.si.edu/artofquran

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2016 Youth Video Contest Award Ceremony

2016 Youth Video Contest Winners

The winners of the 2016 Youth Video Contest with the theme of “Peace and Harmony” received their awards on Sunday, December 18, 2016 in Fairfax, Virginia, with a red carpet reception and ceremony.

The First Place Award Winner Rhashad El

The First Place Award Winner Rhashad El received the good news via video conference while at his home in Henry County, McDonough, Georgia. His inspiring and humorous video is titled as “The Look Within“.

The Second Place Award Winner Olivia Colombo

The Second Place Award Winner Olivia Colombo is from Kingston, Massachussetts. Her winning video is titled as “What does PEACE & HARMONY mean to me?“. Tuğba Erpek, the TATV Director of PR, accepted the Award on Olivia’s behalf since she could not join the ceremony.

The Third Place Award Winner Alex Bougher

The Third Place Award Winner Alex Bougher is from Bloomington, Indiana. Her video is titled as Turk(ish)“, an amazing intercultural story of Caleb Farley who spent his childhood years in Ankara, Turkey. ATA-DC Past-President Demet Cabbar presented the award to Suzan Ok who received it on behalf of Alex since she was was not able to attend the Ceremony.

TATV program host Özge Övün-Sert was the Emcee for the 2016 Youth Video Contest Award Ceremony.

 

 

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Peace and Harmony Video Contest Winners

2016 Youth Video Contest Winners

The winners of the 2016 Youth Video Contest with the theme of “Peace and Harmony” received their awards on Sunday, December 18, 2016 in Fairfax, Virginia, with a red carpet reception and ceremony.

The First Place Award Winner Rhashad El received the good news via video conference while at his home in Henry County, McDonough, Georgia. His inspiring and humorous video is titled as “The Look Within“.

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The 2016 Youth Video Contest Winner Rashad El

The Second Place Award Winner Olivia Colombo is from Kingston, Massachussetts. Her winning video is titled as “What does PEACE & HARMONY mean to me?“.

The 2nd Place Winner Olivia Colombo

The 2nd Place Winner Olivia Colombo

The Third Place Award Winner Alex Bougher is from Bloomington, Indiana. Her video is titled as Turk(ish)“, an amazing intercultural story of Caleb Farley who spent his childhood years in Ankara, Turkey.

Alex Bougher

The 3rd Place Award Winner Alex Bougher

Bora Toksoz with his video “Three Weeks Made Forever” and Thomas Chester with his video “Spiders” received Special Jury Recognition for their excellent video creations.

Congratulations to Contest Finalists! We are grateful to all contest participants who made a very important contribution to the understanding of “Peace and Harmony” from youth perspective with their artistic video productions and lovely stories. Thank you!

#Youth4Peace #PeaceVideoContest

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A City and A Hotel

Turkish American Television Presents

The Story of A City and A Hotel: İstanbul Hilton

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus: A Historic Landmark and a Cultural Inheritance

“The Story of A City and A Hotel: İstanbul Hilton” is a documentary looking back the history of 61 year of a landmark. Director Özgür Önurme, Producer Serhat Yılmaz. Courtesy of Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus.

One can find and feel the Peace and Harmony in a neighborhood park. The program continues with a demo video for the #PeaceVideoContest

TATV takes you to the Harvest Show at Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Garden in Las Vegas.

To watch this program on the Internet, please visit
http://turkishamericantv.org/episode-109

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

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Youth Video Contest 2016 Finalists

facebook-cover-tatv-videocontest828x313PRESS RELEASE

2016 Youth Video Contest Finalists
Washington, DC
December 16, 2016

The American Turkish Association of DC (ATA-DC)  and Turkish American TV (TATV) launched the Youth Video Contest on the theme of “Peace and Harmony” in September 2016. Youth 29 year of age or younger submitted their video creations by November 30, 2016 from all parts of the United States of America.

We are pleased to announce that five of the contestants were selected as finalists by a jury of media professionals, videographers, digital storytellers, and TV producers. The winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony on Sunday, December 18, 2016 in Fairfax, Virginia.

