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MILITARY LINKS

 Military.com - America's oldest operating all-military-forces website

 U.S. Army/Air Force Radio Relay History in Turkey
   beginning 1943 through 1960s.


 Map of American Duty Stations in Turkey

 The Navy CT-branch website featuring guestbooks, rosters.

 List of duty stations in Navy SecGru

 TUSLOG, a Brief History

 TUSLOG Units List

 İncirlik Alumni Association, Peggy Hyatt-Buchanan is the President/Webmaster  [link updated 12/23/2009]

 TUSLOG era American Post Offices in Turkey

 Cuban Missile Crisis in detail from National Security Archive.

 Spokesman Magazine Online  [link updated 12/23/2009]

 APO/FPO Covers Exhibit:

 Turkish Air Force Images

 National Security Agency history.

 Turkish Military ID - "The Red Book"

 Ankara High School Web Page

 Memories of the Old RBO-2 Radio

 Bainbridge Naval Training Center History

 San Diego Naval Training Center (now closed), the center is under redevelopment.

 San Diego Naval Historical Association along with History of San Diego's Boot Camp

LINKS ABOUT ATATURK

Ataturk Library - Interesting historic repository of Ataturk's papers and information, much translated into English.

TURKISH AMERICAN ACTIVITIES

 Headquarters, Assembly of Turkish American Associations,  assembly@ataa.org>

Knoxville Turkish Cultural Center, Knoxville, TN (Website).

Knoxville Turkish Cultural Center, Knoxville, TN (Facebook).

Arizona Turkish American Association, taaaz.org>info@taaz.org

 TAA California North

 TAA California South, President@excom.atasc.org

Turkish American Cultural Society of Colorado, eozkan@mines.edu

Turkish American Cultural Association of Southern New England/Connecticut, snetaca@aol.com

Florida Turkish American Association

Turkish American Cultural Association of Florida

North Florida Turkish American Cultural Association, 904-721-1734

Turkish American Cultural Association of Georgia,

Turkish American Society of Augusta and Aiken,

Turkish American Friendship Association of Hawaii

American-Turkish Association of Indiana

Turkish American Cultural Alliance of Chicago, info@tacaonline.org

Turkish American Association for Cultural Exchange in Chicago

Turkish American Association of Louisiana

Turkish American Cultural Society of New England, Inc., tacs@world.std.com

Maryland American Turkish Association, MATATURK@comcast.net

Washington Turkish Women Association, dizdaremel@hotmail.com

Turkish American Cultural Association of Michigan, president@tacam.org

Turkish American Association of Minnesota, president@taam.org

Turkish American Cultural Alliance of St. Louis, president@tacastl.org

Turkish American Association of Greater Kansas City, taakc1@aol.com

American Turkish Association of North Carolina, president@ata-nc.org

American Turkish Islamic and Cultural Center (NJ)

Karacay Turks Mosque and Cultural Association (NJ)

Young Turks Cultural Aid Society.

Turkish American Association of Central Ohio, cozmeral@columbus.rr.com

Turkish American Association of Northeastern Ohio, tasno@tasno.org

Turkish American Association of Oklahoma, aandm@galstar.com

Pittsburg Turkish American Association (PA), ptaa@ptaa.org

American Association of Houston (TX), president@atahouston.org

Turkish Americian Association of Northern Texas, turant@turant.org

Turkish American Association of San Antonio (TX), lwilson9@satx.rr.com

Turkish American Cultural Association, Washington (State), board@tacawa.org

American Turkish Association of Washington (DC), info@atadc.org

Turkish American Association of Milwaukee, korkut@earthlink.net

Turkish Culture and Folklore Society of Canada (Toronto), seyhan.nuyan@nellesautomation.com

Federation of Canadian Turkish Associations

Turk-Amerikan Dernegi-Ankara Associations, director@taa-ankara.org.tr

US-TURKEY SISTER CITIES

Houston, TX, and Istanbul
They have been sister cities since 1988!

Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Mugla, Turkiye
Sister cities working with the Wheelchairs for Peace program.

