Fuat Kircaali

On the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I received this email from a former colleague and I wanted to share it with my friends on Twitter.  Since the letter is too long to tweet, I'm posting it here first. From: Lin Goetz Sent: Friday, September 13, 2013 12:24 PM To: SYS-CON... (more)
My lengthy text messages with Nader Amini, the owner of Amini Rug Gallery on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who has a long list of Better Business Bureau complaint cases, lawsuits, and newspaper articles about his unethical business practices around the country. ... (more)
This three-story house on Hisarbayiri Sokak No 17 in Rumelihisari, Istanbul, with killer views of the Bosphorus, had a unique, modern architecture. When I turned 50 I decided to live in Istanbul as I had been away from home for the past 30 years. After my experience (my luck) with... (more)
Last September I made the mistake of trusting a local business in Florida and buying three Persian oriental rugs from Nader Amini, the owner of Amini Rug Gallery here in Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Amini came to my home with a dozen or so Persian rugs and displayed them. He left three ... (more)
The popularity of handmade Persian and Oriental rugs is a direct result of their versatility as decor items, as well as the immense skill and craftsmanship it takes to create them. Many homeowners who seek genuine antique rugs from the Middle East and Persia have a hard time find... (more)
Jan David Winitz, president/founder of Claremont Rug Company, today said that certain types of antique Oriental rugs are experiencing a significant upsurge in attention among collectors and investors. Globally-recognized as the world's leading dealer of art level 19th century ca... (more)
According to the story published by The Guardian, Twitter closed down a string of accounts purporting to be authored by the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and the first lady of Syria, emails revealed. A senior aide to Asma al-Assad, Fares Kallas, took issue with the site over ... (more)
The US State Department on Monday said that it has ordered some non-essential US embassy officials in Damascus and all embassy dependents to leave Syria because of the "uncertainty and volatility" in the country. On Wednesday Bloomberg reported that "Turkey considers it likely tha... (more)
The US State Department on Monday said that it has ordered some non-essential US embassy officials in Damascus and all embassy dependents to leave Syria because of the "uncertainty and volatility" in the country. Fox News: ▸ video ▸ story As of this morning, and since July 2010, ... (more)
More than a year ago, Sofia was abducted from her home in Lighthouse Point, Florida, by her Syrian National uncle Feras Bankosly, MD, who is practicing medicine in the Chicago, IL, area. Fox News: ▸ video ▸ story Last March, a Florida judge issued an order to pick Sofia up from t... (more)
The day after my last tweet regarding the lack of any new information about my abducted daughter Sofia since March 4, I received an updated letter on Thursday, April 7, 2011, from the State Department on Sofia's welfare in Syria. Fox News: ▸ video ▸ story Sofia was abducted by ... (more)
Wednesday morning I received new photographs of Sofia from the State Department in Washington, DC. Sofia remains in Syria since being abducted in July 2010. Fox News: ▸ video ▸ story The day after my last tweet regarding the lack of any new information about my abducted daught... (more)
Since her abduction by her mother last summer, my two-year-old US citizen daughter, who is in ailing health, remains in her abducted country of Syria under the immigration status of "Palestinian Immigrant Worker." Fox News: ▸ video ▸ story Sofia needs to appear every three month... (more)
More than a year ago, Sofia was abducted from her home in Lighthouse Point, Florida, by her Syrian National uncle, who is practicing medicine in the Chicago area. Fox News: ▸ video ▸ story Last March, a Florida judge issued an order to pick Sofia up from the uncle's house in C... (more)
Diane Macedo of Fox News worked on Sofia's story for more than a month, studying documents, interviewing more than a dozen people, and fact-checking before publishing her news story on Monday and airing our interview. Fox News: ▸ video ▸ story On Monday, she also published a det... (more)
Diane Macedo of Fox News worked on Sofia's story for more than a month, studying documents, interviewing more than a dozen people, and fact-checking before publishing her news story on Monday and airing our interview. Here is the link to the Fox News on-camera interview. This mor... (more)
Yesterday (Sunday) AP reported that "State Dept. issued travel warning on Syria" and this morning (Monday) Reuters filed a follow-up report that "US offers free flights out for employees in Syria." As of this morning, and since July 2010, my abducted daughter Sofia Kircaali, a U... (more)
Thursday, March 3, 2011 Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey To the President of Syria, Mr. and Mrs. Bashar al-Assad Mrs. President and First Lady of Syria Asma al-Assad: I wrote an open letter addressing you and Mr. President seven months ago. I've been informed that you read my letter. I'... (more)
I posted my last three entries @fuatkircaali around 2:45am Eastern time, Saturday morning. At 8:00am Eastern time I had no access to Twitter from my iPhone and iPad until now, as I post this blog entry. The Twitter problem seemed confined to the US, but that was terrible. All the ... (more)
This is more like a long Tweet than a short blog entry. Personal issues aside Mark Hurd was a brilliant CEO for HP and he will be remembered as one of the greatest CEOs HP ever had. Like the rest of the world, we were curious and watched him from the beginning. I knew he was off ... (more)
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