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ATAA Remembers Victims of Armenian Terrorism


June 2, 1978 - Madrid, Spain Three Armenian gunmen open automatic gunfire on the automobile of the Turkish Ambassador to Spain, Zeki Kuneralp. The Ambassador's wife, Necla Kuneralp, and a guest, a retired Turkish Ambassador, Besir Balcioglu, are killed. Spanish chauffeur, Antonio Torres, dies later from his wounds. Armenian terrorist organizations, ASALA and JCAG claim responsibility. [...]

ATAA Celebrates May 19, Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day


May 19, 2017, Washington, DC | May 19th marks a significant date in the history of the Turkish Republic. Ninety-eight years ago today, Army Commander and Founding Father Mustafa Kemal Atatürk arrived in the port city of Samsun on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, launching the War of Independence against powers that had invaded Turkey [...]

California Governor Jerry Brown Denies Parole for Armenian Terrorist Hampig Sassounian


May 15, 2017, Washington, DC | Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) commends California Governor Jerry Brown for denying the parole of San Quentin Prison inmate Hampig Sassounian, whose parole was previously granted by the California Board of Parole. Sassounian, Inmate C88440, was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment for the heinous [...]

ATAA Buys New ATAA Turkish House, Moves Out From Its Old Location


Dear Assembly Members and Friends: It is with our great pleasure to inform you that in coming weeks, we will open our doors in more spacious and comfortable surroundings. Our old office served us well, and we made great memories there, but we couldn't be more excited about our new space. Our new address is 6003 Tower [...]

ATAA Attends Anzac Day Dawn Service


April 25, 2017, Washington, DC | On April 25 at 5:45am, the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) participated in the Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington DC. ATAA Art Director Hakan Dakin joined the Defense Attache's of Australia, New Zealand, Britain, France, Korea, Canada and Turkey, to place a [...]

ATAA Celebrates April 23rd Turkish National Sovereignty & Children’s Day


April 23, 2017 , Washington, DC  | On the occasion of the 97th anniversary of April 23rd Turkish National Sovereignty and Children's Day, the Assembly of Turkish American Associations  congratulates all children and the Turkish American community. "Little women, little men! Each one of you is a star, a ray of light, a rose of the [...]

ATAA 37th Annual Turkish American Conference a Success


ATAA's 37th Annual Turkish American Conference was held March 24-25 in Houston, Texas with a theme of "U.S-Turkey Relations: The Political, Economic and Cultural Dimensions." The two day conference composed by presentations, panel discussions and interactive dialogue  provided the participants with the rich opportunity to explore a broad range of topics including U.S. -Turkey Relations, Proposed [...]

ATAA Welcomes Newly Elected Board Members


March 29, 2017, Washington, DC  - The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) is pleased to  announce the ATAA 2017 Election Results. All candidates were nominated and selected in strict accordance with the ATAA Bylaws and procedures. Those candidates that were nominated expressed their voluntary and explicit agreement that the nomination of each was appropriate and [...]

ATAA Commemorates the 102nd Anniversary of the Battle of Çanakkale, March 18, 1915


Washington, DC | March 18, 2017 - Today, we respectfully commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Çanakkale/Gallipoli War as a great national victory; the day allied warships were repelled by the courage and sacrifice of the Turkish gunners and foot soldiers at the Çanakkale/Gallipoli fortifications.  The battle lasted two years, claiming the lives of over 70 [...]

ATAA 37th Annual Turkish American Conference


The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) will hold its 37th Annual Turkish American Conference (NLC 2017) on March 24-25, 2017 at Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria in Houston, Texas. The Conference will bring Turkish and American leaders as well as more than 300 national and local community leaders to highlight the role of Turkish diaspora [...]