Friendship Across the Miles
Manchester's Turkish community celebrates friendship
Eyup Sener, left, president of the Turkish Cultural Center of New Hampshire, talks with media award winner Joseph McQuaid, publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader, during the Turkish Cultural Center of Manchester's awards dinner, held at the Radisson Hotel, on Tuesday, in Manchester. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
The Turkish community in New Hampshire is not large, members said. Nor is it like many immigrant groups, who come to the United States to escape political oppression or economic hardship.
But the Cultural Center does teach the Turkish language to children, and it provides opportunities to come together for religious feasts and social events.
"All you hear about is radical Muslim groups," Peterson said. "I had no clue what to expect. They were the nicest people: friendly, kind."
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