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My Name:Adnan   Tuncel
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Last updated on May 7, 2009
Adnan Tuncel
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111 Yale Ave. N Apt. 309
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 Career Objective:
A volunteer position in the field of INTERNET broadband, wireless data communications, hardware, firmware engineering and management or working with computers and embedded control with microprocessor and in-circuit-emulator applications. Also willing to work in software team positions for software development. Adnan volunteers at present to develop and maintain HTML Web sites as a hobby.

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•  Language Skills: English, Turkish and German
•  Programming Skills: HTML, C++, Pascal, FORTRAN and Microprocessor Assembly Language

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Master of Engineering ( Electrical ) , May 1980
Bachelor of Science in Engineering , May 1978
• John McMullen Scholarship
Westchester Community College
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 WORK HISTORY:    NETAŞ (N.E. Telecommunications, A.Ş.)
 Ümraniye, Istanbul, Turkey, 11/87-04/89 (Nortel Networks Netaş Telekomünikasyon A.Ş.)

NORTEL-NETAŞ was a technology-transfer company for the telecommunications industry in Istanbul, Turkey. A joint venture between Northern Telecom of Canada and Turkish PTT. He familiarized himself with the DMS-100 system, switching networks and telephony. As product engineer, his responsibilities included product scheduling and writing a technical report on software for telecommunications and country-standards. Also, he translated technical writings from English into Turkish.
To visit the Web site, please click here.

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 Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
 Merrimack, NH, 04/84-10/86 (merged with COMPAQ & HP)
Digital Equipment Corporation was an American company in the computer industry and a leading vendor of computer systems, software and peripherals from the 1960s to the 1990s. Also known as DEC and using the trademark DIGITAL, its PDP and VAX products were arguably the most popular minicomputers for the scientific and engineering communities during the 1970s and 1980s.

Adnan had returned to the United States from his Military duty in the Turkish ARMY and he accepted a position as a senior systems engineer at DEC in Merrimack, NH. While he was working there, Adnan met a junior engineer Mr. Richard Maynard, who had recently completed his studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Adnan motivated him at DEC to work on embedded microprocessor based hardware and firmware. A fun project was the alteration of DEC's keyboard electronics to function with an Apple Computer's Macintosh. Adnan also worked with an HPIB instrumentation to automate testing of magnetic recording heads using a computer and a spectrum analyzer. For a short time, he participated in the PANTHER computer voice-data project group and also, he started on a Q-Bus modem board architecture design using Rockwell chips. During these projects, he discovered the need for a dual-port RAM (DPRAM). In the meantime, Adnan became a Naturalized Citizen of the United States in 1985 at the historic Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts.

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 International Cospas-Sarsat Programme with Proteon, Inc.
 Waltham, MA, 06/82-04/84
"SARSAT: Search And Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking"
Adnan was the Chief Engineer at the high-tech firm PROTEON, Inc. for a project of Search And Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking: SARSAT, and he worked in the Research and Development of special electronics (digital and analog), hardware, embedded firmware for a wireless hand-held signal-verification receiver.

The four founding countries led development of the 406 MHz marine EPIRB (Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon) and ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter) in 1982. As an integral part of worldwide search and rescue, the Search And Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) System is operated to detect and locate mariners, aviators, and recreational enthusiasts in distress almost anywhere in the world at anytime and in almost any condition. The SARSAT system uses satellites in low-earth and geostationary orbits. The satellites relay distress signals from emergency beacons to a network of ground stations and ultimately to the U.S. Mission Control Center (USMCC) in Suitland, Maryland.

The EPIRB signal would be transmitted from the location of the distress with a Radio Frequency Signal 406 MHz PSK (Phase Shift Key). The data communications are Manchester encoded and the signal has a duration of 0.5 seconds. The signal would then be re-transmitted every 50 seconds. The emergency beacon's message is either a 112-bit "short" message or a 144-bit "long" message, both including 49 bits of identification plus position information. The data has a training sequence and a frame. For error-control coding the BCH Code is used.

