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March 24, 1986 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of State George P. Shultz, clearly angered by the complaints of Turkish businessmen, Sunday rejected an appeal to relax U.S. textile quotas for Turkey's fledgling clothing industry. Shultz had hoped to avoid controversy during a day devoted largely to sightseeing but, after a lunch in his honor, he was provoked into an undiplomatic response by Turkish industrialist Sakip Sabanci. The industrialist said that U.S. trade restrictions are damaging the Turkish economy more than U.S.
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March 24, 1986 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of State George P. Shultz, clearly angered by the complaints of Turkish businessmen, Sunday rejected an appeal to relax U.S. textile quotas for Turkey's fledgling clothing industry. Shultz had hoped to avoid controversy during a day devoted largely to sightseeing but, after a lunch in his honor, he was provoked into an undiplomatic response by Turkish industrialist Sakip Sabanci. The industrialist said that U.S. trade restrictions are damaging the Turkish economy more than U.S.
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February 26, 1999
TELEVISION The L.A. County Museum screens 1998's award-winning British commercials. Tonight. (323) 857-6010. ART "Letters in Gold: Ottoman Calligraphy From the Sakip Sabanci Collection." L.A. County Museum of Art. (323) 857-6000. FAMILY Violinist Karen Gomyo, 16, performs at Pasadena Civic Auditorium Saturday with the Pasadena Symphony. (626) 584-8833. CULTURE The America-Nepal Society of California holds its quarterly meeting Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Cerritos College. (626) 398-6657.
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May 6, 1990 | JOHN OWEN-DAVIES, REUTERS
An old wooden plow adorns the entrance to the Istanbul headquarters of Sakip Sabanci's business empire, a poignant reminder of his family's rags-to-riches story. "My father began life from zero as a humble cotton worker. He was very careful with money and saved, saved, saved," said Sabanci, 56, an eccentric billionaire whose interests range from electronics, banking and textiles to hotels and bottled water.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2005 | From Associated Press
A major Picasso exhibition opened to the public this week in an Istanbul museum best known for its collection of highly stylized Islamic calligraphy. The patroness of the Sakip Sabanci Museum, the head of a multibillion-dollar Turkish conglomerate, said she hoped the show would accelerate Turkey's cultural shift from the ancient, Islamic and Asian to the cutting edge, contemporary and European.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2003 | Michael J. Ybarra, Special to The Times
Sakip Sabanci does not take his accomplishments lightly. A section in one of the 13 books he has written about himself and his views is called "The Importance of My Having Met Three American Presidents." So it was perhaps not surprising that when Sabanci -- one of Turkey's richest men -- decided to build a world-class museum to show off his fabulous collection of Ottoman calligraphy, he did so by remodeling his family villa in suburban Istanbul and calling it the Sakip Sabanci Museum.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1996 | From Bloomberg Business News
Taking a guided tour of capital investments made by Turkish leisure companies and the government leads to one conclusion: The country expects a boom in tourism. Net Holding AS, which has stakes in more than 35 companies ranging from hotel builders to duty-free shop owners and retail stores, has invested more than $40 million over the last year in its properties. About half went to tourist shops that cater to tourists.
NEWS
March 15, 1999 | MARY ROURKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before Mohamed Zakariya copies the words of the Koran, he washes his face, hands and feet as if he were going to pray. The pen he writes with is made from a reed that was buried in manure for four years to achieve the correct red color. His ink is soot ground to powder, a process he describes as shoulder-busting labor. The paper is dyed with tea, coated with egg whites, which makes it easier to correct mistakes, then set aside to age for at least a year.
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February 15, 1994 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Few people go to Sarajevo to get away from it all, but Turkish Prime Minister Tansu Ciller's recent solidarity visit to the embattled Muslims of Bosnia-Herzegovina must have seemed almost a relief after a disastrous January that has almost derailed her 7-month-old premiership.
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