Author: Necla Polat Demirci
Bio: Necla Demirci is a former Feet in 2 Worlds contributor. She is a freelance Turkish television journalist, currently based in New York City. She produces short documentaries and news pieces for various Turkish-American news outlets. Her latest piece on Turkish student pedicab drivers won second place in the video category at the 2011 Ippies Awards in New York City. She was an associate producer-writer for TRT International ( Turkish Government TV) in New York, has reported for a number of newspapers and has worked as a media consultant for several companies in Istanbul, Turkey. She is now pursuing her masters degree in Communication Arts at New York Institute of Technology.
Posted on: 12 Jul 2011
An annual competition gives students from Turkish schools in the U.S. a chance to show off their knowledge of Turkish music, culture and language.
Posted on: 29 Jun 2011
Two sisters who are observant Muslims left Turkey as teenagers to attend school in New York where, they say, they have found an environment that is more accepting of their religious practice.