March 9, 1983 | Belgrade, Yugoslavia Galip Balkar, Turkish Ambassador to Yugoslavia On March 9, 1983, two Armenian gunmen assassinated the Turkish Ambassador to Yugoslavia, Galip Balkar, and seriously wound his chauffeur, Necati Kayar, in central Belgrade. Galip Balkar died on March 11 in the neurosurgical clinic in Belgrade where he was in critical condition after [...]
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The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) commemorates the 29th anniversary 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, the Armenian Armed Forces, reportedly backed by soldiers from the 366th Motor Rifle Regiment of [...]
Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) and ATAA Committee on UN Relations proudly present: THE IMPACT OF TURKISH WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES The theme of the 2021 International Day of Women: CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE On the observance of International Day of Women (March 8) and in support of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)5: Gender Equality Sunday, [...]
February 15, 2021, Alexandria, VA | The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) strongly condemns the execution of 13 Turkish hostages including Turkish soldiers, police officers and civilians held by outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorists in northern Iraq. Since 1984, the PKK, designated by the United States, NATO and EU as a terrorist organization, has [...]
Mehmet Baydar Turkish Consul General Bahadır Demir Turkish Vice Consul Kemal Arıkan Turkish Consul General January 27, 1973: Santa Barbara, California 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 [...]
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 [...]
January 16, 2021, Alexandria, VA | The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) is pleased to announce the result of the 2020 Board of Directors Election. All candidates were nominated and selected in strict accordance with the ATAA bylaws and procedures. Those candidates who were nominated expressed their voluntary and explicit agreement that the nomination of [...]
Dear Members of the Assembly of Turkish American Associations and Friends, I am writing this piece as a farewell statement and a heartfelt note of appreciation to thank our members for the trust and support they bestowed upon us during my presidency. With your help, ATAA has continued to be the most prominent umbrella organization in [...]
Dear Friend: Today, we are writing to appeal for your support and help for the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA). Like all organizations, the ATAA has also been negatively affected by the global pandemic and is seeking support from community members like you. Since its founding in 1979, the ATAA has made remarkable strides in representing [...]
In commemoration of the 82nd anniversary of the passing of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and in support of the World Science Day for Peace and Development, the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) and The Light Millennium jointly hosted the Science with and for Society webinar on November 7, 2020. The participating panelists were: Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan, [...]