Mehmet Akkurt wanted to bring genuine baklava from the Antep region of Turkey to the U.S., so he imported all the ingredients, and brought a pastry chef here, to make the famous Turkish dessert.
New York City plans to expand the number of languages in which voter registration forms will be available by adding Russian, Urdu, Haitian Creole, French and Arabic to the existing English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Bangla forms.
Tribeca Trib reports on a new exhibit depicting Little Syria, a community long gone from Lower Manhattan.
Turkish nationals and Americans joined in a vigil at Union Square the evening of June 29 to mourn and honor the dead and wounded from the terrorist attack at Istanbul Atatürk Airport.
Krinos Foods, which imports, distributes and manufactures Greek and Mediterranean foods, has just opened a new headquarters and expanded facility in the Bronx, with support from the NYC Economic Development Corp. and Industrial Development Agency.
Hakki Akdeniz is a Turkish pizza maker who’s built a miniempire in New York City.
Turkish Americans marked the Turkish Day Parade on May 21.
The small Kurdish diaspora in the U.S. has become more active and vocal about violence against Kurds in Turkey.
Kalustyan’s, opened in 1944 as an Armenian grocery and evolved into a Middle Eastern and South Asian foods purveyor. Now, with its latest expansion and third set of owners, it offers an extraordinary range and variety of specialty foods that make it the go-to source for famous chefs and food-lovers.
Musical influences from Iran, Egypt, India and Turkey can be detected in the works by young first- and second-generation composers to be performed by the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall on April 1.
Nearly 1,000 people gathered at Prospect Park on March 26 for the Gaza 5K, sponsored by UNRWA-USA to raise money to support mental health counseling for children in Gaza.
In Turkey, the government is silencing its critics amid political ferment, a bombing and the refugee crisis. Turks in NYC worry about the future of civil liberties at home.
The New York City Council’s Health Committee is considering restrictions on hookah lounges. Queen Chronicle reports on some local business reaction, and arguments in favor of the new restrictions.
Algerian-born Ali Bekki describes the life and challenges of an Arabic and French language translator and interpreter in New York.
The NYC Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee held an interfaith meeting at the Islamic Cultural Center on the Upper East Side on Feb. 25.