ATASC General Assembly and 2016 Elections

Posted by on November 30, 2015 at 23:23 pm

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Genc Ataturk Kadinlari

Posted by on November 4, 2015 at 09:35 am

7:00 pm


10 Kasım 2015 Salı aksamı, Atamızın 77. ölüm yıldönümünde, bu sene anma töreninin yanısıra, basarılı kadınlarımızın katılacağı “Genç Atatürk Kadınları” konulu bir panel düzenliyoruz. Baskonsolosluğumuzun desteğiyle düzenlenen panele, yalnızca 50 kisiyi oturtarak, 20 kisiyi de ayakta misafir edebiliyoruz.
Lütfen katılmak istediğinizi belirten bir e-postayı adresine gönderiniz.

Yer: Sadece katılacaklara bildirielecektir
Tarih: 10 Kasım 2015 Salı
Saat: 19:00 – 21:00
Dear Members,

This year, we are going to have a panel “Young Ataturk Women” following the commemoration of Ataturk on Tuesday November 10th, 2015, with the support of our Consul General. There will be only 50 seating, 20 standing space available for our guests. Please RSVP to

Location: will be provided upon RSVP
Date: Tuesday, November 10th 2015
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Great Celebration of Turkish Republic Day

Posted by on October 27, 2015 at 22:09 pm

ATASC Turkish Republic Day Ball 2015

ATASC Turkish Republic Day Ball 2015

ATASC, with all of its chapters, would like to thank all of our sponsors for their invaluable support.

Happy 92nd anniversary of the proclamation of the Turkish Republic.

Cumhuriyetimizin 92. yilini anarak kutladigimiz ATASC nin hazirladigi Cumhuriyet Balosunda bu sene gene bizi destekleyen, ve yardimlarini esirgemeyen tum uye ve kurumlara sukranlarimizla..

Cumhuriyetimizin ilaninin 92. senesini kutluyor, ulu onder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk ve silah arkadaslarinin aziz hatiralarini minnettarlikla ve rahmet ile aniyoruz.

“Benim naciz vücudum elbet bir gün toprak olacaktır ancak Türkiye Cumhuriyeti ilelebet payidar kalacaktır.“ -Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Burcu Tansu

Please click for the photographs from the Ball.

Diamond Sponsors
DFH Network
Turkish Airlines

Gold Sponsors
American Bullion
Arzu – Jeff Morgan
Asuman – Deniz Yilmaz
BlueMask Production
Brady – Didem McCollum
Global Dental Services Inc
Orem Pistachio
Payless Auto
Sema – Bulent Basol
South Bay Turks
Turquoise Life
Ventura County Turks
Vega- Haluk Sankur
DJ Volkan Duygun
Turquoise Life

Silver Sponsors
Ayca Altintig
Aysu – Mehmet Tazebay
Burcu Tansu
Deniz – Ilhan Ozulu
Hamit Aras DDS
Nalan Kumlali Atahan – Ahmet Atahan
Rexidence Residential Services

Auction Sponsors
Altamira Art Studios
Asuman-Deniz Yilmaz
Aybike Taner
Ayca Altintig
Barbaros Tapan
Besiktas CA
Burcu Tansu
Deniz – Ozgur Akman
Deniz Ozulu
Fenerbahce CA
Galatasaray CA
Hamle Market
Nalan Kumlali Atahan
Vega-Haluk Sankur

Special Thanks
ATASC Members
Atul Soytuna
Aydin Tuna Palabiyikoglu
Ayse Oge
Cali Turca
Cemre Ayhan
Dilek Turumtay
Emine Gulistan
Erdogan Dede
Hilton Hotels
Ilhan Ozulu
Jasmin – Ercan Doker
Maria – Turgut Cakiraga
Robert Calgav
Saduman Gurbuz

Great Services Appreciated
Cosmos Sound
Ferhat Gocer Orchestra
Kerem Hanci Photography, LLC
R.M. Security Services

Atasc Board

Turkish-American Community Hosts Ramadan Holiday Dinner for the Homeless in Los Angeles

