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Assassination of Los Angeles Turkish Consul General Marks 46th Anniversary of Modern Day Armenian Terrorism

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 Ottoman Topkapi Palace. After greeting [...]

Assassination of Los Angeles Turkish Consul General Marks 46th Anniversary of Modern Day Armenian Terrorism2019-01-27T14:03:20-05:00

ATAA Remembers H.E. Mr. Rauf Denktas

The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) remembers H.E. Mr. Rauf Denktas (1924-2012) on the seventh 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 [...]

ATAA Remembers H.E. Mr. Rauf Denktas2019-02-18T09:28:29-05:00

ATAA Statement on U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Recent Remarks on Syrian Kurds 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. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent remarks on Turkey's military intervention targeting Kurds in Syria. Secretary Pompeo's identification of US-backed People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria with Kurds shows worrying [...]

ATAA Statement on U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Recent Remarks on Syrian Kurds and Turkey2019-01-10T17:50:44-05:00