Friday, November 10, 2006


Editors Win Daughters of Atatürk “Woman of Distinction” Award

Especially on this day of remembrance of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (revered founder of Turkey’s Republic), Anastasia and I are thrilled to have been honored amid a group of accomplished women from four nations in this year's Daughters of Atatürk "Women of Distinction Award"-- among them leaders of commerce, activists and scholars and founders of humanitarian programs, all bringing their view of Turks and Turkey to the world.

Our fellow 2006 Woman of Distinction honorees include the chairwoman of Sabancı Holding, Güler Sabancı, named one the 30 most powerful women in Europe by the Wall Street Journal; British historian and author of Osman’s Dream, Caroline Finkel; and Leslie Peirce, professor of Ottoman and Middle Eastern history at New York University and author of The Imperial Harem.

(Atatürk pictured above with Turkey's first female aviator, Sabiha Gökçen).

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