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A Turkish Celebration

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Binghamton University celebrates the impact of Turkish culture at the school.

The Turkish Cultural Center of Binghamton hosted its 3rd annual Friendship Dinner on campus tonight.

Organizers say they wanted to honor those who help the Turkish Community thrive.

This is the first year awards were presented...

Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan received the Friendship Award for promoting different cultures in the city.

And Binghamton University President Lois DeFleur received the Education Award for her help with international exchange programs, including Turkey.

"I have been to Turkey a number of times and I certainly have a great fondness and appreciation for the Turkish people and the culture and we're trying to further that among our general Binghamton students," says DeFleur.

250 Turkish students graduated with a dual degree at the college.

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