HISTORY

Whitman Ancient Theatre Archive
Incredible ancient Greek and Roman theatres throughout Turkey and Greece, many with 350-degree panoramas along with architectural information, histories and more.

Archive of Turkish Oral Narrative
Turkish narratives, music, images and more from a huge archive collected at Texas Tech University by The late Dr. Warren Stanley Walker a friend of our contributor, Andrew Hall.

About Turkish Money
Current Information.

Turkish Cultural Foundation
A fabulous and comprehensive website!

Comprehensive Turkish History Site.

Ancient coins

TURKISH ARTS

Turkish Culture is an awesome website featuring exhibits of Turkish art, architecture and all the arts.

Barewalls.  Created in 1996, Barewalls was the first company to capitalize on the tremendous potential of selling posters and prints online.  Our vast collection contains artwork from thousands of famous photographers and painters from Ansel Adams to Vincent Van Gogh.  Popular styles include Abstract art, Cubism, Impressionism, Pop Art, Renaissance, and more.  We also have over 5,000 Turkish posters and prints in our current collection!

Turkey in the Sky With Diamonds

Painters, history of Turkish Art

Fabulous site about Whirling Dervishes, this year celebrating their 800th year! They'll be touring the USA and Canada April - November 2007.

Orhan Taylon, Samsun-born artist now works in Istanbul.

Portraits of the Sultans,from 15th century!

Famous Iznik Tiles Another site: About Iznik tiles

TURKISH MEDIA & TURKEY INFO SITES

The Turkish Cultural Hour
Listen live on the Internet from KUSF-FM, San Francisco, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (8:00 p.m. EDT). Just click their "Listen Now" button to hear the broadcasts.

WOWTurkey
Fabulous and valuable site containing a picture gallery of Turkish sites along with plenty information about our favorite country.  n Turkish!

Turkey Central
And boy! is it ever! Anything you need to know about Turkey is listed here on a directory site bigger than Yahoo's!

Turkish Newspapers
Listing of most newspapers in Turkey

Wall Street Journal Turkey
Wall Street Journal's Turkish Website (in Turkish).

Turkish Magazines
Listing of most magazines in Turkey (in Turkish).

Hurriyet Newspaper Article about American Military in Turkey (1999).

Hurriyet News in English

Turkish Press Online News in English

Assembly of Turkish American Associations

Earthquake Engineering and Architectural Planning in Istanbul


INVESTMENTS

Turkish Vacation and Holiday Property For Sale
Turkey Real Estate has agents in all the major resorts to help you to find your dream Turkish property.

Real Estate in Turkey
Buy a villa or home and rent it..or live in it...$43,000 average price (38,000 Euros at present exchange rate).

Turkey Property, Antalya
Turkish Property World is a single source of free information about Turkey, the regions the Turkey property market, legal issues and helpful advice on the best way to secure your dream home.

Luxurion Real Estate Group
Turkey Property for Sale.  A great site for finding property for sale in Turkey, and easy to navigate.  This is the website you want for fantastic homes at reasonable prices.

Places Overseas
Another great site for finding real estabe for sale in Turkey.

Turkish Riviera Homes
If you are very, very rich and want a mansion, this is the site to go to.

My Favorite in Istanbul
This is my favorite "Home for Sale" in Istanbul!

My Favorite in Kalkan
This is my favorite "Home for Sale" in Kalkan!

MUSIC LIBRARY

Play some Turkish MIDI music! Click the button below and a Jukebox Player will open. Select a tune, then click the triangle to play. To end the music, click the rectangle on the player and close player by clicking on the "X" in upper right corner.

When you leave the website, be sure to close out the player, or enjoy the music throughout your time on the web.

ALSO...
Download & Play Some MP-3 Tunes:

If you served in Turkey you'll know these songs, particularly if you were there in the 1950s and '60s.

    MP3s:

CONTACT US

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REUNIONS

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HEALTH - MEDICAL - EDUCATION

(Please don't send any more requests for your links to be added here.  We have been inundated over the past two years or so with hundreds and hundreds of requests to add links to just about every charitable/volunteer foundation in America.  we're sorry we can't accomodate more links.)

