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ATAA Remembers Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

ATAA Remembers 9/11

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. The tragic events of September 11 have left an indelible mark on the lives and hearts of the American people - just as vivid and painful now as it was that morning. While we have yet to comprehend such horrific [...]

ATAA Remembers 9/112017-10-04T12:28:49+00:00

ATAA Celebrates 95th Anniversary of Turkish Victory Day

Today marks a monumental day in Turkish history - a day to memorialize the lives that were lost in Turkey's final battle for independence. Under the leadership of revolutionary leader and visionary statesman Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Anatolian men and women, young and old, fought in the ranks of the Turkish Independence Movement, with little or no [...]

ATAA Celebrates 95th Anniversary of Turkish Victory Day2017-08-30T02:30:21+00:00

ATAA Remembers Victims of Armenian Terrorism-August 27, 1982-Ottawa

Colonel Atilla Altikat (1937-1982) Armenian gunmen attack and kill Turkish military attaché, Colonel Atilla Altikat, in Ottawa, Canada. When his car stops at a red light on Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, a passenger from a nearby vehicle gets out and fires nine shots from a 9mm Browning handgun through the passenger side window [...]

ATAA Remembers Victims of Armenian Terrorism-August 27, 1982-Ottawa2017-09-05T01:49:55+00:00