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

May 19, 2017, Washington, DC | May 19th marks a significant date in the history of the Turkish Republic. Ninety-eight 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 [...]

ATAA Celebrates May 19, Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day2017-08-24T01:24:16-04:00

California Governor Jerry Brown Denies Parole for Armenian Terrorist Hampig Sassounian

May 15, 2017, Washington, DC | Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) commends California Governor Jerry Brown for denying the parole of San Quentin Prison inmate Hampig Sassounian, whose parole was previously granted by the California Board of Parole. Sassounian, Inmate C88440, was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment for the heinous [...]

California Governor Jerry Brown Denies Parole for Armenian Terrorist Hampig Sassounian2017-08-24T01:17:55-04:00

ATAA Buys New ATAA Turkish House, Moves Out From Its Old Location

Dear Assembly Members and Friends: It is with our great pleasure to inform you that in coming weeks, we will open our doors in more spacious and comfortable surroundings. Our old office served us well, and we made great memories there, but we couldn't be more excited about our new space. Our new address is 6003 Tower [...]

ATAA Buys New ATAA Turkish House, Moves Out From Its Old Location2017-08-24T01:25:27-04:00

An Armenian and Muslim Tragedy? Yes! Genocide? No!

By Bruce Fein* I. Both Armenians and Muslims in Eastern Anatolia under the Ottoman Empire experienced harrowing casualties and gripping privations during World War I. Hundreds of thousands perished. Most were innocent. All deserve pity and respect. Their known and unknown graves testify to President John F. Kennedy's lament that "Life is unfair." An Armenian tombstone [...]

An Armenian and Muslim Tragedy? Yes! Genocide? No!2019-01-07T00:49:33-05:00