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Turkish Festival in Tulsa

mainThere was a lot of attention for the 5th Annual Turkish Festival in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which Raindrop Turkish House organized.The Tulsa Branch saw 4000 visitors enjoying Turkish cultural foods, arts, Whirling Dervish, and Turkish folk dances performances.

Our most popular attractions, were the artists that came from Turkey.They included Mr. Aydin Cayir, a calligraphy artist from Istanbul, Mrs. Nuran Oner, an Ebru water marbling artist from Ankara, Ahmet Kocadag, a ceramic artist from Kutahaya, and a felt artist.

Another Highlight of the festival was Whirling Dervish performance.

The Festival endedwith the congratulations of Tulsa and Broken Arrow public servants, volunteering at the festival.

 
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soma-70F1-6B1F-1312On Tuesday, May 13th a mining disaster claimed the lives of nearly 300 miners in Soma near western Turkey. According to reports the death toll seems certain to rise, as about 100 people are still missing. The disaster was caused by a fire in the mine. Efforts were made to save the victims, however only around 100 have been rescued.The mine explosion is already being called the deadliest industrial disaster in Turkey's history. It is not just those who lost relatives and loved ones in the worst mining tragedy that Turkey has ever faced who are suffering; the whole country is mourning the deaths of the 300 mine workers killed in the disaster. On behalf of Raindrop Foundation we would like to convey our condolences to the friends and relatives of the miners and our deepest sympathies to the families. Now it is time to help the rescued miners and the families of the victims. Raindrop Foundation in collaboration with Embrace Relief has started a campaign for the people of Soma who are affected by the mining disaster. Please click the Donate button below to make an online donation or mail your checks, made payable to Embrace Relief, to 545 Interstate Pl. Carlstadt, NJ 07072

 

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Soma Mining Disaster

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Mining disaster in Soma, Turkey claimed hundreds of lives. The disaster was caused by a fire deep in the mine. Rescue attempts were made and nearly 100 miners were saved

We would like to convey our condolences to the friends and relatives of the miners and our deepest sympathies to the families.

Now it is time to help the families of the victims. Embrace Relief has started a campaign for the families affected by the Soma mining disaster

EMBRACE RELIEF-SOMA-2WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE:

1. Online Donation: Please visit our website

2. Contribute by check: Make your checks payable to:

"Embrace Relief"

Address: 545 Interstate Pl. Carlstadt, NJ 07072

 
The State of Oklahoma won First Place with their display

 

Houston Turkish OlimpiadMembers of the Oklahoma City and Tulsa Raindrop Turkish House attended the 8th Annual Turkish Culture and Language Olympiad, held at the Hobby Center in Houston, on Saturday February 15th, 2014.

Members participated in the cultural display contest by exhibiting Native American items and pictures from Oklahoma.Autumn Pritchett and Caitlyn Sloan, two members of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, were also there to help display the traditional dress for Kiowa women.

The state of Oklahoma won First Place with their display and the award was accepted on stage by Fatih Ozaydin, from Tulsa.

 
Turkish Festival 2014 Tulsa

Festival Flyer Tulsa 2014 webThis year Raindrop Turkish House will bring cultural entertainment and education to Tulsa by presenting the 5th Annual Turkish Festival.

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The Goal of this event is to familiarize the community with the work of Raindrop Turkish House as well as its’ mission in the community. The festival will feature Turkish folk dances, traditional music, water marbling art known around the world as Ebru, and many gift items, as well as original arts and crafts for sale to the public; alongside, the unforgettable and delicious Turkish Cuisine.
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The admission is FREE and the event is open to the public
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Date: Saturday, May 3rd 2014 
Venue: Raindrop Turkish House Tulsa
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(4444 W. Houston St. Also known as 81stStreet, Between Garnett and Olive).
 
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