17th century --- Few Ottoman citizens visited the America.They didn't stay.No registered immigrant.
18th century---About 1000 Ottoman citizens came to the America.
19th century---Serious immigration started to the America.In 60 years, 40.000-130.000 Turks migrated to the America.
1900---About 140.000 unskilled Turkish laborers were working in factories.
1917--- Because of 1.World War ,%86 of Turks turned back to their homeland to join the army.
1920---A lot of students who has wealthy families came to attend to American colleges.
1933---Those students and other Turks that stayed in the US ,found first Turkish association.(Federation of Turkish American Association)
1950-1960 ---Highly skilled and educated class immigrated to the US.(Brain drain)
1960-2001---According to the Turkish Embassy registry, there were about 400.000 Turks in the US.
2001-2008---After September 11, Turkish immigration is almost stopped.
In the United States many Turkish Americans celebrate both civil and religious holidays.A unique tradition , begun on April 24,1984,is Turkish American day.During the day Turkish Americans march down New York"s Fifth Avenue.
Arif Mardin and Ahmet Ertegun (owner of Atlantic Records) were popular music producers and arrangers in America. Their clients include Aretha Franklin, the Bee gees, Carly Simson and Bette Midler.
Dr.Mehmet Oz is a very famous cardiothoracic surgeon .Dr.Oz is the author of the award-winning book, Healing from the Heart .His anotherbook is YOU: The Owner’s Manual: An Insider’s Guide to the Body . In May 2005 it was listed on The New York Times Bestseller List. His most recent book is YOU: Staying Young.
2 pounds of lamb meat (from the thigh or shoulder) cut into small pieces.
2 peppers (green,yellow or red)
Peel the tomatoes and cut them into large pieces. Cut the green peppers in half, remove the seeds and cut into smaller pieces, Skewer a piece of meat, tomato, pepper . Boil on a barbecue, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
Turkish people believe that it absorbs bad energy coming from evil eyes. You can find it every Turkish-American's place of business and homes.
As most other immigrants,the Turkish Americans dreamed of going back to their homeland one day. Most never become integrated into the American way of life. Their ties to their homeland were not cut.Summers were spent in Turkey as much as possible .