Adnan developed Real-time firmware for an embedded CMOS Intel 8051 microprocessor and he designed digital and analog circuits for the wireless receiver. Adnan also defined the user interface for the hand-held receiver with a small LCD display, switches and audio-visual indicators. Adnan's work entailed extensive coding using assembly language programming, debugging, lab testing and in-circuit-emulation for the firmware. And he designed a handheld verification receiver, which would test the emergency code transmitted by ships or airplanes in an accident. They would transmit emergency beacon, and you would verify that with his handheld signal verification device; it operated on batteries.

An initial prototype was built and soon thereafter, the manufacturing of these verification receivers began. When Adnan was finished with his project, his boss said that it was a complete success in France. Upon the successful completion of this project his position at Proteon, Inc. was phased off and he journeyed back to TURKEY to serve in the ARMY's Infantry. Later, this Company moved in the direction of Local Area Networks (LAN). To visit the Web site of SARSAT, please click here.

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 Racal-Vadic, Inc.
 Sunnyvale, CA, 06/80-05/82
"Boston Tea Party and in Memory of Paul Revere"
After completing his university education in 1980, Adnan traveled to the Silicon Valley in California to find a job, and he was hired as a junior engineer by the British Racal-Vadic Company. He joined a group of engineers, who invented the world's first 1200 bps PSK modem. His responsibilities included: microprocessor based digital and analog circuits, embedded firmware development and semi-custom chip design for dial-up modems.

In the year 1981, Adnan also motivated one of his classmates from High School to work with modems too. His name is Vedat Eyüboğlu, who was at that time a Ph.D. candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Vedat had before completed his undergraduate studies in electrical engineering at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey. Adnan helped him to find a job with modem-technology at Codex Corporation.

After Adnan had suddenly lost his job, he left the Silicon Valley California with a Volkswagen automobile. He first drove east to New York and then north to Boston, where Adnan interviewed with ZOOM Telephonics, Inc.. He became a technical start-up advisor to ZOOM™ by pointing a new direction for this Company in modem(s) and data communications field. Adnan's talks encouraged and motivated the top two executives at ZOOM™, Frank Manning and Peter Kramer, by pointing a new direction for their Company. Frank Manning had earned his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Adnan's first task was to start up a new modem company in Boston to compete with the British Racal-Milgo and Racal-Vadic in California. Finally, that was the only outcome after a long and difficult journey across the United States, from San Francisco to Boston with a Volkswagen automobile (1982). A few years later, Adnan was invited to a simple diner and he was served a bowl of bean soup for his efforts.

But Adnan did not join this Company in Boston. Instead he accepted a position at Proteon, Inc., where Adnan worked on a project for Search And Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT). ZOOM™ was just another small start-up company in Boston manufacturing speed-dialers for telephones. Today in 2009-2010, a Fortune 500 company manufacturing modems and other data communications products for the global market. Racal Electronics plc was once the third-largest British electronics firm.

"Mission accomplished!"

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 NCR Corporation
 Ithaca, N.Y., 05/79-06/80 (merged with Axiohm IPB, Inc.)
When Adnan was still a graduate student at Cornell University, he joined as an intern the NCR - ITHACA Company, where Adnan worked with a thermal printers embedded firmware. He received training and learned the Intel 8051 microprocessor and assembly language programming and lab testing. Also, he familiarized himself with the new barcode technology (1979). To visit Axiohm's Web site, please click here.

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 Cornell University  &  Westchester Community College
 Ithaca, N.Y., 09/78-05/79 & Valhalla, N.Y., 09/73-05/76
Adnan was the Teaching Assistant for the following courses at Cornell University: EE230 Introduction to Digital Electronics and EE532 Electronics Design. A few years back he was also a Math and Physics Tutor at Westchester Community College (WCC) in Valhalla, New York.

