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ATAA Mourns the Passing of Ambassador Nabi Sensoy

2018-02-07T22:31:02+00:00

The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) deeply mourns the loss of Ambassador (Ret.) Nabi Sensoy, who passed away early this morning at age of 73 in Izmir, Turkey. During his tenure as Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the United States (2006-2009), Sensoy was instrumental in the growth, and success of ATAA. Ambassador Sensoy [...]

ATAA Mourns the Passing of Ambassador Nabi Sensoy2018-02-07T22:31:02+00:00

Assassination of Los Angeles Turkish Consul General Marks 45th Anniversary of Modern Day Armenian Terrorism

2018-02-07T15:05:52+00:00

January 28, 2018 | On January 27, 1973, Armenian American extremist, Gourgen Yanikian, assassinated the Los Angeles Turkish Consul General Mehmet Baydar and Vice Consul Bahadir Demir, after inviting the Turkish diplomats to his hotel suite to present the Turkish Government with "gifts." The supposed gifts were a bank note and a painting stolen from the [...]

Assassination of Los Angeles Turkish Consul General Marks 45th Anniversary of Modern Day Armenian Terrorism2018-02-07T15:05:52+00:00

ATAA Remembers Martin Luther King, Jr.

2018-02-07T22:32:43+00:00

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 [...]

ATAA Remembers Martin Luther King, Jr.2018-02-07T22:32:43+00:00

ATAA Remembers Hon. Rauf Denktas

2018-02-24T11:31:16+00:00

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 [...]

ATAA Remembers Hon. Rauf Denktas2018-02-24T11:31:16+00:00

ATAA Congratulates Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on 34th Anniversary of Independence

2017-12-20T10:27:20+00:00

On the occasion of the 34th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) congratulates all Turkish Cypriots and Turks around the world. As the search for a just and sustainable solution on the island of Cyprus continues, it is important to note that the [...]

ATAA Congratulates Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on 34th Anniversary of Independence2017-12-20T10:27:20+00:00

ATAA Remembers Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

2018-02-24T11:30:18+00:00

" 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 [...]

ATAA Remembers Mustafa Kemal Atatürk2018-02-24T11:30:18+00:00

ATAA Celebrates the 94th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic

2017-10-29T00:37:09+00:00

As we mark the 94th Anniversary of the Republic of Turkey, we commemorate the resolute leader of the Turkish independence movement and its first President, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and praise his generative vision and determination that gave place to Turkey's advancement as a model of an independent, sovereign, democratic and secular state, providing basis for individual [...]

ATAA Celebrates the 94th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic2017-10-29T00:37:09+00:00

ATAA Remembers Victims of Armenian Terrorism-September 24, 1981-France

2017-10-04T12:29:49+00:00

Four Armenian gunmen seize the Turkish Consulate, taking 56 people hostage for 16 hours. During the siege, Armenian gunman Kevork Guzelian shoots and seriously wounds Consul Kaya Inal and a Turkish Chief Inspector, Cemal Ozen. Turkish citizen held hostage by Armenian terrorists in Paris' Turkish Consulate General, September 24, 1981* In a statement issued [...]

ATAA Remembers Victims of Armenian Terrorism-September 24, 1981-France2017-10-04T12:29:49+00:00