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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+00:00

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 Denktas2019-01-15T01:21:40+00:00

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+00:00

ATAA Remembers Mustafa Fehmi Kubilay

Today we remember and honor the memory of Lieutenant Mustafa Fehmi Kubilay, a young lieutenant in the army of the newly founded Turkish Republic, on the 88th anniversary of his brutal murder. Lieutenant Kubilay's courage and sacrifice in protecting Turkey's new secular democracy will remain an inspiration to us all. Murder of Kubilay, also known as [...]

ATAA Remembers Mustafa Fehmi Kubilay2018-12-23T13:18:54+00:00

We Need Your Support Now More than Ever

Dear ATAA Members and Friends: On behalf of the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA), we are writing to express our sincere gratitude to all our members and friends for responding to the ATAA 2017 Building and Endowments Fund Drive. Thanks to their generosity, we were able to raise sufficient funds to replenish our Endowment Fund [...]

We Need Your Support Now More than Ever2019-01-14T23:26:12+00:00

ATAA Remembers M. Kemal Atatürk

" 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 M. Kemal Atatürk2018-11-10T04:30:00+00:00

ATAA Celebrates the 95th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic

As we mark the 95th Anniversary of the Republic of Turkey, we commemorate the resolute leader of the Turkish independence movement and its first President, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and praise his generative vision and determination that gave place to Turkey's advancement as a model of an independent, sovereign, democratic and secular state, providing basis for individual [...]

ATAA Celebrates the 95th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic2019-01-14T23:30:50+00:00

ATAA Thanks Its Members for Their Continued Support!

Dear ATAA Members and Friends: On Behalf of Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA), we would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to ATAA members and friends for responding to the ATAA 2017 Building and Endowments Funds Drive. With their steadfast commitment and generous donations, we were able to raise more than [...]

ATAA Thanks Its Members for Their Continued Support!2019-01-14T23:30:52+00:00

ATAA Remembers September 11, 2001

Today marks the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that left 2,996 people dead and more than 6,000 others injured in the United States. The tragic events of September 11 have left an indelible mark on the lives and hearts of the American people - just as vivid and painful now as it [...]

ATAA Remembers September 11, 20012018-09-11T10:21:05+00:00

ATAA Celebrates 96th Anniversary of Turkish Victory Day

Today marks the 96th anniversary of the victory at Dumlupınar, which was the final battle of the Turkish War of Independence against the occupying forces of Britain, France, Italy and Greece. Under the leadership of revolutionary leader and visionary statesman Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Anatolian men and women, young and old, fought in the ranks of the [...]

ATAA Celebrates 96th Anniversary of Turkish Victory Day2018-08-30T14:59:58+00:00