2002

Fighting Disinformation

In 2002 a group of Turkish-Americans in San Francisco realized that 9/11 took a toll on the reputation and welfare of the Turkish-American community at large. They realized it was due to widespread misinformation about Turkey in the US and decided to bring together the news and cultural information they could find to lessen the impact of the disinformation.

Their efforts paid off in the form of a magazine and Turkuaz in its first issue received an overwhelming amount of interest and support from the Turkish-American community nationwide, quadrupling its initial distribution within its first year.

2002: First issue

Published as a community guide for Turkish-Americans in San Francisco, this very first issue was carried at Turkish functions in California and distributed at the ATAA Congress in Washington DC in December 2002.

2007: Last printed issue

Distributed nationwide in the US, the last printed issue was the first Turkish-American publication carried at 130 Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores in 33 states in the US, reaching %70 sales success at 130 prominent bookstores in 2005.

ESER TURAN

Managing Editor at Turkuaz Magazine
Founder and Director of Turkuaz Productions, LLC.

"Turkuaz gradually became an international name and a welcoming platform for Turkish Expats worldwide. I can only be proud to have initiated such an influential movement."

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Turkuaz Magazine

Turkuaz is the premier source of community news, celebrity interviews, fashion and lifestyle of International Turks around the world.

The mission of Turkuaz is to provide an ongoing forum in which Turkish Expats can connect, share and inspire one another.

Since its first issue in 2002, Turkuaz has evolved from a community-oriented quarterly in San Francisco, to a cultural publication in the US, and now a digital video-magazine that caters to the collective experience of Turks living abroad.

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