DECEMBER

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Healthy Desserts

Winner of 2015 Gourmand Awards, chef Omur Akkor prepared Ottoman dishes for the royal family in Malaysia, in a first-ever cook-off with Queen Azizah Aminah Iskandariah.

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Dünyanın Uyanışı

An adaptation of this first book by Boybas launches this week on Netflix, entitled 'The Gift', a story about a painter unearthing universal secrets about an Anatolian archaeological site.

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Miss Universe

Turkish-British synth-pop talent Nilufer Yanya's debut album 'Miss Universe' holds many musical gems, that blend with indie and jazz sounds.

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Istikrarli Hayal Hakikattir

Winner of the "2019 Best Artist of the Year" award by the British music magazine Songlines, Gaye Su Akyol's third album is a fine example of Anatolian Folk Rock Revival.

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Rapper Eypio sings the emotional theme song of the Naim Suleymanoğlu biopic. The lyrics resonate the struggles of the legendary Turkish-Bulgarian world and Olympics champion weightlifter.

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CELEBRITIES

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Basri Doğan
JOURNALIST

Living under death threats for his Gulen cult connections, journalist Doğan is awarded the Royal Medal of Honor for his 28 years of community work and integration efforts in the Turkish-Dutch media.

AMSTERDAM, NL
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Ayça Şırvancı
accountant

Having served as Deputy Comptroller for 3 years, Turkish-American Şırvancı won the runoff election for City Comptroller in Milwaukee with over 50% of the vote in a tightly contested race.

Milwaukee, WI, USA
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Veysel Ok
ATTORNEY

Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) co-director lawyer Veysel Ok receives the 2020 Freedom of Expression award in the campaigning category for defending journalists in Turkey.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY
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Mehmet Çilingiroğlu
CARDIOLOGIST

Boasting numerous academic affiliations in the US, Turkish-American doctor Çilingiroğlu is one of the key reference on Turkish television. The ongoing Coronavirus coverage made him a household name.

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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Aynur Bayazıt
TEACHER

Teaching disadvantaged kindergarteners, Bayazıt is shortlisted among 12,000 nominations in 140 countries for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, in partnership with UNESCO.

KIRŞEHIR, TURKEY
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Uğur Şahin
IMMUNOLOGIST

Turkish-German scientist Sahin's immunotherapy company BioNTech is teaming up with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to develop and distribute a vaccine for Coronavirus (Covid-19).

MAINZ, GERMANY
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Özlem Türeci
SCIENTIST

Turkish-German scientist Tureci serves as the Chief Medical Officer at her husband Ugur Sahin's immunotherapy company BioNTech, developing a vaccine for Coronavirus.

MAINZ, GERMANY
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Emre Eren Korkmaz
RESEARCHER

Post-doctoral researcher in migration and refugees at University of Oxford, Korkmaz’s work 'Memoirs in my suitcase' on Turkish immigrants is on exhibit at the Pitt Rivers Museum in London.

LONDON, UK
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Yosun Denizeri
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER

With more than 20 years of experience in implementing planning, pricing and optimization solutions in global companies in U.S. and Europe, Denizeri made it to this year's Pro's to Know list.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA
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Somer Sivrioglu
RESTAURANTEUR

Owner of two restaurants, Efendy and Anason in Sydney, chef Sivrioglu published his second cookbook, 'Anatolia: Adventures in Turkish Eating', a fascinating culinary travel guide on Turkish cuisine.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
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