TAFSUS - Turkish American Friendship Society of US


Turkish American Friendship Society of US


Online Consular Services


Turkish Embassy
(Washington, D.C.)


Turkish Consulate General in New York
(New York, NY)


Funding Sources

   Please note that grant application process should start 12-18 months ahead of planned project.

Institute of Turkish Studies(ITS)

ITS supports individual scholars for research on Turkish history, culture, contemporary political, social and economic developments in Turkey. It also assists American universities to develop their library resources, scholarly conferences, and outreach activities in the field of Turkish Studies ITS supports publication of books and journals to broaden the understanding and knowledge of Turkish history, society, politics and economics in the USA ITS promotes better understanding of Turkish politics, economy, and society through conferences and lecture series.

Turkish Cultural Foundation (TCF)

TCF provides grants and sponsorships in the areas of: Education, Cultural Promotion, Festivals, Exhibitions, Turkish Cinema, Outreach and Worldwide Promotion, Tours, Cultural Preservation and Research.

American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT)

ARIT provides grants for scholarly research in the field of humanities, fellowships, support for publications and language instruction for graduate level Turkish and American scholars. It has two brances in Istanbul an Ankara, Turkey.

Development Departments of Schools and Universities

Director of Development is in charge of fundraising for schools and universities and would typically know of sources of funds for all kinds of expenses for students. For example, a Director of Development would be able to access the graduate lists of his or her school by country of origin and may come up with alumni in the USA who would help a student from that country. Or he or she would know of wealthy donors, who let the Director of development know in advance that they may support a student


Cigdem Acar

Acar Law Firm
404 Park Avenue South 16th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Tel: 212-213-6110 Fax: 212-689-3315
Web: www.cigdem-acar.com

GŁnay Evinch

Saltzman & Evinch, P.C.
655 Fifteenth St NW, F Street Lobby Suite 225, Washington, DC
Tel: (202) 637-9877 Fax: (202) 637-9876
Web: www.turklaw.net

Fatih S. Gurk

Attorney At Law
Tel: 1-856-303-2201
Tel: 1-212-385-0285

Barbaros M. Karaahmetoglu

Karaahmetoglu Law Firm, PLLC
1500 Broadway, 21st Floor New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212-681-8313
Fax: 212-681-8315
Email: info@karalaw.com
Website: www.karalaw.com

Gokhan Kiran

Attorney at Law
7137 Torresdale Ave. Phila, PA 19135
Tel: 215-331-4764
Email: khan7676@aol.com

Fatma E. Marouf
Yasemin Elmas

Marouf Law Group, PLC
Tel: 213-386-3876
Fax: 213-386-2876
Web: www.marouflawgroup.com

Baris Taylan

Ellis & Ged, P.A. Attorneys at Law
7171 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33487
Tel: 561-995-1966 Fax: 561-953-0693

Medical Doctors

Dr. Gunsel Acikgoz (Specialty: N/A)
H: 215-482-0297 W: 215-762-7000

Dr. Istiklal Arikan (Specialty: Board Certified Internist)
Medicor Internal Medicine
W: 609-586-0300
2271 Highway 33, Suite 110
Hamilton, NJ 08690

Dr. Nejat Aydin (Specialty: retired psychiatrist)
W: 215-884-7522

Dr. Ferhan Beken (Specialty: Neuroligist)

Dr. Emre Beken (Specialty: N/A)
H: 732-254-1084 W: 732-657-4142

Dr. Unsal Calis (Specialty: Internist)
W: 610-745-5099

Dr. Kaya Colak (Specialty: N/A)
H: 610-891-1766

Dr. Doray Gurkaynak (Specialty: Optometrist )
Pearle Vision
W: 215-425-4340

Dr. Vedat Obuz Medical Director, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Lotus Medical Centers, 120 N. Warren Street, Trenton, N.J. 08608
W: 609-278-9700 Fax: 609-278-9744

Dr. Vedat Obuz
(2nd office)
2010 New Albany Road, Cinnaminson, N.J. 08077
W: 856-829-5466 Fax: 856-829-8922

Dr. Kenan Umar (Specialty: Neurologist and psychiatrist)
H: 610-584-1915


Pennmark Pharmacy

(Owner:Esin Kadiev)
1735 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19146
Work: 215-425-1200

Social Services

Social Services for Seamen

Philadelphia, PA. Tel: 215-940-9900
SCI is the local chapter of a national institute and its mission is to serve the human needs of seafarers in the Philadelphia ports. It provides land transport, international telecommunications, social and recreational programs and emergency help for seamen and ships.

Immigrant and Refugee Services

Nationalities Service Center www.nationalitiesservice.org
1216 Arch Street 4th Floor Philadelphia, Pa. 19107
Tel: 215-893-8400, Fax: 215-735-8715
Emergency/After Hour Tel: 215-735-7022
Nationalities Service Center which helps immigrants and refugees with legal issues, language and cultural differences, awareness of diversity of the US society. The website describes fully all the services provided by NSC including translations.

Various Services

See Philadelphia Phone Book
Guide to Human Services are listed in the Blue pages of the Philadelphia telephone book. Services are listed alphabetically. To cite a few examples: under M : Mental Health and Community Mental Health Centers are listed for the entire region. Under A, Alcohol and Drug Problems Centers are listed. Some other examples of services available Children and Youth, Family Marriage and Personal Problems (listed under Counseling), Food, Money, Clothing, Foster Care, Employment among others.