 Consumer Justice Foundation.  Our site informs consumers about defective drugs and medications that are currently being prescribed to patients, and information regarding previously available drugs and products.

The Consumer Justice Foundation is thoroughly committed to educating the public about the dangers of prescriptions and defective products.  The CJF has a strong commitment to it’s daily blog section regarding current drug and consumer recalls, product dangers and more.  The CJF also features updated information concerning current developments in the medical field.

 Drug Dangers.  Senior Outreach Coordinator for providing information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications, especially for the veteran community.  Our organization aims to educate about medications and devices that are harmful to patients and provide information.

 Medical Malpractice Center.  We are a new group dedicated to providing vital information, tips, and resources to individuals and family members affected by medical negligence.

Medical malpractice is professional negligence by a healthcare provider in which the treatment provided falls below the proper standard of practice in the healthcare community.  In these cases, this neglect causes injury or death to the patient.  Doctors are the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer, and currently it is estimated that in the US alone over 225,000 people die each year from medical negligence.  Our team believes that every individual who has experienced this neglect should have access to the best information and support available.

 Addiction in the Military.  Life in the military is, by necessity, a regimented affair.  There are rules to follow concerning almost every single part of life, from haircuts and clothing to wake times and daily activities.  Personal freedom and choice are deeply restricted, as people in the service are expected to put the needs of the group above the needs of the self.

Not surprisingly, illicit drug use is remarkably low among people in the military.

In fact, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 12 percent of civilians are monthly users of illicit drugs, while only 2.3 percent of military members can say the same.

When life is restricted, few people break free to abuse drugs, but that doesn’t mean substance abuse is foreign to those who are members of the military right now, or those who have been participants in the past.  In fact, some say that there are many people in the military with addictions, but they might keep their woes hidden, due to concerns about reprisal.  This website offers links to resources that military members may access for help.

 Methadone, Suboxone, and Buprenorphine Doctors in Knoxville, TN.  Withdrawals from barbiturates such as phenobarbital, opiates such as oxycodone, or the wide variety of phsyical-dependence forming prescription drugs may be highly painful and, at times, fatal. This comprehensive directory contains 5 doctors and clinics that offer treatment for withdrawal in Knoxville, Tennessee who can help you with a fast and safe detox from alcohol, opioids, prescription painkillers, and other commonly abused substances.  To find out how you can treat your addiction confidentially, call our support hotline at 1-855-977-8268 now.

Prescribed medication, alcohol, and other substance dependency problems can seem like more than you can bear, but thousands of recovered addicts can tell you, they’re not! With the expert care of an addiction medical professional or alcohol or drug detox treatment center, you can cleanse yourself of drugs and alcohol, and find the pathway toward winning against addiction.  (Also see the main pages of:  Withdrawal.net and Treatment4Addiction.com.)

 Mesothelioma Cancer  We provide mesothelioma patients with free resources, support, education, and referrals to experienced mesothelioma doctors.

We are a current sponsor of the American Cancer Society, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Make a Wish Foundation, and the National Patient Travel Center.

We’ve also established a scholarship for high school and college students that will help further educate students of this rare cancer.

 Mesothelioma Center.  An organization devoted to assisting veterans.  Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire.

The Mesothelioma Center provides a complete list of occupations, ships, and shipyards that could have put our Veterans at risk for developing asbestos-related diseases.  Go to the website and put your mouse pointer over "Help for Veterans" to learn about VA Benefits, VA Treatment Centers, and see links to the different branches of the military.

 Mesothelioma Community  MesotheliomaHelp.org is a comprehensive resource for those affected by asbestos-related diseases.  A diagnosis of mesothelioma cancer can feel over-
whelming, but you don’t have to deal with it alone.  On this site you can find solutions and connect with others in our community.

  • Access to local treatment centers and doctors.
  • The latest information on treatment options.
  • Real stories and testimonials of survivors.

