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 [...]
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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, [...]
By Nilgun Anadolu-Okur, Ph.D. “A riot is the language of the unheard. America has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met.” 1 It had begun long before George Floyd’s senseless killing by a white police officer on May 25, 2020. Since Michael Brown’s shooting in 2014 several Black men [...]
ATAA UN Related Announcements #5 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’ün (10 Kasım 1938) aramızdan ayrılışının 82. Yıldönümü Anısına ve UNESCO’nun 31 C/20 no’lu Kararnamesi çerçevesinde; BARIŞ VE GELİŞME İÇİN DÜNYA BİLİM GÜNÜ (10 Kasım) ve Uluslararası Bilim Haftasına katkı amacıyla; Webinarı'nı Birleşmiş Milletler Küresel Hedefler Bölümü’ne (UNDGC_CSO) üye Türk Amerikan Dernekleri Kurulu (ATAA), ATAA BM İlişkiler Komitesi öncülüğünde [...]
ATAA UN Related Announcements #5 Assembly of Turkish American Associations & The Light Millennium, associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications, proudly present: In Commemoration of the 82nd anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's passing, and in support of the World Science Day for Peace and Development (UNESCO 31 C/Resolution 20) (10 November) Honorary Speaker on Atatürk AMBASSADOR [...]