August 3, 2015, Seattle, WA. TAA hosted a reception at the Pacifica Institute in Seattle, Washington. The legislative reception was organized in collaboration with Pacifica Institute and attended by approximately 40 guests, including 21 legislators, including staff and local community leaders. The reception served as a reunion for past Turkey trip participants and an orientation for those interested in participating in future trips.
Dr. Taban, President to Turkic American Alliance welcomed the guests and gave a brief introduction of TAA and its activities. Dr. Turan Kayaoglu, Professor at University of Washington, Tacoma gave a presentation on Turkey’s upcoming elections and Tezcan Inanlar, Northwest Regional Director of Pacifica Institute gave an orientation while they got a chance to eat traditional turkish food, network and share their experiences.