March 24, 2013
Turkish Day at Missouri State House
The items discussed and reviewed at the meetings were the recent steady growth that Turkey achieved, prospective cultural and commercial partnerships between Turkey and Missouri, educational, cultural and commercial contributions of Turkish-Americans to their local communities in the US.
Senate Chairman Tom Dempsey and House Speaker Timothy Jones alike noted that they have learned more about the Turkish community, thanks to this cultural day tradition, and they appreciated the community’s events across the state. Senator Joseph Keaveny, Representatives Anne Zerr and T.J Berry presented the activities of the Turkish community in Missouri to Senate members and representatives, which received a standing ovation. Following the nearly one-day event, about 15 state politicians signed up for Turkey trips organized routinely by Niagara Foundation to explore Turkey.
Published on Zaman Amerika, 17 March 2013, Sunday