A long time ago when he was still a student at Cornell University, a network called "ARPANET" was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the United States of America. When plans proceeded in 1978 to expand this network globally and internationally, a new name, "inter-net", was created by Adnan Tuncel on the CORNELL University Campus. He then used the term "client-server architecture" to describe how the internet would work. To visit CORNELL Universities School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), please click here.

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 Babel Fish.. The invention of the computer's mouse and "double-click!"
♥ "The Earth is but One Country, and mankind its citizens." ♥
Adnan wrote his first computer program in 1975 when he was 21 years old, with the FORTRAN programming language for an IBM Mainframe computer at Westchester Community College while he was still in school. He majored in engineering science.

Douglas Engelbart

Mr. Douglas C. Engelbart

Mr. Douglas C. Engelbart was the father of the computer's mouse in the 1960s at Stanford Research Institute. In the year 1967, he patented his new invention (Patent-number: 3.541.541), but from where did he get this idea, that a personal computer could have a mouse? Who first conceived of the idea???

Mr. Engelbart got this idea in 1960 from a six year old first grade elementary school student; indeed, student-number 172 Adnan Tuncel, at his Elementary School in İstanbul, Bakırköy Behram Ağa İlkokulu. After Adnan had seen for the first time a computer monitor in a classroom at his Elementary School, he explained in all detail that a computer's mouse could be made with a small rubber ball inside it, in order to move an arrow cursor as the X-Y position indicator on the display system and to click. Adnan was describing a new concept in personal computing and he was only a six year old child at the time. When asked what would one use this computer's mouse for, Adnan replied: "Facebook" and he also indicated that it would be the means for friendship and to keep in touch with classmates at his elementary school.

Finally in 1983, a personal computer was introduced with a mouse for the first time by Apple Computers in Silicon Valley, California. It was an important year for country and mankind, but many years later as the technology advanced, the small rubber ball inside the computer's mouse was replaced with laser technology.

Adnan also believed that he was the first human being who "double-clicked" for the first time the mouse of a PC in a laboratory for country and mankind. This important moment was never recorded but it happened during this project at the PROTEON Company, where Adnan was working as an electrical engineer (1982-1984).

He stumbled upon double-click when his project had a few push-button switches. At first, he was trying to do something else. Indeed, he wanted to eliminate the effect of a push-button switch from bouncing twice when he pressed, so that one would not do something twice accidentally. Inside this small problem was a large problem struggling to get out. After he had this problem solved, Adnan said: "Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction." Thus, he concluded that there were three logical states instead of two in the state diagram of a single push-button switch.

Adnan even wrote a two page lab report about the multiple uses of the mouse, describing:

1. Double-click ("Open Sesame" function)
2. Press & Pull (Scoop function)

In this special lab report he showed a way how to write software for all personal computers with a mouse. He used the word "Windows®" to describe a new Operating System (OS). Adnan further explained that at the top of the computers screen these four OS commands would always be displayed: File, Edit, View, Help. The windows would open (appear) and close (disappear) with menus inside the windows to operate a personal computer. The arrow cursor would then be used to scroll and select OS commands from the menu. Any item on the menu, which is pointed by the arrow cursor would be marked (reverse imaged) to indicate that a selection is being made. After the selection process, the window would close and the computer's screen would return to normal. In conclusion, he wrote a comment: "I would found a company named Micro-soft™ to write software for all the microcomputers in the world."

"A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value." But later he forgot all about his thoughts and ideas while serving in the ARMY's Infantry in TURKEY (1983-84). Today, Microsoft is the World's biggest Software Company. To visit Microsoft's Web site, please click here or view Homepage of Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates.


"The only thing that sets you apart is your story."
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 Military Service:
T Ü R K İ Y E He served in the Turkish ARMY at the 58th Artillery Brigade in Burdur, TURKEY (1983-84).

