April 30th, 2013
The Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival is a cultural and historical event that includes exhibitions, food, art craft, performances, dances and live music activities. More than 40,000 people from United States and around the world attend the four-day event each year.
The 1st Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival were held in OC Fairgrounds and the 2nd one at OC Great Park. This year, the festival comes back at the OC Fairgrounds on May 16th through 19th.
Visitors enter the festival area through the “Civilizations Path”, which consists of 14 gates each representing different civilizations like Hittite, Troy, Urartu, Frig, Lydia, Ionia, Kingdom of Commagane, Persians, Byzantium, Roma ...
April 28th, 2013
Rumi Forum hosted Egemen Bagis, Turkey’s Minister for European Union Affairs and Chief Negotiator, along with his delegation on April 26.
Mr. Bagis was in Washington, DC to discuss free trade negotiations between the US and the EU and to attend several other programs put together by Turkish organizations in the US.
Rumi Forum, an NGO promoting interfaith and intercultural dialogue and fostering democracy and peace, was kindly honored to host the Chief Negotiator for European Union Affairs. Emre Celik, President of Rumi Forum, who held a briefing on the activities of the organization, was very enthusiastic about the meeting.
“We are very honored and look forward to seeing him aga ...
April 28th, 2013
Haluk Ipek, Secretary General of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) of Turkey, who was visiting Washington, DC on an official trip from Ankara, visited the headquarters of Turkic American Alliance on Friday, April 27.
Mr. Ipek with the Commission on Rules of Procedure from the Grand National Assembly of Turkey was on the official visit in Washington, DC to research and study Parliamentarian procedures and applications.
Later on Secretary General had a chance to visit the office of the Turkic American Alliance (TAA) where he had a friendly discussion with members of TAA. In particular he had a briefing on activities and projects, as well as a discussion on some prospective pro ...
April 28th, 2013
Ahiska Turks, ethnic Turks formerly occupying the Meskheti region of Caucasus region and who have spread throughout the world after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, gathered in Dayton, OH for the International Ahiska Conference titled “International Ahiskan Social, Economic and Cultural Issues: Education and Integration for New Generation in the United States”.
Cumali Habibov, Chair of Board of American Ahiskan Turkish Society in Dayton, mentioned the importance of the conference to bring as many Ahiska Turks as possible.
April 22nd, 2013
Erdem Basci, Governor of Turkish Central Bank, and Murat Cetinkaya, Deputy Governor of Turkish Central Bank, visited the headquarters of the Turkic American Alliance in Washington, DC on Sunday morning, April 22.
The Governor of Turkish Central Bank and his delegation arrived to Washington to attend joint World Bank and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings 2013. Prior to this event, Mr. Basci attended a discussion on “Balanced Growth and Financial Stability in Turkey” as a guest speaker at the Paul H. Nitze SAIS at the John Hopkins University.
On Sunday morning, these leading monetary policy makers of Turkey enjoyed breakfast at the TAA office. Dr. Faruk Taban, President of ...
April 20th, 2013
Several members of Turkish Parliament, including Muslim Sari, Cahit Bagci, and Mehmet Gunal, visited the headquarters of the Turkic American Alliance (TAA) in Washington, DC on Friday, April 19.
Parliamentarians Mr. Sari of CHP (Republican People’s Party), Mr. Bagci of AKP (Justice and Development Party), and Mr. Gunal of MHP (Nationalist Movement Party), enjoyed breakfast at the office of TAA. These honored guests, who came to Washington, DC to attend World Bank/International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings 2013, and Dr. Faruk Taban, President of TAA, had a very productive discussion regarding current US-Turkey economic and cultural relations. Emre Celik, President of Rumi Forum, and F ...
April 10th, 2013
On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, an impressive number of Turkic Americans went to Providence, Rhode Island, with the intent meeting their legislator and to introduce the Turkic culture to their legislators. The “Turkic Day “was organized by Council of Turkic American Associations.
Traditional Turkic food, music, dance and cultural activities were very interested to all 50 guest who gathered at the State House, to show their support and dedication to the advancing of US-Turkic relations. Guest at the event included Rep. Joseph Shekarchi, Senator Adam J. Satchell, Rep. Peter F. Martin, Senator Leonidas P. Raptakir, General Treasurer Gina Raimondo, and Rep. Doreen Costa. The purpose of the ...
April 10th, 2013
The Turkic American Alliance hosted a welcoming event for the winners of the annual essay competition organized by Gülen Institute and Rumi Forum. Nearly 30 students came from different parts of the world such as Far East Asia, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Western Africa, Arabic Peninsula, and Northern America to attend the ceremony.
