Today the Turkish American Community honors the life and legacy of a remarkable man, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his commitment to equality and justice. Dr. King never wavered from his path of peaceful opposition to segregation and discrimination. Indeed, segregation was still exercised in America, one hundred years after the Civil War, which claimed [...]
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The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) remembers Honorable Rauf Denktas (1924-2012) on the sixth anniversary of his passing. 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 on the island of Cyprus (1963-1974). The Turkish [...]
" I am not leaving a spiritual legacy of dogmas, unchangeable petrified directives. My spiritual legacy is science and reason. People who will follow us will realize that upon challenging and deeply entrenched obstacles, even though we may not have fully achieved all our goals, we never made a concession and always took science and reason [...]
By Professor Heath W. Lowry * Institute of Turkish Studies, Inc. Washington, D.C.. Political Communication and Persuasion, Volume 3, Number 2 (1985) Abstract: This article traces the history of a purported Adolf Hitler quote which cites the percent of the world's lack of reaction to the fate of Armenians during the First World War as a [...]
By John Dewey Published in The New Republic, November 12, 1928 The tragedy in Turkey is more extensive than the sad plight of minorities. Those who have the patience to refrain in the Near East from a premature partisanship are likely soon to arrive at a state of mind in which all parties are so much [...]