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723625b4c6bf41bab538e2feb8ae0750-4463e5f007c74b8ba43f9cd0e2a9ac84-e52bcbeb03843331680f6a706700c9e2The Turkish-American community condemns detentions of Ekrem Dumanli, editor-in-chief of highest circulating newspaper in Turkey, Zaman daily, Hidayet Karaca, chief executive of Samanyolu Media Group, and dozens of others, on phony charges, as a blatant breach of press freedom and rule of law.

Dumanlı and Karaca were detained along with more than 20 people in a nationwide operation early on Sunday, December 14, 2014. A list of suspects to be detained, released by İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor's Office, shows that a total of 32 people are to be detained.

The suspects are accused of "forming, leading or being a member of an armed terrorist organization," "forgery" and "slander," according to a statement released by the prosecutor's office.

Dialog Institute of Southwest and Raindrop Turkish House Celebrate Thanksgiving Early


Community members in Bryan and College Station gathered and enjoyed at Raindrop Turkish House Friday for an early Thanksgiving dinner on 21st November, 2014. Dialog Institute and Raindrop Foundation teamed up to host the meal together for the purpose of uniting community members on a common value like thanksgiving. More than 80 participants from various cultural and faith backgrounds attended the event.

Ladies Night Featured TAMU Women Chorus

ladies night 1The 3rd Ladies Night of the fall season was held at the Raindrop Turkish House on Friday, November 14, 2014. After curving the turkey and sharing the Thanksgiving dinner, TAMU Women Chorus performed their four best songs including the most liked one: “I Believe”. MC of the program was F.Stringer who is one of the familiar faces at Raindrop.

The theme of the Ladies Night was Thanksgiving. P.Engler, who is a retired Director of Education for Bryan First Presbyterian Church, shared a Thanks Living presentation. Ms.Engler pointed a different perspective to Thanksgiving Celebration. The program continued with a brief Noah’s Pudding Presentation by Raindrop volunteer E.Kayak, door prize, and Thanksgiving taboo and naming food games. About 80 people who attended the Ladies Night tasted Noah’s Pudding and Turkish coffee at the end of the program.

Homeschooling was discussed at Ladies' Night

2014-10-17 - coffeenight -1 2nd Ladies coffee night of the fall season was on Oct. 10th.While eating a Turkish meal, we enjoyed listening Kathryn Taylor who is a former public school teacher. She talked about homeschooling and shared her own experience. A raindrop volunteer shared a presentation about the national and religious festivals in Turkey. Ladies night continued with karaoke and balloon game. Next one is on Nov. 14th (always 2nd Friday of the month) @ 6pm. Please mark your

Raindrop Cooking Class on October 18th


cuisineclass-10-18-2014Here is the table from the first cooking class.The whole menu was vegetarian; zucchini patties, spinach pastry, bulgur pilaf. Next cooking class is on Oct. 18 @ 11 am with beef sauté and rice with chickpeas. Don't miss it!

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