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Media :: Turkish Film Screening - Two Hearts As One (Birleşen Gönüller)

Triangle : 05-04-2015

Divan Center will be hosting a Turkish movie screening: Two Hearts As One (Birleşen Gönüller) with English Subtitle on Monday, May 4, 2015 @7:00 PM in Witherspoon Student Center Cinema, NCSU.

What: Two Hearts As One (Birleşen Gönüller)
When: Monday, May 4, 2015 @7:00 PM
Where: Witherspoon Student Center Cinema, NCSU
2810 Cates Ave Raleigh, NC 27606 Directions


• Online: $7.00
• At the door (unless tickets are sold out): $10.00
• Please keep your ticket after the purchase as you need to print it out or show the e-mail received for entry.
• No reception prior to event.
• The screenings will promptly start at the time listed above. Please, spare time for parking and other arrangements in advance.
• Parking is free.

Festival :: Turkish food festival to build three water wells in Africa

Triangle : 04-19-2015

You are invited to the Turkish Food Festival on Sunday, April 19th from 11am to 4pm. The purpose of the festival is to raise funds to construct three water wells in Kenya. 3.4 million people die each year due to unsafe drinking water. Help fund a change while trying out various Turkish dishes. Our goal is to collect $13,500 in order to construct three water wells in Kenya. The first water well that will be built will be named in memory of Chapel Hill shooting victims.

What: A Turkish food festival including many authentic tastes, such as gyro (doner), Turkish ravioli, vegetarian dishes, grilled fish sandwiches, grilled meatballs, Turkish coffee, baklava, and much more.
When: Sunday April 19, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: IITS at 1391 SE Maynard Rd. Cary, NC 27511 Directions
Why: Collect funds in order to build three water wells in Kenya and honor the Chapel Hill victims by naming one of the wells after them.

For more information regarding the three wells and how you could support them, please click here.

Please RSVP here

Voluntary :: Water Well in Africa #wells4our3winners

Triangle : 04-18-2015



As you know, water is essential to life. And yet, according to the National Academy of Sciences, over 1 billion people around the world do not have access to clean water. Divan Center is hoping to change that for the residents of a town in Kenya where hundreds of families are living without this very basic need.

Our latest fundraising initiative, in partnership with Embrace Relief--a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid and disaster relief around the world--will help build several wells in Kenya, benefiting hundreds of families across the region.

We also would like to honor the victims of the Chapel Hill shootings through this project. The first water well that will be built will be named in memory of Deah, Yusor and Razan to make their legacy permanent and to show that people of North Carolina work together to spread peace in the world.

Help us bring this essential basic human need to the people of Kenya and honor Our Three Winners. Give as little or as much as you can, every dollar counts in the goal to make safe drinking water a reality in this region. There are many ways to donate!

Click here where you can donate directly to our website. You may also go directly to the Embrace Relief website where our project is listed under "NORTH CAROLINA." You can also stop by our center during regular business hours to make a donation in person by check, cash or credit card.

Unable to give money but would still like to help? We are always looking for volunteers to help us get the word out about our initiatives. Please share our donation link on your social media pages to give your friends and family an opportunity to learn about how they can participate in this worthy cause!

For more information on Embrace Relief, or to see how your money will be used to directly benefit those in most need of safe, clean drinking water, click here.

#wells4our3winners








Cooking Class :: Three authentic dishes

Triangle : 04-11-2015

This week we prepared three authentic dishes: Zeytinyagli Sarma (vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves), Ezme Kebap (Smashed Kebab), and Azerbaijan style Apple Cake. Apple cake from the Azerbaijan cuisine is fluffy and light which is also simple to make. It would be very good with a cup of coffee in the morning or with a scoop of ice cream on top of it. The cake thrilled us especially when the cook was powdering the cinnamon and sugar just before serving.