ATAA Remembers Victims of Armenian Terrorism

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 [...]

ATAA Remembers Victims of Armenian Terrorism2021-01-28T14:50:52-05:00

ATAA Board of Directors Changes Leadership, Welcomes New Members

At the Assembly of Delegates meeting on January 16, 2021, President Elect Mazlum Kosma took over as the President of the Board of Directors of the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA), succeeding President Gokhan Ozalp, who assumed the position of immediate Past President. Since 2009, Mr. Kosma has contributed significantly to ATAA by volunteering for [...]

ATAA Board of Directors Changes Leadership, Welcomes New Members2021-01-22T17:24:50-05:00

ATAA Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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 [...]

ATAA Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.2021-01-18T23:41:42-05:00

ATAA 2020 BOD Election Results

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 [...]

ATAA 2020 BOD Election Results2021-01-19T00:33:58-05:00

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 Remembers Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938)

" I am not leaving a spiritual legacy of dogmas, unchangeable petrified directives. My spiritual legacy is science and reason. People who will follow us will realize that upon challenging and deeply entrenched obstacles, even though we may not have fully achieved all our goals, we never made a concession and always took science and reason [...]

ATAA Remembers Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938)2020-11-10T01:18:33-05:00

ATAA Condemns Hate Crime Targeting Turkish Restaurant

The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) is deeply disturbed by the hate crime targeting Turkish Restaurant Cafe Istanbul located in Beverly Hills, California late evening on November 4, 2020. A group of men walked into a restaurant, attacked the business owners and employees, and ransacked the property while making pro Armenia comments. Moments of crime [...]

ATAA Condemns Hate Crime Targeting Turkish Restaurant2020-11-09T13:39:36-05:00
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