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Happy 4th of July!

The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA), Board of Directors, Board of Trustees and Staff Wish You a Great Fourth of July 2019!   ***   Kemal Atatürk and George Washington Turkish Republic postal stamp issued on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of  the American Declaration of Independence.

Happy 4th of July!2019-07-04T10:45:17-04:00

ATAA Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Start of Turkish War of Independence

On this day, Assembly of Turkish American Associations commemorates and celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the start of the Turkish War of Independence. May 19th marks a significant date in the history of the Turkish Republic. Hundred years ago today, Army General Mustafa Kemal Pasha arrived in the port city of Samsun on the Black Sea [...]

ATAA Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Start of Turkish War of Independence2019-05-19T10:43:25-04:00

ATAA Attends Anzac Day Dawn Service

On April 25, the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) participated in the Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington DC. ATAA Capital Region VP Kayhan Yilmaz joined the Defense Attache's of Australia, New Zealand, Britain, France, Korea, Canada and Turkey, to place a wreath in memory of all who gave [...]

ATAA Attends Anzac Day Dawn Service2019-04-29T10:48:47-04:00

ATAA Celebrates April 23rd Turkish National Sovereignty & Children’s Day

On the occasion of the 99th anniversary of  April 23rd Turkish National Sovereignty and Children's Day,  the Assembly of Turkish American Associations  congratulates all children and the Turkish American community.   "Little women, little men! Each one of you is a star, a ray of light, a rose of the future! It is you who will [...]

ATAA Celebrates April 23rd Turkish National Sovereignty & Children’s Day2019-04-29T10:37:01-04:00

Turkish American Community Celebrates the April 23rd Turkish National Sovereignty & Children’s Day

CALIFORNIA Turkish National Sovereignty and Children's Day Celebration Organized by ATASC - San Diego Turkish School Saturday, April 20, 2019 Qualcomm Building Q Auditorium 6455 Lusk Blvd., San Diego, CA 92121 www.facebook.com/events/2295792034039141 23 Nisan OCTS Turkish National & Children's Day Celebration Organized by Orange County Turkish American Association Saturday, April 27, 2019 Lakeview Senior Center 20 [...]

Turkish American Community Celebrates the April 23rd Turkish National Sovereignty & Children’s Day2019-04-21T12:40:03-04:00

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, 19152019-04-29T10:37:01-04:00

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 Massacre2019-02-25T14:57:04-05:00

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 Terrorism2019-01-27T14:03:20-05:00

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 Denktas2019-02-18T09:28:29-05:00