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ATAA Remembers September 11, 2001

September 11, 2001 left an indelible mark on the United States and on the world-just as vivid and painful now as it was that morning. While we have yet to comprehend such horrific acts, and though we cannot erase the pain, we should be comforted by reflecting on the remarkable accounts of heroism the world witnessed on that very day.


4 Ways To Feast On Turkey’s Rich Culture

Whirling dervishes on the Mall, mouthwatering mezes and kebabs, a traditional bazaar downtown — it’s the fourth annual Turkish Heritage Month in Washington. An expansion of D.C.’s popular one-day Turkish Festival, now in its 13th year, the events taking place throughout September are a grassroots effort by the local Turkish-American community to showcase the rich culture of Turkey. “We’re really taking people on a journey — building bridges between the two societies through arts, music and culture,” says Gizem Salcigil White, festival co-chair and president of the American Turkish Association of Washington, D.C. (ATA-DC). Here’s a guide to the festivities.


ATAA Condemns Deadly PKK Attack on Turkish Army Convoy

The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) strongly condemns continued terrorist attacks by the Marxist Leninist Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) in Turkey. In latest terror attack, PKK terrorists targeted Turkish soldiers late Sunday in the town of Dağlıca in Turkey's southeastern Hakkari province, killing 16 soldiers and wounded 6.  Since July of 2015, 97 security officers lost their lives in heinous PKK terrorist attacks:


US Senators Fear Turkey May Convert Tribes To Islam

Two U.S. senators in Montana, together with Pointer Scenic Cruises, have filed an unusual lawsuit against the transfer of Kerr Dam to two Native American tribes, arguing that this could lead to the Turkish government converting the tribes to Islam and even search for nuclear minerals to be used to blow up the dam and other targets.

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