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Save the Date for the 14th Annual International Festival of Language and Culture Southwest USA in Houston Texas.

iflctxRaindrop Foundation is happy to announce that 14th Annual International Festival of Language and Culture Southwest USA Gala will be held on Saturday February 6, 2106 from 2:00 pm. to 4:00 pm. at Hobby Center in Houston Texas.  The festival is an annual celebration and showcase for the diversity of linguistic talents from across the world. It is dedicated to cultivate and educate the youth and create a platform to share their cultural heritage with their peers around the world. It is our mission to rise on the wings of art and music and promote peace, love, and cultural encounters through the world.

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5th Annual Turkish Festival at Alamo Plaza on Saturday April 4, 2015 10:00 am.-8:00 pm.

137588805Raindrop Turkish House San Antonio branch invites you to the  5th Annual Turkish Festival at Alamo Plaza on Saturday April 4, 2015 from 10:00 am. to 8:00 pm.

Turkish bagel, Turkish tea, Turkish coffee, done gyro kebab, Turkish Ravioli, Turkish baklava, Turkish folk dance, music and more…

Admission is free

We are happy to share that our art show and cooking show was on the San Antonio news!

News 4 San Antonio News

Read More at: http://www.news4sanantonio.com/news/#.VRxiSpPF8h8

Turkish food sneak peak…

http://bit.ly/1C2POWC

https://youtu.be/uQKSjNdFxs0

Amazing Turkish Marble Art…

http://bit.ly/1EygSEA

https://youtu.be/iN3-JKrBSpc

 
STATEMENT ABOUT RECENT DETENTIONS AGAINST JOURNALISTS

 

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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Donate for SOMA!

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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Ladies Coffee Night-"Thanksgiving Special "

ThanksgivingMainRaindrop Turkish House San Antonio organized Turkish Coffee Night with theme of Thanksgiving on Friday November 8, 2013

At the beginning of program Women Association organized the event and welcome guests.

Firstly attendees watched presentations about Thanksgiving. After presentation we started table talk. Than our guests shared their  “Thanksgiving”.

Later we played a game which was enjoyable for our guests. At the end of game first three winners had special traditional gifts.

During the program we served Turkish Coffee. In addition we ate thanksgiving turkey and special Turkish foods.

At the end of the program our guests left cultural center with smiling faces. (November 27, 2013. San Antonio, TX)

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