"Adnan Tuncel - Karaman
Emret Komutanım!"
 Memories of Many Inventions and Ideas:
"I ran into Adnan. He had a great idea for a new triangle!"
Adnan's greatest idea was the computer's mouse in 1960 when he was still in elementary school. Many years later when he was still a student at Cornell University, a network called "ARPANET" was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the United States of America. When plans proceeded in 1978 to expand this network globally and internationally, a new name, "INTERNET", was created by Adnan Tuncel on the CORNELL University Campus. He then used the term "client-server architecture" to describe how the internet would work.

As a kid, his favorite hobby was to design the unique patches for many soccer balls. As he was learning one day the basic geometrical shapes when he was in third grade Elementary School, Adnan discovered that the design of a soccer ball is made up by interconnecting hexagons and pentagons. When Adnan was still in Elementary School, he had some creative ideas for construction techniques, he designed a new concept in construction cranes and he also drew architecture in High-School. When Adnan was still in the third grade Elementary School, he was very proud to design the interior architecture of the new Turkish Parliament TBMM in Ankara, Turkey. Adnan had also invented a food and he called it "Pizza" and then, he came up with the idea of a pizza cutter, which would be a round wheel-type slicer with a handle. (see below)

A photograph of his sister was etched on a metal surface by exposing it with the negative-film to intense light (i.e. photon bombardment), and someone as an adult had explained to him how a transistor in an electron tube worked. Adnan who was five-year-old at that time, was looking at the etched photo of his sister and argued, that "electron bombardment" could be used to etch the electronic circuits on a special materials surface. When asked what this material should be, Adnan replied: "Coal???" But his idea has led to the discovery, that this material was-indeed-Silicon. Some of Adnan's other ideas were as follows:

 •  Q-tips or cotton swabs.
 •  Filter tipped cigarettes.
 •  Earbud headphones.
 •  Adjustable hats.
 •  Front-load washing machines.
 •  Eggs from caged hens.
 •  Concrete pump.
 •  Cement mixer.
 •  Stealth aircraft.
 •  Bulbous bow for ships.
 •  Fast trains.
 •  Cell phone.
 •  Shopping mall.
 •  Inflation of money in Turkey.
 •  Single European currency.
 •  Japanese conveyor belt sushi restaurants.
 •  Daylight Savings Time. (The clocks are turned forward / back one hour.)

Adnan expressed most of his ideas by drawing.


In the year 1960, when he was playing in the schoolyard with a handmade flying toy as a kid, he conceived of the idea for a new invention: a flying vehicle, which would take off vertically and then it could fly further horizontally. Afterwards, it would also land on some place vertically. He began sketching his flying vehicle to describe it perfectly to others in broad outline, but he did not know what to name this flying vehicle. One day his Math and Physics Teacher Mr. Diethelm Buttkus at Istanbul German Lyceum had explained to Adnan what the greek word "heli" meant: "winding, spiral". Adnan remembered right away his flying toy as a kid. Later, he gathered a few of his classmates around him at his High School and he created a name for his flying vehicle: "Helicopter". Adnan had some design ideas for ships and intercity busses as well and he then began sketching his new concept of these modern busses. Also in 1960, Adnan first conceived of the idea to design and build modern airplane turbine engines in a cylinder instead of propellers. He then described these air-engines exactly by sketching as they would be used by modern airplane companies such as Boeing and Airbus. He also drew modern fighter jets for the Air Force and new tanks for the Army. Adnan was never idle as a seven year old student at his elementary school.

