Yonja.com to Webcast Live and Online Discussion with President Obama - 04/06/2009
SAN FRANCISCO - ISTANBUL -- April 6, 2009 - - Yonja Media Group, the operator of the leading Turkish online social network Yonja.com, today announced that it will webcast live President Obama's discussion with Turkish students in Istanbul during his historic visit to Turkey. As President Obama engages Turkey and the broader region in this unprecedented dialogue, Yonja.com is proud to be a partner in facilitating President Obama’s communication to millions of young people in Turkey.

“Thanks to the global nature of Internet and our company’s physical presence in both the US and Turkey, we are intimately familiar with President Obama’s effective use of the Internet and new media technologies.” said Kerim Baran, Founder and CEO of Yonja Media Group. “Only a week ago, we witnessed President Obama’s success with a first-of-its-kind Internet-era Town Hall at the White House. We are excited to facilitate a similar level of communication for President Obama with the Turkish youth via Yonja.com during his historic visit to Turkey.”

The theme of the discussion will be “Listening and Leading: the United States in the 21st Century” President Obama will speak with nearly 100 students from several universities located in and around Istanbul. The meeting will be webcast live on Yonja.com at 12:20 PM local time on Tuesday April 7.

http://www.yonja.com/obama

About Yonja Media Group

Yonja Media Group is a leading Turkish-American internet media company that builds social experiences and services for millions of users in Turkey. The company’s leading brand is Yonja.com, the largest online social network in Turkey. Yonja Media Group also operates MetroListe.com, an online classified website and 7inci.com, a women targeted website. Yonja Media Group recently launched ADVenue, its new global online advertising network. Founded in San Francisco in 2003, Yonja Media Group has operations in San Francisco and Istanbul.
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