• Türki Amerikan Birliği (TAA) ve Türki Amerikan Dernekleri Konseyi (CTAA) Basın Bildirisi

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    April 13th, 2014
    Yeni Şafak Gazetesi’nde 12 Nisan 2014 tarihinde yayımlanan, gazetecilik ilke ve adabıyla bağdaşmayan bir sözde haberde, Ermeni tasarısının Senato Dış İlişkiler Komitesi'nden geçmesinde kurumlarımızın rolü olduğu ima edilmiştir. TAA’ya üye federasyonlardan New York merkezli CTAA’ın Başkanı Furkan Koşar'ı, Ermeni tasarısını sunan Senatör Bob Menendez'le Salı günü TAA kurultayının açılışında çekilen fotoğrafı kullanılarak yalan ve yanlış içerikli göndermeler yapılmıştır. Haberde ‘milli menfaat’ kavramı kullanılarak, tasarıyı geçirenin Cemaat olduğu algısı oluşturulmaya çalışılmıştır. Birkaç yılda bir ve genelde N ...

    Türki Amerikan Birliği (TAA) ve Türki Amerikan Dernekleri Konseyi (CTAA) Basın Bildirisi
  • Post-Convention Events

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    April 10th, 2014

    On Thursday, April 10th, in conjunction with the 4th Annual Turkic American Convention, the Turkic American Alliance organized a full day of events for representatives of TAA member federations, councils and organizations, the TAA Board of Directors, TAA staff and other representatives from the Turkic American community. The events included a morning White House Tour, a briefing on ‘D.C. Politics’ by two Chiefs of Staff and an afternoon briefing by White House staff at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.< ...

    Post-Convention Events
  • Turkic American Alliance holds annual convention in Washington D.C.

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    April 9th, 2014
    The Turkic American Alliance (TAA), the largest national Turkic organization in the US, held hold its fourth annual Turkic American Convention in Washington, D.C., in cooperation with the Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON), the Rethink Institute and the Turkic American Chamber of Commerce (TACC). The Welcome Reception on the evening of April 8th was attended by 20 U.S. Members of Congress and Turkish Members of Parliament, including two U.S. Senators. During the welcome reception, which was held in well-known Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Members of Congress highlighted that friendship between Turkey and the US will contribute to world peace. One of the Con ...

    Turkic American Alliance holds annual convention in Washington D.C.
  • Convention Dinner and Gala

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    April 9th, 2014
    Alison Starling emceed the Convention Dinner and Gala, welcoming guests at the Ballroom of the Willard InterContinental Hotel and thanking all of the partners and sponsors for making the 4th Annual Turkic American Convention a reality. A dozen honorable Members of U.S. Congress attended the Gala and each took turns congratulating the success of the convention and incredible growth of the Turkic American Alliance in such a short time frame. They included Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX), Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Alan Grayson (D-FL), Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Maxine Waters (D-CA), Dana Rohrabacher (D-CA), Danny Davis (D-IL), Robert Aderholt (R-AL), Don Young of (R-AK) and Yvette Clarke (D-NY). The Me ...

    Convention Dinner and Gala
  • Pre-Gala Reception

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    April 9th, 2014
    The 4th Annual Turkic American Convention Pre-Gala Reception kicked off at 6:00pm in the Willard Room. VIP remarks were delivered and appearances were made by distinguished U.S. and Turkish legislators, including Rep. and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA), Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), Rep. Bill Keating (D-MA) and Turkish MP Sedef Kucuk. Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz thanked the Turkic communities and acknowledged that there aren't that many organizations like the Turkic American Alliance that focus specifically on Turkic people. Congressman Himes emphasiz ...

    Pre-Gala Reception
  • Session IV: U.S. Strategic Partnership and Cooperation in Central Asia and the Caucasus

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    April 9th, 2014
    The Fourth Panel of the Rethink Institute’s Energy, Trade and Development Forum focused primarily on the improvement of U.S-Central Asian relationships and the promotion of the importance to establish partnerships domestically and internationally. Serving as moderator for the fourth panel was Dr. Andrew Kuchins, Director and Senior Fellow of the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program. Panelists included Ambassador John E. Herbst, Director of the Center for Complex Operation at the National Defense University; Ambassador Richard Swett, Co-Founder and CEO of Climate Prosperity Enterprise Solutions; Bryan Lopp, Director of International Operations & Policy at Boeing; and Dinara Kosh ...

