Its founder, Hamdi Ulukaya, is a Turkish immigrant of Kurdish descent. There are calls to boycott Chobani. Ulukaya and the company have been taunted with racist epithets on Twitter and Facebook. Ulukaya arrived in upstate New York in the 1990s to attend school. By 2002 he was making and selling feta cheese inspired by a family recipe.
By many measures, Chobani embodies the classic American immigrant success story.
Its founder, Hamdi Ulukaya, is a Turkish immigrant of Kurdish descent. He bought a defunct yogurt factory in upstate New York, added a facility in Twin Falls, Idaho, and now employs about 2,000 people making Greek yogurt.
But in this election season, the extreme right has a problem with Chobani: In its view, too many of those employees are refugees.
As Ulukaya has stepped up his advocacy — employing more than 300 refugees in his factories, starting a foundation to help…