Printer Friendly

Turkish Coffee Truck begins US tour to build bridges.

The Turkish Coffee Truck started a promotional tour of the U.S. on Monday in New York to introduce Americans to traditional Turkish coffee. The truck, which "promotes Turkey through engagement and cultural diplomacy" will visit New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. and offer its services to coffee lovers. The project's director, Gizem Salgycyl White, said the idea was launched not only to introduce Turkish coffee in the U.S. but also to build bridges between cultures. White said 400 million cups of coffee are consumed daily in the U.S. but that many people were not aware of Turkish coffee. "Turkish coffee is regarded as a hard coffee in the U.S., actually it is not," she said. "People do not know that Turkish coffee is not widely available in the U.S." She said the volunteer-based project hopes to create demand for Turkish coffee once people are introduced to it. Thousands of Americans will be offered free coffee and the truck's crew will promote Turkey's culture while serving in traditional Turkish clothes. Also featured on the tour will be renowned miniature artist Hasan Kale, an academic in the history department at NiE-antaE-y University GE[micro]knur Akcaday-, gastronomy expert Cenk R. Girginol and author Ahmet Serif yzgE[micro]ren, who will hold presentations on the history of Turkish culture and meet American scholars and community leaders.

[c] Copyright Qatar Tribune. All Rights Reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. ( ).

COPYRIGHT 2019 SyndiGate Media Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2019 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Qatar Tribune (Doha, Qatar)
Date:Sep 11, 2019
Previous Article:Hassan Rouhani says US 'warmongering' against Iran will fail.
Next Article:Over 50 countries at UN urge India to halt rights violations in Jammu & Kashmir.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters