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Raindrop Turkish Language Class participants received their certificates


23.05.2015 16:29:18: Beste Chentler: Raindrop Turkish Language Class participants received their certificates on May 19th, 2015 with a small ceremony. Turkish classes are offered annually September through May on Saturdays at the Raindrop Turkish Cultural Center. "It has been so much fun learning Turkish and Turkish culture and the knowledge acquired from the language courses help me a lot on my trips to Turkey," said Haley Shields, Turkish Class participant.

Salam 2 - Journey to the Spring ( Selam 2 - Bahara Yolculuk )

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 1.13.07 PMYou and your family are invited to the Special Screening of Turkish Movie titled “Selam 2 - Bahara Yolculuk” “Salam - Journey to the Spring” in Turkish with English subtitle.

Saturday, May 16, 2015  9:00 pm.

AMC Theater 2949 Dunvale Road, Houston, TX 77063

No kids below 6 are allowed.

Please purchase your online ticket from www.selam2.eventbrite.com

Earthquake Help Campaign for the victims in Nepal

NEPAL-704x318An earthquake hit densely populated capitol Kathmandu area in Nepal around noon on Saturday. The international airport in the city was shut down several hours adding on the chaos. Authorities said Sunday that at least 2,000 people were killed, all but 60 of them in Nepal. At least 721 of them died in Kathmandu alone, The Associated Press reported.

Apollo Preview Musical Concert with Erberk Eryilmaz and Ismail Lumanovski


You are cordially invited to the Apollo Preview Musical Concert by Composer Erberk Eryilmaz and Clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski . Erberk Eryilmaz is a famous Turkish-born winning Composer of Apollo's 2014 International Commissioning Contest. For more information about Mr. Eryilmaz http://www.erberkeryilmaz.com/

Lumanovski is a famous Turkish/Roman Clarinets who is the founder of the Newyork Gypsy All-Stars. For more information about Mr.Lumanovski, 


We thank to Apollo Chambers for bringing Composer Erberk Eryilmaz and Clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski to our center

Where: Istanbul Conference Center

9301 West Bellfort Ave. Houston,Texas 77031

When:   Thursday April 30, 2015  7:00 PM.- 8:30 PM.   


RSVP :  http://turkishhousemusical.eventbrite.com

Please RSVP by April 28, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

Come and join us for family fun event! 

CALL 713-517-3463 FOR QUESTIONS!


Can't miss season-finale concert! Roma Folk Lyricism

apolloRaindrop Turkish House is proudly sponsored the Apollo Chamber Players.

Program includes the WORLD PREMIERE of Thracian Airs of Besime Sultan by Erberk Eryilmaz

Apollo Chamber Players presents: Roma Folk Lyricism

Friday, May 1, 2015 | 8:00pm

Duncan Recital Hall, Shepherd School of Music (Rice University)

Tickets: HALF PRICE ($15, normally $30) for Raindrop Turkish House members and friends

Use promo code TURKISH (all caps) at checkout. 

Tickets here 


loveisaverb2015We are very pleased to announce the upcoming event on Thursday April 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm. at our center. The Dialogue Institute of the Southwest would like to cordially invite you to the special movie screening of "Love Is a Verb", which is the examination of a social movement of Sufi-inspired Sunni Muslims that began in Turkey in the 1960's and now spans across the globe. The group is called Hizmet, the Turkish word for "service" or The Gülen Movement after its inspiration and teacher, Fethullah Gülen, a man TIME magazine named as one of the most influential leaders in the world in 2013 for "...preaching a message of tolerance." 

Come and Join us for the Houston Nowruz Festival, March 20-21,2015 (11:00 am-8:00 pm.) at Turquoise Center!


nevruzOur Umbrella organization TCAE (Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians) cordially invites you to join us in the annual 2015 Nowruz Festival which will be held Saturday, March 21st through Sunday March 22nd, 2015 at the Turquoise Center (located 9301 West Bellfort Ave, Houston, Texas, 77031) between 11:00am and 8:00pm! You can watch our introduction video of the upcoming Nowruz Festival at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjEBbJBkcM0&sns=tw.  Samples of traditional cuisine will be featured from different Eurasian countries which include Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Bosnia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. Traditional live shows and cultural performances, fun games for kids, live music, traditional folk dances, and soccer games will be arranged as part of the festival! The Nowruz Festival is one that aims to celebrate the coming of spring as well as unite the people of the world!Nowruz has been observed for more than 3,000 years and has been mostly celebrated on the day of the spring equinox, which is the term used to explain the day when sun shines directly to the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal all over the world.  Before Nowruz gained universal recognition, its geography was vast yet mostly limited to Central Asia and the Middle East. Nowruz is now a deeply rooted traditional celebration amongst the entire Turkic world.

Ladies’ Coffee Night on Thursday March 12th, 2015


coffee nightWe cordially invite you to Ladies’ Coffee Night on Thursday March 12th, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Turquoise Center 9301 West Bellfort Ave. Houston,Texas 7703.

The topic of the Month will be Empowering Women Through Honey Bee Farming. The keynote speaker will be Crystal Montanez Baylor, Executive Director of Hashoo Foundation USA.

As always, distinguished guests, delicious food from Turkish cuisine, great hospitality, fun activities, games and more….

See her presentation from Ted Talk!


Please RSVP from the following link:





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.

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