CTAA (New York)

COUNCIL OF TURKIC AMERICAN ASSOCIATIONS (CTAA) is a New York based umbrella organization that brings associations in the North East of the United States together. As a civic organization, CTAA represents 44 member organizations in 9 states from Pennsylvania to Maine. CTAA aims to promote and establish closer relations with the Turkish American community and the community at large and with the members of the other ethnic communities in the United States CTAA brings people through public and private programs such as conferences panels Iuncheons and forums to address important issues that relate to Turkish American community and US-Turkish relations

MISSION: Council of Turkic American Associations is an independent umbrella organization devoted to strengthening cultural business social and educational ties between peoples of the United States and Turkey. CTAA aims to make a significant contribution to global peace and security by promoting tolerance respect understanding and unity. Council of Turkic American Associations is a not for profit 501 (c) 3 organization.

535 Fifth Avenue 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tel (212) 696 1060

MAFTAA (Washington DC)

MID-ATLANTIC FEDERATION OF TURKIC AMERICAN ASSOCIATIONS (MAFTAA) is a non profit and non political organization was established under the 501(c) 3 laws by Turkic Americans to promote intercultural prosperity and better understanding among Turkish, Turkic and American communities. MAFTAA facilitates activities that aim at advancing better understanding among different cultures regardless of the differences. MAFTAA recognizes differences as diversity which yields a long lived prosperity within a nation. As an umbrella organization MAFTAA sees its affiliate organizations as entitles through which community effectiveness is built to accomplish the goals that serve the society as a whole. MAFTAA sees the issues through a holistic perspective and brings people from all walks of life to the stage through activities conducted by its affiliate organizations. In doing so MAFTAA becomes capable of presenting alternative ways of handling the issues suggested through these diverse perspectives and understanding.

Our mission: By facilitating social, cultural, economic, educational and academic activities, MAFTAA aims at building venues through which better understanding among Turkish Turkic and American communities is accomplished for a coherent civil society.

750 First St. NE. Ste.1125
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: (202) 469 9292

TAFM (Chicago)

TURKISH AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MIDWEST (TAFM) is a non profit and non governmental organization dedicated to improve cultural, economic and social relations between the Turkish American communities and the people of Midwest. The Federation has more than 30 institutions under its umbrella. These institutions include community centers, dialog foundations, privateschools, chambers of commerce and other associations established by the Bosnian, Albanian, Turkmen, Kyrgyz, Azeri and Kazakh communities in the region. These sister communities have had strong cultural and social bonds throughout the history. The Federation organizes several events through the community centers in order to meet the social needs of these communities whereas the dialog centers aim to build bridges among people in order for them to get to know each other better. Our educational institutions thrive to experience, which has proven success in many countries abroad. The chambers of commerce are ideal institutions to establish networking and create business opportunities between the US and the countries mentioned.

501 Midway Dr.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Tel: (847) 227 8380

TAFS (Atlanta)

TURKIC AMERICAN FEDERATION OF SOUTHEAST (TAFS) is a newly established federation whose members consist of Turkish and Turkic organizations in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee and has 22 members throughout the southeast. The members of the TAFS are non-profit and non-governmental organizations improving the IT relationship between Turkic and American communities through educational, cultural, business and other community endeavors.

EDUCATION: As one example of TAFS’ educational programs, Istanbul Center in Atlanta, GA organizes its Annual Art and Essay Contest for middle and high-school students. Students are engaged in thinking “outside the box” in creative works of art or essays to better our society. The Contest is a co-curricular activity, and is co-sponsored by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the Georgia Department of Education.

CULTURE: Every spring, in downtown Ft. Lauderdale, tens of thousands of Floridians attend the Turkish Festival organized by one of our member organizations called the Anatolia Cultural Center. The Festival entertains crowd with contemporary and traditional varieties of Turkish music, performances, and historic Ottoman marchers. Turkish Festivals, such as this one in Florida, continue to grow, attracting more people each year to experience the rich and complex culture of Turkey and Turkic peoples.

BUSINESS: To increase trade between Turkish, Turkic, and US-based companies, one of our members, the Turkish American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeastern recently launched its first Annual Matchmaking Program (February 2010). Business owners and CEOs from more than 15 dynamic Turkish companies visited Atlanta, GA to explore import/export opportunities with local companies.

6760 Jimmy Carter Blvd. Suite 110
Norcross, GA 30071
Tel: (404) 543-5770

TCAE (Houston)

TURQUOISE COUNCIL OF AMERICANS AND EURASIANS (TCAE) is a non-government not-for-profit organization established under the 501(c)-3 laws within the United States with the mere purpose of bringing people with interest in the American, Turkish, Turkic, and Eurasian cultures together. TCAE is a leading independent umbrella organization committed to advancing the interaction among American, Turkish, Turkic, and Eurasian people to promote and encourage continuing good relationships and understanding through its affiliate organizations in Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana regardless of their ethnic origin religion and other preferences. TCAE brings people together by hosting public programs and private events featuring leaders and experts with diverse views on a wide range of global and regional topics through task forces, executive forums, luncheons, conferences, studies and leadership dialogue.

Our mission is to promote the cultural educational academic business social and artistic relations and organize events and activities to bring together the American, Turkish, Turkic, and Eurasian communities within the US.

Galleria Tower I- 2700 Post Oak Blvd. Suite 1750
Houston, TX 77056
Tel (713) 974 1412

WATC (Los Angeles)

WEST AMERICA TURKIC COUNCIL (WATC) is serving 21 affiliate organizations representing 12 states in the West, namely, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, California, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Hawaii. WATC mission is to promote the cultural, educational, academic, business, social, and arts relations and to organize events and to bring together the American and Turkish, Turkic and Eurasian communities within the US.

The Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival was one of the events organized. Los Angeles based Pacifica Institute is the main sponsor of the festival and plans to make this an annual fixture in California. Other participants were the California Turkish American Chamber of Commerce (CATA) and the Organization of Istanbul Armenians (OIA).

A full sensory experience of the history of this region was provided. Visitors literally ate the food, saw the sights and heard the sounds that an ordinary Byzantine or Ottoman citizen experienced thousands of years ago. The festival showcased five major cities and 11 arches including a reconstruction of the Trojan Horse.

The sets were constructed in Istanbul over a six month period by a team of 50 carpenters under the guidance of historians and archeologists. They used 60 tons of steel, 20,000 square meters of vinyl and other materials to recreate landmarks such as Rumi’s Museum in Konya.

12228 Venice Blvd. Suite 496
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Tel (949) 421 7676