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Turks to Woo Congress with Spiced Meats, Caffeine

A cadre of Turkish-American organizations are returning to Capitol Hill Thursday to campaign for their independence-seeking, European-bound brethren — and the group is bringing a host of regional delicacies to help sweeten the deal.  

Turkish Cypriot Day on the Hill is scheduled to swoop into the foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Assembly of Turkish American Associations is spearheading the annual reception . An event organizer confirmed that Café Divan will once again be catering the event. The Georgetown-based restaurant is expected to provide tastings of doner and rice; tomato salad; chopped beef tenderloin with mixed vegetables; deep-fried, dough-wrapped feta; spinach-filled pastries; tabbouleh; hummus; rice-stuffed grape leaves; fried halloumi; baklava and revani (syrup-soaked cake). Traditional Turkish coffee service will also be made available to java junkies.  

Those interested in experiencing the Mediterranean-dining extravaganza should RSVP to .  

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