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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 Celebrates the 94th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic

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

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

ATAA Celebrates the 94th Anniversary of the Lausanne Peace Treaty

Today we celebrate the 94th Anniversary of the Lausanne Peace Treaty. It was through this treaty that Turkey finally gained back its political and economic sovereignty, in the aftermath of what was possibly the most turbulent years of its history. Witnessing the catastrophic decline of the Ottoman Empire after the superimposed Sevres Treaty and the hardships [...]

ATAA Celebrates the 94th Anniversary of the Lausanne Peace Treaty2017-08-24T01:16:25+00:00

ATAA Commemorates the 43rd Anniversary of Turkey’s Cyprus Peace Operation

July 20, 2017 | Today marks the 43rd anniversary of the Turkish Rescue and Peace Operation conducted by the Turkish Army on Cyprus on July 20, 1974 to protect the lives and liberties of the island's Turkish community from mass extermination. Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) commends the Turkish Armed Forces, which carried out one [...]

ATAA Commemorates the 43rd Anniversary of Turkey’s Cyprus Peace Operation2017-08-24T01:16:35+00:00

ATAA Remembers July 15 Coup Attempt in Turkey

Today marks the 1st anniversary of the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey, which claimed the lives of 249 and wounded more than 2,000. The failed attempt by the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) whose affiliates have infiltrated to Turkish society, political system and armed forces to overthrow the current government in Turkey is a blatant attack [...]

ATAA Remembers July 15 Coup Attempt in Turkey2017-08-24T01:25:05+00:00

ATAA Remembers Victims of Armenian Terrorism – July 14, 1983 – Brussels

July 14, 1983 - Brussels, Belgium Armenian gunmen assassinate Turkish Embassy Administrative Attaché, Dursun Aksoy, while in his automobile near his home in Brussels' embassy section. ASALA and JCAG claim responsibility. July 27, 1983 - Lisbon, Portugal Five Armenian gunmen - "The Lisbon Five" - storm the Turkish Embassy in Lisbon, killing a Portuguese law enforcement [...]

ATAA Remembers Victims of Armenian Terrorism – July 14, 1983 – Brussels2017-08-24T01:17:25+00:00