The site features information about the dangers of asbestos and information about the lesser talked about cancer which is Mesothelioma.  There are thoracic nurses who are available for chat, contact information for specialists in your area, and a helpful e-book that you can download.

 Mesothelioma Fund.  Asbestos exposure, a known cause of mesothelioma, was unavoidable for millions of veterans, whether they were deployed overseas or working in the U.S.  Up to 30 percent of all diagnosed mesothelioma cases are veterans.  Our mission is to help educate all veterans on the dangers of asbestos exposure and to also help provide service members suffering from mesothelioma the most up-to-date and accurate information on treatments, clinical trials and other patient resources.  Our goal is to partner with organizations supporting veterans to spread awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure.

Veterans are at a high risk for developing mesothelioma because asbestos was used so frequently in so many military applications.  It was nearly impossible to avoid contact with this dangerous mineral.

Asbestos could be found in housing, sleeping, and work areas.  It was used in clothing, concrete, and vehicles.  At one point, everything from electrical wiring to buildings on bases contained pounds of asbestos.  Military leaders regarded the natural mineral for its insulating abilities as well as its resistance to heat, chemicals, and fire.  Asbestos use wasn’t curtailed until the mid 1970's, long after millions of soldiers and their families had been exposed.  Veterans who served from the 1930's through the 1980's are at high risk.  Even today, those who serve overseas are at risk.

It was easy for any serviceman or woman, especially members of the U.S. Navy, to be exposed to asbestos.  In the 1930's through the 1970's, Navy leaders required that it be used on every sea vessel in an effort to modernize the fleet.  During World War II alone, more than 6,000 ships were built in shipyards in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Seattle, just to name a few.  All of the ships were heavily insulated with asbestos in all parts of the ship.

It wasn’t until the late 1970s and early 1980s that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) started controlling asbestos use and putting restrictions on it. Even though there are limits on asbestos mining in the U.S., asbestos is imported into this country by the ton. It is still widely used in all branches of the military, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. There are no laws outlawing asbestos use.

 Mesothelioma Lawsuit Center  For over 20 years our organization has been helping Veterans and others exposed to asbestos get the financial compensation they are owed.

Mesothelioma cancer affects many Veterans and we work to ensure Veterans and their families understand their legal options and get the help they need.

 Military Veterans Center  United States Military veterans make up over 30% of all patients with malignant mesothelioma, caused by exposure to asbestos.  Learn more about your benefit options with our VA-accredited claims agents, all free of charge.

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lungs or abdomen that is caused by exposure to asbestos.  In over 30% of all mesothelioma cases, asbestos exposure happened during military service.  Veterans from all branches of service are at risk, with the most common being the United States Navy and the Marines.  There are a variety of mesothelioma treatments available, as well as doctors in the VA system who are capable of treating it.

Veterans Benefits are available for people in the form of VA Disability, Aid & Attendance, and more.  Learn more about Asbestos in the military and the benefits available for you.

 Veterans Elder Abuse.  A Nursing Home Abuse Guide.  Veterans Administration community living centers are available for veterans that have served in the United States armed forces.  This guide describes the various types of Veterans Elder Abuse, including PTSD, Drug Abuse, Physical Abuse, etc., and help that is available.  There is a phone number to call for immediate help.

 Post 9/11 GI Bill.  U. S. Department of Veterans Administration, Veterans Education & Training.  Compare VA-approved institutions and review other information to choose the educational program that works best for you.

 Military Education Benefits and Programs Guide.  If you’re an honorably discharged veteran or currently serving member of the military, you have many options for funding your higher education.  Active-duty personnel and selected Reservists have access to programs like tuition assistance (TA).  Veterans, depending on when they served, can take advantage of the Montgomery GI Bill, Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program, and other aid.  There are excellent resources for military spouses and dependents as well.  Explore the sections on the website to learn about these military education benefits, find exceptional degree programs, and career paths, and discover the school that’s right for you!