    Session IV: U.S. Strategic Partnership and Cooperation in Central Asia and the Caucasus
  • Session III: Eurasian Energy Corridor and Energy Security

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    April 9th, 2014
    David Koranyi, Acting Director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center of the Atlantic Council, moderated a panel discussion on the new energy developments in the Eurasia and its political implications. Forum Session III had the distinct honor and privilege of hearing remarks delivered by Senator Gillibrand (NY), who represents a constituency with the highest concentration of Turkic Americans in the U.S. According to Sen. Gillibrand, “Each of you are helping to strengthen this bond [between the U.S. and Turkey] by telling your stories, the beautiful story of Turkey’s history, and the incredible opportunity we have in our relationship. Thank you again for coming here again this year to wor ...

    Session III: Eurasian Energy Corridor and Energy Security
  • TAC News Luncheon

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    April 9th, 2014
    After the conclusion of two successful Forum sessions, attendants of the 4th Annual Turkic American Convention gathered in the Ballroom of the Willard InterContinental Hotel for the Luncheon. The Luncheon focused on the importance of our sponsors and the help they provided to make the 4th Annual Turkic American Convention a reality. The President of TUSKON, Rizanur Meral, delivered opening remarks to a full audience, praising the Convention and the work that the Turkic American Alliance does. Mr. Meral stated that the existence of such an event for establishing dialogue was significant because it unifies and creates a platform for the establishment of relationships. TUSKON in particula ...

    TAC News Luncheon
  • Session II: Trials and Tribulations of Turkish Democracy

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    April 9th, 2014
    “Turkey has long been considered a model country that successfully fuses democracy, Islam, and economic growth. Lately, this model is facing challenges as the country tackles serious corruption charges, questionable moves by the government that curb judicial autonomy, and rising social opposition. this session will focus on these challenges as well as the domestic and international implications for the critical local and presidential elections in Turkey.” Dr. Fevzi Bilgin, Executive Director of the Rethink Institute and moderator for the second session, opened the discussion panel with an explanation of how political issues have taken the center stage compared to previous discussions ...

    Session II: Trials and Tribulations of Turkish Democracy
  • Session I: From Beijing to London: The New Silk Road Initiatives

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    April 9th, 2014
    The First Session of the RETHINK Institute’s Energy Trade and Development Forum hosted at the Willard Intercontinental in Washington D.C, directed their dialogue to the Central Asian region and its efforts taken to capitalize upon the Silk Road Initiative. The panel consisted of Vladimir Fedorenko, from the RETHINK Institute, Steve Fagin, Director at the Office of South Asian Regional Affairs for the U.S Department of State, along with Vice President Rana Tezcan Acikgoz of TUSKON, as well as the Chairman of the Silk Road Business Association Rashid Chulagov from Azerbaijan, and Nurlanbek Matyev, former Deputy Commissioner of the Tax Administration Department of the Republic of Kyrgyzsta ...

    Session I: From Beijing to London: The New Silk Road Initiatives
  • Breakfast Reception with Ambassadors Roundtable

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    April 9th, 2014
    Day two of the 2014 Turkic American Convention commenced with opening remarks from members of the U.S. Congress, in additon to a roundtable discussion with Ambassadors from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and the United States. Congressmen Xavier Becerra (CA), Paul Tonko (NY) and Paul Gosar (AZ) welcomed guests by expressing their gratitude to TAA for organizing the convention to foster great relationships and celebrate the partnerships of the Turkic nations and the United States. The Members of Congress emphasized the critical need to partner and cooperate in fields of energy, trade, and development. His Excellency Muktar Djumaliev, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United States and Canad ...