Posted by on July 18, 2015 at 08:23 am

Los Angeles, CA, Saturday July 18, 2015 starting 4.30 pm


As the end of the religious holiday – Ramadan – draws near, the Turkish American Association – Southern California Chapter will provide dinner to over 500 homeless community members of Los Angeles’ skid row on Saturday, July 18th.  The effort is being organized in collaboration with the Los Angeles Mission’s Adopt-A-Meal program.  ATA-SC is an organization committed to representing Turkish American culture in Southern California.  Ramadan is a holiday that is very important to the Turkish Americans, who are excited to give back to the community during this season here in Los Angeles.  The Los Angeles Mission is founded to provide help, hope and opportunity to men, women and children in need. There are nearly 50,000 homeless individuals currently living in Los Angeles; the Los Angeles Mission serves 1,500 meals daily to this population.  Their innovative Adopt-A-Meal program allows civic-minded community groups – such as ATASC – to prepare the dining room and have their nearly dozen Turkish-American volunteers serve the dinner for approximately 500 Mission guests. It is truly a community-building event that cuts across religious, ethnic, social and economica barriers to truly foster a sense of giving and grace in this solemn holiday season for the Muslim community.


This event will be the first of its kind for ATASC; the group plans to continue to fundraise for this purpose and make this an annual event. The ATASC Board President, Ms. Burcu Tansu, likens the event’s meaning to what Americans feel onThanksgiving, noting it is, “…like a Turkish Thanksgiving.  We are grateful for what we have and want to help those less fortunate during this time [Ramadan].”


To participate in the LA Mission’s Adopt-a-Meal program now, or for more information, please call them at (213) 629-1227, ext. 334.

You can also reach ATASC at 949 415-TURK, and please follow us at Twitter @ ATASC, please email or reach to President at and visit our web site ATASC appreciates all donations and continues support. Thank you!



“The Turkish Thanksgiving for Homeless citizens of LA county.”


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Assembly Bill 1410 bad for California

Posted by on April 15, 2015 at 22:17 pm

Unethical and unconstitutional business regulation

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California Assembly Bill (AB) 1410 introduced by the California Legislative Armenian Caucus members, Adrin Nazarian (D), Katcho Achadjian (R), and Scott Wilk (R), seeks divestment of public employee and teacher pension funds from Turkey. The bill urges Turkey to change its policy accepting the debated “Armenian genocide” narrative of the World War I-era interethnic conflict.

AB 1410 contradicts the U.S. Consitution by adversely affecting the federal government’s exclusive right to regulate foreign commerce. It also panders to ethnic special interests establishing a dangerous slippery slope and depriving California taxpayers of their right to do business with Turkey, the world’s 17th largest economy.

Join the Pax Turcica action campaign to inform your elected officials and media about the unethical and unconstitutional nature of AB 1410.

Please, make sure to select your California Assembly and Senate member, and at least 5 media targets, and forward responses to

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Recognize April 23 – Turkish National Sovereignty & Children’s Day

Posted by on April 15, 2015 at 16:14 pm

The 95th anniversary of the Turkish Grand National Assembly
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On April 23, Turkish-Americans and Turks around the world celebrate the National Sovereignty and Children’s Day. This day in 2015 marks the 95th anniversary of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey which, under the guidance of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, paved a way to the establishment of modern Turkish Republic. April 23 is also celebrated as Children’s Day, emphasizing the unique role of younger generations in the Turkish pursuit of peace, progress and prosperity.
Join the Pax Turcica campaign raising media awareness and calling upon your elected representatives to properly recognize the achievements of Turkey and of the Turkish-Americans by way of legislative resolutions and public statements ahead of April 23, 2015.
Please, make sure to select all your state and federal elected public officials in addition to 5 media targets from the list. Forward any responses received to for further follow up.


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December 2015

ATATURK’s Corner

Ataturk dedicated 23 Nisan, the anniversary of the Turkish National Congress in 1920 to Children. His vision was:


He expressed it best when he addressed Turkish Youth:

"O Turkish Youth! Your first and foremost duty is to defend and protect the Turkish independence and the Turkish Republic for all eternity. All the mighty strength that you will need exists in the noble blood a-flowing in your veins!."

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

For a full text (In Turkish) Click HERE


On August 17, 1999, western Turkey was struck by a devastating magnitude-7.4 earthquake. Many thousands of people were killed, and many more made homeless by the quake that was centered near Izmit. Contributing to the rebuilding process, ATASC initiated an effort in February 2003 to build a new school for the children of Izmit. The school admitted its first class on September 13, 2004. ATASC still continues to support its namesake school.
Since 2006, ATASC sponsored 13 needy children, helped send 6 children to Space Camp Izmir, opened up a Computer Lab and a Science Lab. Most recently ATASC helped the school to open up a pre-school by furnishing four pre-school classrooms named for ATASC chapters. VATAN Chapter is currently in the process of furnishing a conference salon for the students of the elementary school.

CLICK Here For More Izmit Arslanbey School Pictures