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The ATAA, representing over 60 local chapters and 500,000 Turkish Americans throughout the United States, serves locally and nationwide to develop an informed and empowered Turkish American community, and to support strong U.S.-Turkish relations. The ATAA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed under the laws of the District of Columbia.
The founding principle of ATAA was the need to create cohesion and cooperation between the large numbers of social/cultural Turkish American organizations around the US. The Assembly’s main goal is to be a link between all communities, large or small, and pursue their interests in Washington and beyond. The main objectives of ATAA are two-fold. One is to create an informed national Turkish American community that can help foster US-Turkish relations and take an active part in promoting a balanced and truthful picture of Turkey in the US. The other is to educate Americans in government, the media and the public at large about Turkey and issues that concern us as Turkish Americans.
B y becoming a member you will be part of a network of Turkish-Americans and friends of Turkey who care about the historic relationship between the two peoples and who are aware of the crucial role each one of us plays in strengthening the relationship and promoting an accurate and fair picture of Turkey and Turks. Join ATAA  Today…..

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The Apologia of Genocide Recognition

October 4th, 2017|Comments Off on The Apologia of Genocide Recognition

By Ambassador (Ret.) Şükrü M. Elekdağ Former Member of Parliament,  Republican People’s Party (CHP) İstanbul December 22, 2008 - Architects of the recent apology campaign declared that their underlying purpose was not to charge Turkey [...]

Turkish Diplomats Killed by Armenian Terrorists

October 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Turkish Diplomats Killed by Armenian Terrorists

Below are 27 attacks against Turkish diplomats by Armenian terrorists during 1980s. These events have been divided into four categories: The first are instances in which a Turkish diplomat was killed and the perpetrators were [...]

Who Burned Izmir?

October 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Who Burned Izmir?

In 1920 Izmir was given up to the Greeks by the Ottomans as part of a Peace agreement proposed by Churchill. Although intended as an allied occupation under the armistice terms, it was in fact [...]