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

2018-04-23T09:21:07+00:00

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 Day 2018-04-23T09:21:07+00:00

ATAA Commemorates the 103rd Anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli War

2018-03-23T11:32:29+00:00

Today, we respectfully commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the Battle of 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 thousand British, Australian, French, New [...]

ATAA Commemorates the 103rd Anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli War 2018-03-23T11:32:29+00:00

An Open letter to Congress: US must respond to Turkish concerns in Syria

2018-03-09T16:30:49+00:00

Dear Members of Congress: On behalf of the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA), which serves as the voice of over 500,000 Turkish Americans and 60 local Turkish American organizations nationwide, I am writing to express our grave concern over the United States’ support for the PKK linked People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria. The YPG [...]

An Open letter to Congress: US must respond to Turkish concerns in Syria 2018-03-09T16:30:49+00:00

ATAA Remembers the Victims of the Khojaly Massacre

2018-02-27T10:19:12+00:00

The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) mourns the victims of the Khojaly massacre, which claimed the lives of hundreds of Azerbaijani civilians from the town of Khojaly located in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. As Human Rights Watch documented, between February 25 and 26, 1992, the Armenian Armed Forces and Russian 366th Motor Rifle Regiment [...]

ATAA Remembers the Victims of the Khojaly Massacre 2018-02-27T10:19:12+00:00

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 Sensoy 2018-02-07T22:31:02+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 Terrorism 2018-02-07T15:05:52+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 Denktas 2018-02-24T11:31:16+00:00