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 N A S C A R :
Adnan had drawn the above Logo for NASCAR in the year 1961, when he was 7 years old. He also had a great interest in racing cars. After seeing the pictures of old racing cars at his Elementary School, Adnan was motivated to sketch a new and modern race car. He began drawing a picture of his new race car concept to describe it perfectly in broad outline. He also had to create a name for this race car: Formula One. This name meant that there was only one formula which applied to all the racing cars, i.e. they were all to be the same design, but the Americans wanted a different race car of their own. After some careful thought, Adnan sketched a new and uniquely different concept in racing cars for the Americans. It looked like a normal car with a painted number on both sides, but without the headlights, because the car races would take place during the daylight hours. Adnan also had to create a new and different name for it: NASCAR. This name was derived from the Turkish word "NASIL?" and from the English word "CAR". He then colored the above Logo for NASCAR.

When Adnan Tuncel was six years old, he proposed the construction of a major oil pipeline to carry petroleum from Baku, Azerbaijan to Ceyhan, Turkey on the coast of Mediterranean Sea. Adnan was simply against the idea of oil-tankers and other ships carrying petroleum through the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles in Turkey. The project of this 1,099 miles long Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline got a head start by the Presidents of Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan in the year 2002 and when it was finished in the year 2006, crude oil started to flow from Azerbaijan to the coastal city of Ceyhan on the Mediterranean. Today, the Country of Azerbaijan earns about 30 billion dollars annually from this Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline. To see the route of this oil pipeline on the map, please click here.

And in 1970, during a Geography Class at İstanbul German Lyceum, Adnan proposed to build a dam on the river Euphrates. The dam would be built both to generate electricity and to irrigate the plains in the region. Arable land in the plains in upper Mesopotamia would be irrigated via gravity-flow with water diverted from the dam through the tunnel system. The dam and the tunnel system were two major components of the project. It was also Adnan's Idea in High School to build many containers for international trade. These containers would then be transported by ships, trains (railway) and/or trucks. When his teacher, Klaus Stolzenberg, had asked Adnan: "How would you put these containers from ships onto railroad cars or trucks?", Adnan replied: "With cranes."

At a later time, Mr. Stolzenberg had asked Adnan to create a new name for an airplane company, but he had also requested that this name will start with the letter "A". Therefore after some careful thought, Adnan had created the name "AIRBUS" for this Company to build airplanes in Europe.

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 Visa and MasterCard:
These magnetic swipe cards, which are currently being used as ATM cards or debit cards etc., were an idea of ADNAN TUNCEL when he was seven years old (1961). At the time of his invention, Adnan thought that the people could spend the money in their bank account electronically with the use of computer technology. Adnan had also thought, that the package-delivery requirements of the future could not all be handled by a postal service alone. Therefore, Adnan strongly recommended the establishment of two private delivery Companies, which he named: Federal Express (Fed Ex) and United Parcel Service (UPS). After he had drawn the Logos for each of these Companies, he chose the colors for their delivery trucks as white and brown.

Space Shuttle
A visitor came to the Elementary School one day to talk to Adnan. The topic was the space travel and the rocket science for NASA. Adnan thought that it was possible to carry a space shuttle into outer space by adding two more side-rockets at a slight angle to the main rocket. The space shuttle would then be balanced to take off vertically and follow a straight path upwards into space. Once in outer space, the shuttle would navigate with three rockets on its back. The space shuttle would also have wings to fly back and land on earth, but the visitor, who came to the School, was very concerned about re-entering into the earth's atmosphere. He said that this vehicle would burn during the re-entering. Adnan argued that the space shuttle could be protected by a brick like surface. Each of these bricks would be made from a certain material, which would be prepared by baking them in an oven with fire. These bricks would cover all those areas to protect the flying space shuttle and be the heat shield during the re-entering into the earth's atmosphere. When Adnan was in High School, he also thought that a mission to Planet Mars was possible.

