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Silk Road Festival is on the way!

Dear Friends,

Silk Road Festival is on the way!
The Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians in collaboration with
Raindrop Foundation are organizing Silk Road Festival on October 4-7, 2012
between 10:00 am. and 10:00 pm. at Stafford Center, 10505 Cash Rd.
Stafford, TX 77477.

Highlights will be:

Nowruz Spring Festival

Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians cordially invites you to the 
"Nowruz Spring Festival" in San Antonio on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 
from 6:30 pm to 10 pm at Raindrop Turkish House

Admission Fee: Free
Parking Free

Raindrop Turkish House
4337 Vance Jackson Rd.Ste#203, San Antonio, TX, 78230

Cuisines from Central Asia, Cultural Foods,doner (gyro), kofte (meat ball), 
Anatolian salad, dolma, sarma, baklava, pilaf and many foods
Mediterranean and Balkanic countries Shows and Performances 
Fun Games for Kids Competitions Folk Dances Live Music

Turkish people need your help! Strong Quake Shakes Eastern Part of Turkey

At 1:41 p.m. (5:41 a.m. CT) on Sunday, October 23, a quake with a magnitude of 7.2 hit Van province of Turkey near the border of Iran.

According to TRT, state-run network, 59 people were killed and 150 were injured in Ercis. 25 people were also killed in provincial capital also named Van. One other person was reported dead in Bitlis. However, officials fear that 1000 people may have been killed by the earthquake. We have received many calls and emails from the community expressing sympathy. We are very saddened by this disaster and extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to those who lost their loved ones. May God comfort them at this difficult time.

Book Signing with Jim Harrington



   The Raindrop Turkish House will organize a book signing event with Jim Harrington, Director of Texas Civil Rights Project and Adjunct Professor  at UT School of Law on September,17, 2011 at 10:00 Am. Mr.Harrington will give an overview of his book "Wrestling with Free Speech, Religious Freedom, and Democracy in Turkey"

     "From the Foreword: Harrington tells a story that illuminates two of the most important issues of our time. The way he tells the story and the sources on which he has relied represent the best kind of historical research and analysis. Jim Harrington is one my heroes for he has spent more than four decades in the struggle for human rights.

Preventing another September 11

IMG_4964On September 9th 2011, Friday, Raindrop Turkish House hosted Representative Joe Farias and Turkish-American friends at Raindrop Turkish House. Representative Joe Farias gave a speech about his memories and  how to build peaceful world and prevent another September 11. The event organized by Raindrop Turkish House took place at the Raindrop Turkish Cultural Center. There were about 50 people who attended to the dinner.

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