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ATAA Urges More Dialogue and Less Confrontation between United States and Turkey

The Assembly of Turkish-American Associations (ATAA), which represents the interests of over half million Turkish-Americans living in the United States, is deeply concerned with the U.S. Government's recent political statements as well as the economic sanctions and tariffs it has imposed on the Republic of Turkey. The model partnership enjoyed by the United States and Turkey [...]

ATAA Urges More Dialogue and Less Confrontation between United States and Turkey2018-08-15T23:11:09+00:00

Turkish American Police Officer Cem Duzel Recovering from Traumatic Head Injury Needs Your Help!

Turkish American Police Officer Cem Duzel was shot and critically injured in the line of duty while responding to call on the east side of Colorado Springs on Thursday, August 2, 2018. Officer Duzel, a five-year veteran of the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD), remains stable, but in critical condition with traumatic head injuries at the [...]

Turkish American Police Officer Cem Duzel Recovering from Traumatic Head Injury Needs Your Help!2018-08-15T23:01:08+00:00

ATAA Celebrates the 95th Anniversary of the Lausanne Peace Treaty

Today we celebrate the 95th 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 95th Anniversary of the Lausanne Peace Treaty2018-07-24T09:52:46+00:00

ATAA Commemorates the 44th Anniversary of Turkey’s Cyprus Peace Operation

Today marks the 44th 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 of the two modern [...]

ATAA Commemorates the 44th Anniversary of Turkey’s Cyprus Peace Operation2018-07-20T11:15:07+00:00

California Parole Board Denies Parole for Armenian Terrorist Sassounian

On June 29, 2018, the California Department of Corrections Parole Board denied Hampig "Harry" Sassounian's release on parole. This was Sassounian's fifth parole denial in twelve years. Sassounian will not be eligible for parole suitability hearing until June 2021. Sassounian, Inmate C88440, was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment for the heinous [...]

California Parole Board Denies Parole for Armenian Terrorist Sassounian2018-07-11T11:08:03+00:00

Urge California Parole Board to Deny Release of Terrorist Hampig Sassounian

On June 29, the California Parole Board will hold parole suitability hearing for inmate Hampig Sassounian, (CDC# C88440) Hampig Sassounian was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment for the heinous assassination of Turkish Consul General Kemal Arikan on January 28, 1982. Sassounian shot Mr. Arikan 14 times in the chest and head. [...]

Urge California Parole Board to Deny Release of Terrorist Hampig Sassounian2018-06-07T23:14:44+00:00

ATAA Deeply Saddened by the Passing of Professor Bernard Lewis

The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) is deeply saddened by the passing of Professor Bernard Lewis, British-American historian and preeminent scholar of the Middle East, Islam, Turkey and the Ottoman Empire. Professor Lewis died in New Jersey on Saturday at the age of 101. Professor Lewis was best known for his position on the Armenian [...]

ATAA Deeply Saddened by the Passing of Professor Bernard Lewis2018-05-23T23:33:52+00:00

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

May 19th marks a significant date in the history of the Turkish Republic. Ninety-nine 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 at the end of World War [...]

ATAA Celebrates May 19, Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day2018-05-23T23:33:52+00:00

ATAA Attends Anzac Day Dawn Ceremony

April 25, 2018, 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 Attends Anzac Day Dawn Ceremony2018-07-11T00:14:18+00:00

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

On the occasion of the 98th 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 future! It is you who will bathe [...]

ATAA Celebrates April 23rd Turkish National Sovereignty & Children’s Day2018-04-23T09:21:07+00:00