In an algebra and geometry class at his High School (İstanbul German Lyceum), he came up with the idea of a mechanical billboard to display three different advertisements instead of just one by alternating and periodically changing the display from one ad to another. He also derived an equation to maximize the volume inside the mailboxes for the apartment buildings. Many years later, during a final exam, when he was a senior student at the Cornell University studying Electrical Engineering in 1978, he discovered Manchester Encoding, without knowing that it had been already discovered in England at Manchester University. As he was describing his discovery during the final exam, Adnan noted that whenever the bits in sequence changed from 1 → 0 or 0 → 1, then a skip occurred, therefor watchdog action was required. (Manchester code was first used in serial data communications.) One of his friends at Cornell University, Erhan Kudeki, consulted Adnan about dish antennas for DirecTV. In high school (the German Lyceum in Istanbul), Adnan envisioned such products: door, house and telecommunications, video monitoring for the SSS Siedle Company in Germany. He drew the emblem for the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 1969.

TUM Logo

After drawing the above "TUM" Logo, Adnan created the following zip code for Heidelberg, Germany: 69117. When Adnan was still a young child, he also created many names for the American, European and Japanese corporations and designed many logos for them.

These following Names and their Symbols or the Logos were created by Adnan Tuncel:
NISSAN - PANTENE - STARBUCKS COFFEE - Cell phone - Pizza - BED BATH & BEYOND - Walmart - SUBWAY - McDonald's - Domino's Pizza - NISSAN - ALTIMA - TOYOTA - CAMRY - LEXUS - INFINITI - SAAB - SATURN - SONY - VAIO - HONDA - MAZDA - OPTIMA - MAXIMA - MINOLTA - CANON - SUBARU - MITSUBISHI - SUZUKI - ISUZU - FUJITSU - KOMATSU - SAMSUNG - PANASONIC - MOTOROLA - DELL - HP: Hewlett Packard - IBM - CNN - UPS - United States Postal Service - Client Server - Dual Port RAM - COMPAQ - APPLE Computer - SUN Microsystems - MICROSOFT - INTEL - HYATT - Fed Ex - NASCAR - FORMULA 1 - M & T BANK - VISA - SAATCHI & SAATCHI - ABRAMS TANK - F 16 - F 18 - Airbus 330 - Deutsche Bank - Technische Universität München (TUM) - EURO - BRAUN - MIR - Axiohm - Helicopter - TORNADO - LEOPARD TANK - Sabra - "T" Mobile - DIRECTV - RAYTHEON - Shopping MALL - FORUM Magazine - AYDIN - Mafia - Bilgisayar - Cep Telefonu - Çimento - Kesit İnşaat - TUNTEKS - SABANCI - KOÇ - VitrA - VERSALON - ONUR AIR - MARMARAY - Biletix - Vizontele - Amazon - Facebook - Internet . . . . . . .

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Adnan Tuncel - 1965
His family roots are in Karaman, TURKEY. Adnan was born on January 13, 1954 at the German Hospital in Istanbul. He attended high school at Istanbul German Lyceum, which was a mathematical and scientific High School, founded in 1868. Countless ideas and drawings as child, which changed the world forever. When he was between the ages from nine to eighteen, he wrote many film stories and 999 poems in Turkish for many songs. Adnan wanted to be an architect when he was a teenager. He drew architecture in high-school. Adnan immigrated to the United States when he was 18 years old in 1972. He participated in the Varsity Soccer Team at Westchester C.C..


He was on Dean's List. Vice President and President of Turkish Students Association at CORNELL (1977-79). Enjoys outdoors and hiking. Dual citizenship of both U.S.A. and TURKEY. Adnan travels like Marco Polo.

 CORNELL UNIVERSITY   1976 - 1980 
 Tompkins Cortland C.C. (TC3)  1977 (Summer)
 Westchester Community College  1973 - 1976
 Briarcliff Manor High School  1973 
 Woodrow Wilson Junior High School  1972 
 Bakırköy Behram Ağa İlkokulu   1960 - 1965
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Briarcliff High School
Briarcliff High School
Deutsche Schule İstanbul
High School: İstanbul German Lyceum
Bakırköy Behram Ağa İlkokulu
Elementary School: Bakırköy Behram Ağa İlkokulu
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