The 2016 Youth Video Contest Finalists are:
“Turk(ish)” by Alex Bougher
“Spiders” by Thomas Chester
“What does Peace & Harmony mean to me?” by Olivia Colombo
The Look Within” by Rhashad El
“Three Weeks Made Forever” by Bora Toksoz

Awards:
Top three videos will receive cash prizes: $1000 for first-place, $500 for second-place, and $250 for third-place.

Two finalists will receive Special Jury Recognition Certificate.

All other 2016 Youth Video Contest participants will be offered “one hour” professional video production tutoring, training, or consulting free of charge from the TATV video production staff or industry partners who are experts in their field of specialty.

Our Video Contest encourages youth to engage with videography, audio-visual arts, and journalism. For more information about the Video Contest Rules, please visit turkishamericantv.org.

For information about the 2016 Youth Video Contest, please contact info@turkishamericantv.org

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The American Turkish Association of Washington, DC (ATA-DC) has served the Turkish-American Community since 1965. ATA-DC’s mission is to promote Turkish culture in the U.S. and build friendship between Turkish and American people in the Washington DC metro area through educational, social, and cultural activities.

Turkish American TV (TATV), the award winning voice of the Turkish-American community, was founded in September 2005 with the mission of bringing educational and entertaining programs about art, music, culture, science, and community life to the United States.

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Verdi’s Ernani Opera Premiers in Istanbul

Turkish American TV Proudly Presents

“Ernani” in Istanbul

Renowned Italian composer G. Verdi’s opera Ernani is staged by İstanbul State Opera and Ballet in Turkey after 170 years. Ernani, based on the play “Hernani” by Victor Hugo, was first performed in 1844 in Venice and was premiered in Istanbul for the first time in 1846 by Italian performers.

TATV exclusive!

The Istanbul State Opera and Ballet performs “Ernani” at the Süreyya Opera Theater in Kadıköy.

Ernani became Verdi’s most popular opera until it was superseded by Il trovatore after 1853. It is the first opera recorded completely in 1904.

TATV exclusively interviewed Suat Arıkan, the director of İstanbul State Opera and Bale; Zdravko Lazarov, one of the orchestra conductors of Ernani; bass Zafer Erdaş; baritone Cengiz Sayın; and sopranos Evren Ekşioğlu and Burçin Savigne. Mr. Arıkan highlighted that “the Ernani is a difficult opera since it relies heavily on music and singing rather than acting. Therefore singers must have powerful voices. Fortunately, we have a wealth of very talented sopranos, tenors, baritones, and bass in this production.”

Turkish Art and Theater critic Hayati Asılyazıcı also pointed out “the deep rooted opera tradition in Turkey” since the Italian performers staged almost all of the Verdi’s Operas in Istanbul during the 19th century.

Please click here to watch the historic documentary video in Turkish.

A multi-national production, Ernani, is on stage at  the Süreyya Opera Theater in Kadıköy until December 17, 2016.

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Youth Video Contest 2016 Entries

“Peace and Harmony” according to the youth.

Check out their captivating videos.

The winners of the contest will be announced at the 2016 Youth Video Contest Awards Ceremony on Sunday, December 18th.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Click on the picture to watch the Harvest show at Bellagio's conservatory and botanical garden.

Click on the picture to watch the Harvest show at Bellagio’s conservatory and botanical garden.

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Why Peace and Harmony?

video contest 2016
Video Contest encourages youth to engage with videography, audio-visual arts, and journalism. The contest is open to youth 29 years of age or younger living in the United States. The winning videos will be awarded $1000 for the first-place, $500 the second-place, and $250 third-place cash prize. The video submissions are accepted until midnight Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

For more information about the Video Contest Rules please visit turkishamericantv.org.

Why Peace and Harmony?

Peace is a strong sense of unity with oneself and within one’s own environment. Harmony is a deep and fulfilling connection with nature and with others. Together, Peace and Harmony allow us to overcome life’s obstacles and celebrate life’s joys. With Peace and Harmony, we let go of our egos and open our minds and hearts to the wonderful diversity that surrounds us. As today’s youth, we have the unique opportunity to shape the world into a more peaceful and harmonious place for ourselves and for future generations. When we communicate with love instead of hate, search for understanding instead of blame, and work towards lifting others up instead of putting them down, we are one step closer to achieving Peace and Harmony.

For information about the 2016 Youth Video Contest, please contact info@turkishamericantv.org

#PeaceVideoContest

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