April 23, 2016
On April 23, Turkish Americans across the United States are celebrating Turkish National Sovereignty and Children’s Day. The day marks the inauguration of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) on April 23, 1920, proclaimed in 1929 as a Turkish national holiday dedicated to children. Every year, April 23 is celebrated in Turkey and Turkish communities abroad with international children’s festivals, in the spirit of world peace and harmony.
The inauguration of the TGNA on April 23, 1920 was first step toward the creation of the Republic of Turkey, the roots of which were laid during the Turkish National War of Liberation led by Mustafa Kemal - later to be given the name Ataturk (father of Turks).read more
Istanbul MP Oguz Kaan Salici; Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN/9th); Adahan MP Ozturk Yilmaz; and Yurter Ozcan, CHP Washington, DC representative
On Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17, TCA arranged meetings with members of Parliament for two visiting Members of Parliament from the Republican People’s Party (CHP) in Turkey’s Grand National Assembly. The Honorable Ozturk Yilmaz, the CHP Vice-Chair, and Oguz Kaan Salici met with the four Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans, Congressmen Steve Cohen (D-TN/9th), Gerry Connolly (D-VA/11th), Steve Chabot (R-OH/1st), and Pete Sessions (R-TX/32nd), and with Turkey Caucus member Don Bacon (R-NE/2nd).read more
ACBH Executive Director Ajla Delkic (front row, second from the left), TCA President G. Lincoln McCurdy (front row, third from left), and ACBH President Mirzeta Hadzikadic (front row, third from right) with ACBH Board Members at the ACBH 10th Anniversary Gala
TCA received the Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (ACBH) Friendship Award at its 10th Anniversary Gala on February 25, 2017. The ACBH Gala also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the U.S. recognition of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) independence. Also honored at the event for their support of BiH were former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., who also served as the Gala’s keynote speaker, and former Senator Robert J. Dole.read more
Turkish American Dr. Mehmet Toner was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) at the beginning of February 2017. Dr. Toner is a Professor of Health Sciences at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and the Helen Andrus Benedict Professor of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was elected for engineering novel microelectromechanical and microfluidic point-of-care devices that improve detection of cancer, prenatal genetic defects, and infectious disease.read more