    Breakfast Reception with Ambassadors Roundtable
  • 5th Annual Missouri State House Reception

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    April 8th, 2014

    On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, members of the Niagara Foundation and the Turkish American Society of Missouri (TASOM) accompanied a delegation from Kyrgyzstan to the Missouri State Capitol building to attend the 5th Annual Intercultural State House Reception. The honorable delegation consisted of delegates from the Osh Province of the Kyrgyz Republic.

    The Kyrgyz delegation received a warm welcome by Missouri Senator Joseph Keaveny and was given an inside tour of the State Capitol. Missouri Speaker of the House Tim Jones expressed how honored he was by their presence and spoke briefly about his role in the Missouri House of Repr ...

    5th Annual Missouri State House Reception
  • Welcome Reception

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    April 8th, 2014
    Last night kicked off the 4th Annual Turkic American Convention, hosted by the Turkic American Alliance (TAA), the Rethink Institute, TUSKON, and the Turkic American Chamber of Commerce (TACC). The President of TAA, Dr. Faruk Taban, welcomed delegations from various Turkic member countries at the historic Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. Distinguished delegations from Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan were in attendance. Representatives from Turkish Parliament were also present, in addition to local and international businessmen and representatives from media outlets such as the Turkish Review and Today’s Zaman, which are also sponsors o ...

    Welcome Reception
  • TAA & TUSKON Hold TAC14 Press Conference

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    April 8th, 2014
    The Turkic American Alliance (TAA) in collaboration with TUSKON (Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists of Turkey) held a Turkic American Convention Press Conference. TAA President Dr. Faruk Taban, TUSKON President Rizanur Meral, and TUSKON Vice President Mustafa Gunay answered questions posed by Turkish Media representatives. Stay tuned for a more detailed release coming soon. Source: Turkic American Convention

    TAA & TUSKON Hold TAC14 Press Conference
  • Gulen Institute Holds Youth Platform Awards in Washington, D.C.

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    April 3rd, 2014

    On April 3, 2014, the Gulen Institute Youth Platform held an award ceremony for its 4th annual International High School Essay Contest at the Rayburn Building in Washington, D.C. The event brought together students from several continents and very diverse backgrounds. A total of 23 countries were represented. Over 600 essays from 22 states in the U.S. and from 40 countries, including North America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, Central Asia, South America, Australia and Papua New Guinea, around the world were submitted earlier this year. Thirty winners were selected and were awarded a three-day trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the award ce ...

    Gulen Institute Holds Youth Platform Awards in Washington, D.C.

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Türki Amerikan Birliği (TAA) ve Türki Amerikan Dernekleri Konseyi (CTAA) Basın Bildirisi

April 13th, 2014 TAA-CTAA

Yeni Şafak Gazetesi’nde 12 Nisan 2014 tarihinde yayımlanan, gazetecilik ilke ve adabıyla bağdaşmayan bir sözde haberde, Ermeni tasarısının Senato Dış İlişkiler Komitesi’nden geçmesinde kurumlarımızın rolü olduğu ima edilmiştir. TAA’ya üye federasyonlardan New York merkezli CTAA’ın Başkanı Furkan Koşar’ı, Ermeni tasarısını sunan Senatör Bob Menendez’le Salı günü TAA kurultayının açılışında

4th Annual Turkic American Convention: Energy, Trade & Development

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Leading policymakers, academics, businesspersons and expert stakeholders from the United States and the Turkic nations to discuss issues focusing on energy, trade and regional development in Eurasia, Central Asia and the Caucasus. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 On April 8th and 9th, 2014, the Turkic American Alliance (TAA),

Turkic American Conference Focuses on Energy, Trade, Development

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The Turkic American Conference in Washington, D.C. brings together foreign country delegations, U.S. lawmakers, the business community and political and economic think tanks. Dr. Faruk Taban, President, Turkic American Alliance: “We are really proud to be part of this great nation and do this in the nation’s capital. It’s

Dozens of US Congress members attend major convention of Turkic Americans

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Dozens of members of the United States Congress, as well as US administration officials and other leading public figures, attended the fourth annual convention organized by the Turkish American Alliance (TAA), the biggest umbrella organization of Turkic Americans, reiterating the solid ties between the people of the US and

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