It is 60 days prior to Eurocircle’s departure for Turkey, and I am still scrambling to get the group organized for this trip. Being our first international adventure, there is much to do and not enough time. To celebrate our voyage, I have enlisted the help of good friend and Eurocircle member Jimmy Cuneyt Gurkan to help me organize a Turkish publicity event. Jimmy of course, is probably the best connected Turk in Manhattan, and quickly connected me to Turkish press, raki sponsors, and the Culture and Tourism Attache of Turkey. What more could I want?
The event, ‘The Road to Turkey ‘ Cocktail Hour is to be held at the World Bar and Lounge at Trump Tower. It’s a modern venue that attracts a lot of diplomats, as it is directly across the street from the U.N. My co-hostess is Yesim Saydan, a long time Eurocircle member and expat who will greeting the guests as they arrive at the event. Yeni Raki is raffling off bottles of their new brandy, and Turkish News will be covering the event.
Huge thanks to everyone who helped organize the event: Jimmy Cuneyt Gurkan, Yesim Saydan, Emre Cumali and our esteemed guests: Sezin Sayin, Ferhat Zeybek, Ece Arda and Aslihan Calisan.
For event photos from “The Road to Turkey” scroll to the bottom of the page.