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ATAA Remembers the Victims of the 1992 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 1992 Khojaly Massacre2020-02-25T14:21:33-05:00

ATAA Celebrated International Mother Language Day via Bright Future Project in NYC

February 23, 2020 | The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) was proud to cosponsor and be a part of the International Mother Day Language Program, which celebrated at Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission in NYC on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Head UN Representative of the Light Millennium Organization and  ATAA New York Region Vice [...]

ATAA Celebrated International Mother Language Day via Bright Future Project in NYC2020-02-25T11:14:54-05:00

ATAA Remembers Victims of Armenian Terrorism

January 27, 1973 - Santa Barbara, California MEHMET BAYDAR Turkish Consul General BAHADIR DEMIR Turkish Vice Consul 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. [...]

ATAA Remembers Victims of Armenian Terrorism2020-01-27T14:36:11-05:00

ATAA Calls for Donations for Victims of Earthquake in Elazig, Turkey

January 26, 2019 | The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) conveys its deepest condolences to the victims of the devastating earthquake in eastern Turkey. The 6.8 magnitude quake took the lives of 38 people and left more than 1,600 injured. In light of this tragic event, ATAA is asking its members, Turkish Americans and friends [...]

ATAA Calls for Donations for Victims of Earthquake in Elazig, Turkey2020-01-26T11:29:09-05:00

Remembering 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 [...]

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.2020-01-20T12:44:40-05:00

ATAA Deeply Disappointed by the U.S. Senate Passage of S.Res.150

December 12, 2019, Virginia  - The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA), a non-profit non-partisan organization that includes 50 Turkish American groups nationwide, is deeply disappointed by the U.S. Senate passage of S.Res.150, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that it is the policy of the United States to commemorate the Armenian Genocide through [...]

ATAA Deeply Disappointed by the U.S. Senate Passage of S.Res.1502019-12-16T10:27:11-05:00

Newly Renovated ATAA Turkish House Opens Its Doors in Virginia

On October 4th, ATAA President Gokhan Ozalp led the official opening of the newly renovated ATAA Türk Evi (Turkish House) with a ceremony attended by Turkish American community leaders, ATAA officers and delegates. Throughout the renovation of the ATAA Turkish House, ATAA members and Turkish American Community members provided invaluable support.

Newly Renovated ATAA Turkish House Opens Its Doors in Virginia2019-12-10T10:34:22-05:00

ATAA Participates in the 68th UN Civil Society Conference

Photo Caption:  Left to Right) Bircan Ünver,  ATAA NY Region VP and the Light Millennium President,  Sevgin Oktay,  ATAA NY Region  Past VP, Burcu Tansu,  ATAA California Region VP, and Mrs. Elizabeth J. Oktay. October 17, 2019 - By Sevgin Oktay, ATAA Past-VP of New York Region, Representative of the Light Millennium to the UN Department [...]

ATAA Participates in the 68th UN Civil Society Conference2019-12-08T16:16:50-05:00

ATAA 40th Anniversary Conference a Great Success!

Conference Booklet | Session Videos | Photo Album The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) held its 40th Anniversary Conference at the Westin Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia on October 5, 2019. The theme of the one day conference, "Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Turkish Independence Movement” brought together large attendance, including Turkish American [...]

ATAA 40th Anniversary Conference a Great Success!2020-03-29T15:12:29-04:00

ATAA Welcomes New Board Members, Thanks Outgoing Leaders

At the  Assembly of Delegates Meeting of October 6, 2019, the ATAA concluded the 2019 elections process with the acceptance of  the new members of the ATAA Board of Directors. The new member include Mazlum Kosma, President-Elect; Nilufer Esen Bilgin, Secretary; Zulfunar Rasin, Capital Region VP; Ilhan Geckil, Mid-Atlantic Region VP; Fuat Ornarli, Southeast Region VP; [...]

ATAA Welcomes New Board Members, Thanks Outgoing Leaders2019-12-11T17:27:39-05:00