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2014 Annual Conference Highlights | Video Archive | Photo Album

Press Releases and News

ATAA Remembers Honorable Rauf Denktas
Founder and Former President
of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

The Assembly of Turkish American Associations remembers Honorable Rauf Denktas (1924-2012) on the third anniversary of his death. The founder and the first president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus,  Rauf  Denktas was a leading figure in protecting the Turkish Cypriots from annihilation and ethnic cleansing at the hands of Greek and Greek Cypriot terrorists on the island of Cyprus (1963-1974). read

ATAA Condemns Terrorist Attacks Against Journalist and Law Enforcement in Paris, Istanbul and Yemen

WASHINGTON, DC,  January 9, 2015 - Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) condemns terrorist attacks that killed 12 people, including law enforcement and  journalists, at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, 37 people at the  Yemen Police  Academy, and two at the Istanbul Police Department.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims.read

ATAA Celebrates the 31st Anniversary of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
ATAA Condemns Senseless Assault on American Sailors
ATAA Remembers M. Kemal Atatürk
ATAA Celebrates the 91st Anniversary of the Turkish Republic
ATAA Condemns Anti-Turkish Violence in the World
ATAA Commends Turkish Women in Sports As National Team Advances
ATAA welcomes the release of Turkish diplomats
ATAA Remembers September 11, 2001
ATAA Celebrates 92nd Anniversary of Turkish Victory Day

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Dr. Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol
(composer/multi-instrumentalist/ ethnomusicologist)
Mehmet Sanlıkol studied western classical piano with his mother Fethiye Sanlıkol and started giving piano recitals as early as age five. Until the year 1992, he constantly performed classical and contemporary music. Continue

Former Starturks
| StarTurk: Goals and Policy

Outside the Box

Trouble Brewing for Turkey in US House of Representativesby Mark Meirowitz
Prof. Turkkay Ataov's Lecture on Armenian Revolt
Turkey's PM Speaks to Security Conference re Armenian Claims
Interview with ATAA President Ergun Kirlikovali by Mert Turkoglu
USLifeMag Interview with Ergun Kirlikovali
Maxime Gauin: The Convergent Analysis of Russian, British, French, and American Officials Regarding the Armenian Volunteers (1914-1922)
Past President Gunay Evinch: France is “criminalizing thought”
Maxime Gauin: ASALA’s Day In The French National Assembly
Mark Meirowitz: Genocide’ in Armenia is not for Israel to decide
Maxime Gauin: Resisting Nicolas Sarkozy
President Kirlikovali: France is sorry for causing Armenian blood to be spilled
Maxime Gauin: Mr. Sarkozy is Making a Miscalculation
Javid J. Huseynov: Christmas onslaught by ethnic interest groups in France
President-Elect Mehmet Celebi's interview on WBEZ 91.5
President-elect Mehmet Celebi's interview on Al Jazeera
Past President Gunay Evinch, Bloomberg HT interview

In the News


ATAA Remembers Victims of Armenian Terrorism
TurkishNY, 121714
ATAA, Ermeni Terörü Kurbanlarını Anıyor
TurkishNY, 121714
Türk Toplumu Üyeleri Kongre Üyesi Thompson'la Buluştu
TurkishNY, 121414
BJC Executive Director Abramson gathers with ATAA representatives
Baltimore Jewish Council, 120114
ATAA ve ATACC, Dayton'da Ermeni Meselesi Konferansı Tertipledi
TurkishNY, 112714
ATAA'dan 24 Kasım Öğretmenler Günü Mesajı
TurkishNY, 112414
ATAA Congratulates Dr. Fusun Cetin Cuhadaroglu
TurkishNY, 112414
ATAA Condemns Senseless Assault on American Sailors
TurkishNY, 111314
ATAA'dan ABD Dışişlerinin Türkiye'den Sorumlu Direktörüne Ziyaret
TurkishNY, 111314
ATAA: M. Kemal Atatürk'ü Anıyoruz...
TurkishNY, 111014
ATAA Remembers M. Kemal Atatürk
TurkishNY, 111014
Florida Türkevi, ATAA ve TADF'nin Ortak Konferansına Ev Sahipliği Yaptı
TurkishNY, 110614
New York'ta 'Amerika'da Milli ve Manevi Değerlerin Savunulması' Konferansı
TurkishNY, 110514
ATAA'dan TÜSİAD ve Boğaziçi Üniversitesi'ne Kınama
TurkishNY, 110914