Nearly 600 student essays were submitted by more than 40 different country participants and 30 US states. This year’s essay subject was immigration and evacuation, which is a very appropriate and timely topic in today’s fast changing world, where notions of borders and spaces are becoming more outdated.
The Turkic American Alliance (TAA) invited stude ...
April 9th, 2013
Gerritsen Beach branch of Brooklyn Public Library and P.S.277 received a $40,000 donation and from several Turkish-American organizations on Monday, including Council of Turkic American Associations, Turkish Cultural Center Brooklyn, and Helping Hands Relief Foundation. The funds will help the Library recover after Hurricane Sandy. U.S. Rep.Yvette Clarke was on hand to make the announcement. She joined CTAA President Mr. Furkan Kosar, Library President and CEO Ms. Linda E. Johnson, representatives from the donating organizations, the Turkish Cultural Center Brooklyn, Helping Hands Relief Found, Peace Islands Institute, Amity School, P.S.277 for a presentation of the check at Brooklyn Public ...
April 8th, 2013
MAFTAA and member organization MARTI organized the Fourth Annual Turkish-American Legislative Reception in Annapolis.
Both Delegates and State Senators honored the Turkish-American community by attending the reception. It has now become a common practice and an expectation to organize this gathering, which brings together the elected officials with the Turkish-American constituents of Maryland. The night creates an environment to present the Turkish culture, history, music and cuisine.
Senate President Miller, Secretary of State John McDonough and Senator Kelly made remarks regarding the strong progressive bonds between Turkey and the United States, but particularly their excitement and ...
April 5th, 2013
On April 4, President Obama visited Atherton, CA. In this Bay area trip, President Obama attended several functions including an event which took place at the houses of Mark Heising and Liz Simmons, who sits on the Board of the Bipartisan Policy Advocacy Network, and philanthropists Marcia and John Goldman.
In his remarks, President addressed several topics, ranging from education to rebuilding the US economy, gun legislation and immigration policies, and of course his second term life at the White House.
“I want to make sure that we’ve got the best education system in the world and that starts young,” he said. “We could be putting people back to work right now, and not only im ...
March 25th, 2013
Türki Amerikan Birliği ve Üye Federasyonlar'ından Ortak Bildiri
Congratulations on Turkish-Israeli reconciliation
We congratulate governments of Turkey and Israel for their historic decision to restore diplomatic relations which have been severely damaged in the aftermath of Mavi Marmara incident in 2010.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deserve huge credit for taking this crucial step towards regional peace and stability. We also applaud our President Barack Obama for his wholehearted mediation efforts.
Turkey and Israel, along with their Arab neighbors, are now in a better position to ...
March 23rd, 2013
On March 23, 2013 Turkish Cultural Center opened in Manchester with a reception. Gov. Maggie Hassan greets the Consul General of Turkey, Burak Kararti at a meeting with community leaders, then she was on hand for the event, cutting a ceremonial red ribbon and proclaiming. Among the guest were State Senator Lou D'Allesandro; Nedim Aycaner, a board member of the TCCNH; Eyup Sener, president of TCCNH; Furkan Kosar, president of the Council of Turkic American Associations.
The guests mentioned the importance of Turkish Cultural Center for the region in order to promote friendship, culture, peace, and prosperity. Gov. Hassan said "Your efforts to support the needs of the Turkish community and ...
March 19th, 2013
Turkish Bloomberg TV hosted Faruk Taban, Turkic American Alliance President, on live evening news to discuss current regional issues and particularly recent Annual Turkic American Convention in Washington, DC.
2013 Annual Turkic American Convention was the main focus of TAA President’s appearance on the news. He emphasized the importance of such events abroad and highlighted the overall growing success of Annual Turkic American Conventions. In cooperation with the Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON), the theme of the 2013 Convention was Energy, Trade and Development. The goal was to advance the existing partnership between the Turkic countries and the United ...
March 15th, 2013
During the Kazakhstan session at the Convention related to Energy, Trade, and Development, His Excellency Kairat Umarov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States, noted that Astana is among the top five rapidly growing economies all over the world. According to Mr. Umarov, Kazakhstan is an important partner in advancing connectivity, peace, and economic integration in Central Asian region, and at the same time it manages to secure frank and sincere relations with both China and Russian. He also mentioned that Kazakhstan has strong and friendly relations with the United States and Turkey, while the latter has helped a lot to build a new country after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.