The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) is planning a special conference to celebrate its 40th anniversary on October 5, 2019.

We will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of Atatürk’s historic landing in Samsun, which marked the beginning of the Turkish Independence War, and eventually, founding of our modern Turkish Republic against the backdrop of a collapsing Ottoman Empire.

The Anniversary Conference will bring ATAA leaders, members, community leaders and friends to highlight the role of the ATAA and Turkish-American diaspora across the United States.

The details including conference location, hotel reservation; conference program, guest speakers and keynote speakers will be announced soon.

Highlights for the 40th Anniversary Conference:

  • 40 Years of ATAA’s Accomplishment
  • Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  • Events that triggered Turkish National Movement
  • The Impact of Turkish National Movement on 20th Century Politics

Please mark your calendars — Saturday, October 5, 2019 and join us at ATAA’s 40th Anniversary Conference. We invite all ATAA members, Turkish Americans and Friends of Turkey to attend this historic event.

Since its inception in 1979 as an umbrella organization, ATAA has played a pivotal role in coordinating and supporting local Turkish American associations, presenting a balanced view of Turkey and Turkish people, keeping alive our Turkish culture and heritage, and enhancing the good relations between Turkey and the USA.


Gokhan Ozalp
ATAA President