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Reference Center


Dr. Şükrü Elekdağ: Tarihsel Gerçekler ve Uluslararası
Hukuk Işığında Ermeni Soykırımı İddiası

ATAA Armenian Terrorism Report [pdf]
The Case of Mourad Topallian and the JCAG Terror Group [read]

ATAA Armenian Research Committee, Position Paper 1,
Review of "A Shameful Act", Taner Akcam (ATAA, April 2007); [pdf]

Book Review by Yucel Guclu, Mediterranean Quarterly
(Summer 2007) "The Armenian Rebellion at Van", Justin McCarthy, Esat Arslan, CemalettinTaskiran, Omer Turan, (The University of Utah Press, 2006). [pdf]

Bernard Lewis Distinguishes Armenian Case from Holocaust
Video Statement By Prof. Bernard Lewis Of Princeton University:
No Armenian Genocide [video] [pdf]

  A group of multi-national intellectuals ranging from diverse backgrounds like medical doctors, engineers, lawyers, computer scientists, and historians from Europe, USA and Turkey have agreed on the dissemination of attached articles to set the record straight regarding the false Armenian allegations.

White Paper [pdf] | Misrepresentations [pdf]


• Drug Smuggling as Main Source of PKK Terrorism read
• The Armenian Allegation of Genocide: FACTS by ATAA [read]
• Armenian-Turkish Conflict by Prof. Justin McCarthy [read]
• An Armenian and Muslim Tragedy? by Bruce Fein [read]
• Pursuing the Just Cause of Their People by Michael M. Gunter [read]
• Anatolia 1915: Turks Died, Too by Justin McCarthy [read]
• ATAA Remembers the Victims of Armenian Terrorism [read]

• Armenian-Azerbaijan Conflict [more]
• Occupation of Azerbaijan [read]
• Khojali Tragedy Remembered [read]


Turkey's PM Speaks to Security Conference re Armenian Claims
Armenian Fabrications
Armenian Terror
The Genocide of Truth
Institute for Armenian Research
Tall Armenian Tale
Edward Tashji
Armenian Issue
American-Turkish Claims Settlement: Under Dec 24, 1923 Agreement


What is PKK?
PKK´s Involvement in Drug Trafficking
Is There A "Kurdish Question" in Turkey?

PKK: The Worst Enemy of Kurdish Interests by Maxime Gauin
Children of Terror: The Case of the PKK by Sedat Laçiner
Drug Smuggling as Main Source of PKK Terrorism by Sedat Laçiner

PKK- TAK: Blind Nihilist Terror by Ihsan Bal
PKK: The Worst Enemy of Kurdish Interests
Children of Terror: The Case of the PKK

• An Admission of Exclusion by Guler Koknar[read]
• ATAA Statement on Cyprus for European Subcommittee [read]
• Attempted Genocide... in Cyprus by Michael Stephen [read]

Upcoming Events
Turkish American Advocacy and Ottoman History During WWI
Jan. 17, CA
Turkish Armenian Conflict: A Historical Perspective
Jan. 24, NC
What's New
E-Newsletter, Issue 49
Joint Declaration by Turkish American Associations
Armenian Terrorism Report (CIA, FOIA act file)
Selected Bibliography on the Armenian Question
ATAA 2014 BOD Elections
Genocide of Truth by Sukru Server Aya
Report Card on Gender Equality in Turkey

Action Alert
Save Iraqi Turkmens
in Amirli
Condemn the war crimes in Srebrenica and Khojaly
Call Now to Oppose HR 4347: A Racist Bill Against Turkey
Support Congressman Gerry Connolly, Remove Prejudices from Anti-Turkish Bill
Oppose HR 4347: Stop Racist Crusade against Turkey
Support U.S. Ally Turkey, Stop Al-Qaeda-ISIL Terror
Oppose S.Res.410

Useful info
Suggested Links
Şükrü Elekdağ: "Ermenistan bunu değerlendirmeli"
Armenian Allegations
and Historical Facts
A Brief Overview on Karabakh History from Past to Today
Osmanlı Hariciyesinde
Bir Ermeni Nazır: Gabriyel Noradunkyan Efendi

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