 American Legion Veterans Education Center.  The American Legion is synonymous with veterans education, being instrumental in the first and most recent GI Bill's passage and helping the modern-day veteran navigate the confusing world of education benefits.  Several states offer veterans education benefits and programs of their own, in addition, or as an alternative, to federal GI Bill benefits.

 Military Child Education Coalition.  Our Mission:  To ensure inclusive, quality educational experiences for all military-connected children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.

 Guide to Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs.  The guide aims to help make the federal grants available to seniors, veterans, and disabled people much easier to understand and take advantage of, particularly for remodeling homes for accessibility.  The reason we made Expertise.com is to help people make truly better decisions by clearly laying out their options, with content written by industry experts.  Because of our non-biased approach, we’ve been a trusted source for government entities and organizations throughout the US.  Many publications and businesses already use our guides as resources for their readers.  Here are a few examples:

    State of Missouri Disability Portal, listing our resource as “Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs:  What You Need to Know".

   
Frederick County, Maryland, listing our resource as “How to Hire Home Remodelers".

TRAVEL

(For any of the websites in Turkish, if you use Google Chrome, you can have it automatically translate to English.)

Hello Turkey!
"Almost everything you'd want to know about Turkey" is here at helloturkey.net!

MyMerhaba.com
Meet people who moved from the U.S. and other countries to Turkey to live.

Turkey Central
A great website with everything about Turkey. Enjoy yourself!

Turkey Travel Planner
Tom Brosnahan of Lonely Planet guidebooks presents all the secrets and arrangements necessary for an enjoyable trip to Turkey!

Mehlika Seval Tours
Eminent historian, author, guide and advisor to travel guru Rick Steves. She knows Turkiye! And if you invite Mehli, she'll come to your town with her dynamic Slide Show Tour to amaze everyone in your audience with Turkey's beauty.

 U.S. State Department
Current Background Notes on Turkey

 City of Trabzon page (in Turkish).

 
Municipality of Izmir page.

 City of Sinop page (in Turkish).

 City of Balikesir website (in Turkish).

 Izmir City Tourism website (in Turkish).

 
Diyarbakir Photos (in Turkish), and here (in English).

 
Trabzon Information

Van, Turkey

Tourism in Turkey at LonelyPlanet.com
General touring information.

FOOD & DRINK

The Ultimate Memory:  Gazoz!  This is Uludag's Gazoz website...the most popular soft drink in Turkey is now worldwide!  (Click on "worldwide" to go to the Tulumba website where you can have Gazoz shipped to you.  (Once on the webpage, click on "EN" on the left for English, then click on "Our Products".)

Raki, the Traditional Turkish Drink.  Surely you remember Rakı!

Raki and Meyhane.  How and when to drink Rakı".  "Meyhane" is an ancient Persian word, meaning Wine House, "Mey"="Wine" and "Hane"="House", and the description is still used today in Turkey.  Raki is best served with "Mese" or "Meze", "Meze Tarifleri", an appetizer, usually eaten when drinking Raki.  (See the top Meyhanes in Istanbul here .  If you're going to Istanbul to drink Raki, you need to visit places which serve the best "Meze", "appetizers".  The best offer a very wide variety of Mezes, but, in my opinion, if they don't offer dishes made with anchovies and/or sardines, they fall short.)

Traditional Coffee Service.  History of coffee in Turkey.

Make Ekmek! The Turkish bread recipe.

Turkish Recipes All the flavors you remember!


LANGUAGE

Turkish Alphabet (Wikipedia 1)

Turkish Alphabet (Wikipedia 2)

Turkish Language (Wikipedia)

Turkish Language Guide

Turkish Alphabet - with Sounds!

Translate Turkish words to English
and vice versa

MISC LINKS (Area Codes & ZIP Codes)

Telephone Area Codes - You can type in a phone number and see the name and address of the person to whom the number belongs (unless it's an unlisted number).  You can also select an Area Code on the right and see a map of the area covered by that Code.

 U. S. Zip Code Map - The best Zip Code map on the internet.

 USPS Zip Code Look-up.  Type in the mailing address and get the ZIP+4 code.



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