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 Sassounian2018-06-07T23:14:44-04:00

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 Lewis2018-05-23T23:33:52-04:00

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 Day2018-05-23T23:33:52-04:00