March 25, 2015, Bismarck, ND – A Legislative Reception was organized by the Turkic American Federation of Midwest (TAFM) in Bismark, state capital of North Dakota. Among the distinguished guests were Secretary of State Al Jaeger (ND), Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, host committee members Senator David O’Connell, Rep. Lois Delmore, Senator Philip Murphy, Rep. Lawrence R. Klemin, Rep. Ben W. Hanson along with several other state representatives and senators.
Suleyman Turhan, President of the Turkic American Federation, opened the reception highlighting the organization’s programs, activities, initiatives and contributions in promoting the Turkish and Turkic american culture. The evening continued with a short video presentation showcasing the diverse opportunities in areas of trade and investment in Turkey. Mr. Turhan later concluded by giving special thanks to the co-chairs of the event, Senator Ray Holmberg and Rep. Corey Mock in organizing the reception.