TCA Commemorates the Lasting Legacy of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

On November 10th, TCA paid tribute to the legacy of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who led the Turkish National War of Liberation, founded the modern Republic of Turkey and launched an extraordinary series of reforms that continue to inspire the Turkish …read more

Turkish American Community Rallies Behind Two Local Candidates, Congratulates John Alpay

TCA congratulates John Alpay on his successful re-election to the Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees in Orange County as San Clemente’s representative, serving the education needs of more than 53,000 students. He was first elected in 2010 and …read more

TCA Draws Attention to Rise of Extremism in Greece

On October 23rd, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) hosted a panel discussion in Washington, D.C. on the rise of extremism in Greece. The panel, titled “The Rise of Extremism in Greece and its Impact on Minorities,” also featured Sevin Elekdag, …read more

TCA Celebrates the 89th Anniversary of Turkish Republic Day

On October 29, 1923, the newly recognized Turkish parliament proclaimed the establishment of the Republic of Turkey, formally marking the end of the Ottoman Empire. On the same day, Mustafa Kemal, who led the Turkish National War of Liberation and …read more

TCA welcomes TCAdvance Scholars for Scholarship Orientation

Friday, October 19, 2012 – TCA had the pleasure of welcoming 12 TCAdvance Scholars to Washington, DC, for an inaugural half-day orientation. The event, designed to give the recipients of TCA’s prestigious Turkish American scholarship an introduction to political activism, …read more

Not only a Bridge between East and West – But the Birthplace of Western Civilization

Researchers identify present day Turkey as origin of Indo-European languages A new study identified present-day Turkey as the homeland of the Indo-European language family. The international research team, led by Quentin Atkinson, at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, …read more

TCA’s 15th Delegation Comes to a Close

Sunday, August 12, marked the conclusion of the 15th congressional trip sponsored by the Turkish Coalition of America. This delegation of 12 senior Senate and House staffers learned of the need for continued American and Turkish support for peace and …read more

TCA Commemorates the 59th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice

The TCA Commemorates the Korean War Armistice signed on July 27th 1953. During this war U.S. and Turkish forces fought side by side under U.N. command, along with other allied nations, to save South Korea from the threat of North …read more

TCA Pledges Continued Support of Native Americans

July 25, 2012, Washington, D.C.—This week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on H.R. 2362, the Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011. Introduced by Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), the only Native American member of Congress, the …read more

TCA Celebrates the 89th Anniversary of the Treaty of Lausanne

TCA celebrates the 89th anniversary of the Treaty of Lausanne, which recognized the boundaries of the modern state of Turkey. This international treaty was signed on July 24, 1923 and shortly thereafter, the Republic of Turkey was proclaimed on October …read more