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ATAA President Gökhan Özalp’s Farewell Message

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 [...]

ATAA President Gökhan Özalp’s Farewell Message2020-12-23T13:05:06-05:00

ATAA and the Turkish American Cause Depend on Your Support!

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 [...]

ATAA and the Turkish American Cause Depend on Your Support!2020-12-23T13:03:10-05:00

ATAA Hosts Webinar on the 82nd Anniversary of Passing of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

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, [...]

ATAA Hosts Webinar on the 82nd Anniversary of Passing of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk2020-12-21T14:43:44-05:00

Dispossessed: America In Pursuit of Justice and Healing During Covid-19

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 [...]

Dispossessed: America In Pursuit of Justice and Healing During Covid-192020-12-23T13:06:34-05:00

ATAA Hosts Special Webinar on the 97th Anniversary of Republic Day of Turkey

As part of its online webinar series, the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) organized a special webinar on the 97th anniversary of Republic Day of Turkey on October 25th, 2020. The special online program started with October 29 celebration messages from ATAA President Gökhan Özalp, ATAA Board members and presidents of 17 ATAA component associations. [...]

ATAA Hosts Special Webinar on the 97th Anniversary of Republic Day of Turkey2020-12-23T13:03:52-05:00

ATAA Celebrates Turkey’s 75th Anniversary at the United Nations

On October 18, the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA), in collaboration with Atatürk Society of America and The Light Millennium Organization, hosted a webinar titled “Let’s Join in the World’s Largest Conversation #UN75, and Celebrate Turkey’s 75th Anniversary at the United Nations (UN).” The online webinar started off with a performance of Beethoven's sonata #17 by [...]

ATAA Celebrates Turkey’s 75th Anniversary at the United Nations2020-12-23T13:01:31-05:00

ATAA Remembers Dr. N. Brent Kennedy III, Founder of the Melungeon Heritage Association

Dr. N. Brent Kennedy III, founder of the Melungeon Heritage Association (MHA), scholar on Melungeon ancestry, and author of the Melungeons: The Resurrection of a Proud People, passed away on September  21, 2020 in Wise, Virginia. He was a  great friend of Turkish people and Turkish heritage, led several delegations to Turkey and investigated the Turkish [...]

ATAA Remembers Dr. N. Brent Kennedy III, Founder of the Melungeon Heritage Association2020-12-23T13:07:45-05:00

Informative Meeting on ATAA’s Association with the UN

On September 13, 2020, the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) celebrated its association with the UN-DGC during a webinar titled “An Informative Meeting on ATAA’s Association with the UN Department of Global Communications” (UN-DGC). The webinar was organized by ATAA Committee on UN Relations and participated by local Turkish American organizations. The online program was [...]

Informative Meeting on ATAA’s Association with the UN2020-12-23T13:02:18-05:00

ATAA Remembers Louis Elton Kahn, former Education and Programs Director for the AFOT

Louis Elton Kahn, former Education and Programs Director for the American Friends of Turkey (AFOT), passed  away on August 26, 2020 in Washington DC. Born April 10, 1933, Lou grew up in Napa, California, where his father was a Boy Scout executive and his mother a public health nurse. As a youth, Lou earned the Eagle [...]

ATAA Remembers Louis Elton Kahn, former Education and Programs Director for the AFOT2020-12-23T13:06:52-05:00

ATAA Becomes Associate Member of the UN-DGC

With the full support of its members and member organizations, the Board of Directors of the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) unanimously decided to start the “Association” process with the United Nations Department of Global Communications (UN-DGC) on March 30, 2020 and became an associate member of the UN-DGC  on July 14, 2020. In this [...]

ATAA Becomes Associate Member of the UN-DGC2020-12-23T13:02:44-05:00
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