Funeral Services

Bekir Aksoy

Work: 610-713-9161
Cell: 570-801-3021

Ozcan Gungor

Work1: 973-345-6584
Work2: 973-626-8266

Annoucement: Diyanet Isleri Baskanligi, uyelik sartlarini yerine getirenlerin kendileri, esleri ve cocuklarinin dini usullere gore yikanmasi, kefenlenmesi, ve gosterilecek defin yerine kadar nakledilmesini saglamak ve Amerikada mezarliklarin olusturulmasi icin girisimlerde bulunmak uzere ve bu dogrultudaki girisimleri destek icin Amerika da bir Cenaze Fonu olusturmayi hedefliyor. Konuyla ilgili lokal bilgi:

Bayram Erkek
Yunus Emre Camii 267-770 3888
541 Levittown Parkway Levittown,PA 19054

or Turkish Religious Affairs Office of Social and Religious Affairs in Washington, DC and New York


Sibel Esma Awan

Turkish Interpreter
Tel: 267-767-8726

Mayda Elgin Lyon

Aslan Translations (Court Interpreter Translator)
1375 River Road, Suite 1F
Edgewater, NJ 07020
Tel: 201-417-9983

Miscellaneous Services

Ilknur Basol

Basil Catering
Chester Springs,PA
Tel: 610-425-8089
Web: www.cateringbasil.com

Sibel Esma Awan

Professional Make-up Artist ( for weddings and special events )
Tel: 267-767-8726

Sukran Kiran

Travel Agent
1211 S Fairview St. Delran NJ 08075
Tel: 1-856-461-5264
Email: sukrankiran@aol.com

(Fatma) Fay Loomis

Ramagli GMAC Real Estate
2369 Bristol Rd. Bensalem,PA 19020
Mobile: 215 620 3604
Office: 215 750 1000 ext. 104

Sultan Taskin

Sr. Loan Officer
Eagle Nationwide Mortgage Company
1300 Market Street, Suite 204 Wilmington DE, 19801
C: (302)-4381394 W: (800)-641-6130 ext. 14 F: (888)-396-9997

Turkish Restaurants

Cafe Fulya

727 South 2nd Street - Philadelphia, PA 19147
Tel: 267-909-9937
Web: www.cafefulya.com

Divan Turkish Grill

622 S 6th ST, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Tel: 215-278-2928
Web: www.divanturkishgrill.com


54 E. Lancaster Ave Ardmore, PA 19003
Tel: 610-658-6246
Web: www.firinji.com

Leziz Turkish Cuisine

611 East Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19147
Tel: 267-639-3214
Web: www.kebabhouseonline.com

Mediterranean Restaurant

4313 Route 130 South, Edgewater Park, New Jersey 08010
Tel: 609-835-7300
Fax: 609 835 8559

Star Manti

4000 Rt. 130N Heritage Square Plaza Delran, NJ 08075
Tel: 856-461-0024
Web: www.starmanti.com

Toros Restaurant

489 Hazel Street, Clifton NJ 07011
Tel: 973-772-8032
Web: www.torosrestaurant.com

Turkish Markets

Queen Village Food Market

629 South 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 215-625-2406
Fax: 215-625-2405
Email: info@queenvillagemarkets.com
Web: www.queenvillagemarkets.com

Turkish Cooking

Turkish Cuisine (in English and Turkish)

Web: www.turkish-cuisine.org

Turkish Recipes (in Turkish)

Web: www.nepisirsem.com

Turkish Recipes (in English)

Web: almostturkish.blogspot.com

Universities in Philadelphia Region

Art Institute of Philadelphia

Web: www.artinstitutes.edu/philadelphia/

Bryn Mawr College

Web: www.brynmawr.edu

Bucks County Community College

Web: www.bucks.edu

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Web: www.cheyney.edu
Contact: Dr. Norma George1, Director of International Programs
Tel: 610-399-2416

Community College of Philadelphia

Web: www.ccp.edu

The Curtis Institute of Music

Web: www.curtis.edu

Delaware County Community College

Web: www.dccc.edu

Drexel University

Web: www.drexel.edu

Eastern University

Web: www.eastern.edu

Gwynedd-Mercy College

Web: www.gmc.edu

Harcum College

Web: www.harcum.edu

Haverford College

Web: www.haverford.edu

La Salle University

Web: www.lasalle.edu

Lincoln University

Web: www.lincoln.edu
Contact: Ms. Constance Lundy2, Director International Programs and Services
Tel: 484-365-7785

Montgomery County Community College

Web: www.mc3.edu

Moore College of Art and Design

Web: www.moore.edu

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Web: www.pafa.org

Peirce College

Web: www.peirce.edu

Pennsylvania Institute of Technology

Web: www.pit.edu

Philadelphia University

Web: www.philau.edu

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Web: www.pcom.edu

Rosemont College

Web: www.rosemont.edu

Rowan University

Web: www.rowan.edu

Rutgers University

Web: www.rutgers.edu

Saint Joseph's University

Web: www.sju.edu

Salus University

Web: www.salus.edu

Swarthmore College

Web: www.swarthmore.edu

Temple University

Web: www.temple.edu

The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College

Web: www.walnuthillcollege.com

Thomas Jefferson University

Web: www.jefferson.edu

University of the Arts

Web: www.uarts.edu

University of Pennsylvania

Web: www.upenn.edu

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Web: www.usp.edu

Villanova University

Web: www.villanova.edu

1,2 Please note that Dr. George and Ms. Lundy traveled to Turkey with Lincoln McCurdy, President of the Turkish Coalition of America and would like to attract Turkish students to their respective universities.

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