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The Scene: Piano concert and reception at the Turkish Embassy

Our photographer colleague Rebecca D’Angelo goes to a party every week and does her thing, for a regular feature in the Sunday Style section called The Scene. This week, it was a piano concert, reception and dinner hosted by the Turkish Embassy Tuesday. Want to invite her to your party? Email her at

Peter Herdrich, chief executive of the Archaeological Institute of America with the evening’s host, T. Timur Soylemez, deputy chief of mission, who assumed hosting duties since Ambassador Namik Tan was on official business in Turkey with Secretary of State John Kerry.


John Dassoulas, concert pianist and retired rocket scientist, with Judith Ramage.


Erdem Tekinel, journalist for Turkish NY, shares a laugh with Yunus Emre Acikgonul, second secretary for the Turkish Embassy.


Betty Ann Tanner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission engineer Ata Istar, and former Tennessee Rep. John Tanner (D).


Emirhan Yorulmazlar, a fellow at Johns Hopkins’ School of Advance International Studies; NaseerAhmad, a homeland security consultant and reporter for Pakistan Link; and Hassan Massali, founder of Action for Democracy & Human Rights in The Middle East.


Baris Tantekin and Behic Hatipoglu, counselors for the Turkish embassy.


Pianist Gulsin Onay, who performed that night.


Susan Pearce, senior associate at Center for Strategic and International Studies; Jerome Barry, director and founder of the Embassy Series program, and James M. Langley, president of Langley Innovations.


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