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ATAA Commemorates the 104th Anniversary of the Battle of Çanakkale/Gallipoli, March 18, 1915

Today, we respectfully commemorate the 104th anniversary of the Battle of Çanakkale/Gallipoli as a great national victory; the day allied warships were repelled by the courage and sacrifice of the Turkish gunners and foot soldiers at the Çanakkale/Gallipoli fortifications. The battle lasted two years claiming the lives of over 70 thousand British, Australian, French, New Zealand [...]

ATAA Commemorates the 104th Anniversary of the Battle of Çanakkale/Gallipoli, March 18, 19152019-03-18T10:20:39-04:00

ATAA Condemns New Zealand Mosque Attacks

Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) condemns the deadly terrorist attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand during Friday prayers, which claimed the lives of 50 people and left 50 others wounded. ATAA stands in solidarity with the victims of this horrific massacre. ATAA condemns all types of radicalized act of terror and hopes that [...]

ATAA Condemns New Zealand Mosque Attacks2019-03-16T23:44:24-04:00

ATAA Remembers the Victims of the Khojaly Massacre

The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) mourns the victims 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 the [...]

ATAA Remembers the Victims of the Khojaly Massacre2019-02-25T14:57:04-04:00

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 Terrorism2019-01-27T14:03:20-04:00

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 Denktas2019-02-18T09:28:29-04:00

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 Turkey2019-01-10T17:50:44-04:00

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 Kubilay2018-12-23T13:18:54-04:00

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 Ever2019-01-14T23:26:12-04:00

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 Atatürk2019-02-18T09:28:40-04:00

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 Republic2019-01-14T23:30:50-04:00