Posted by on August 10, 2016 at 00:17 am

7:00 pm

Turkish Republic Day 2016

Atasc Board cordially invites you commemoration of 93rd Anniversary of Proclamation of the Turkish Republic.

On Saturday October 29th, 2016 ATASC will be holding the Annual Republic Day Gala with the songs Ataturk loved

All members and Turkish American community invited.

ATASC Presents very first time in California
the Live performance by
& Ali Tolga Demirtaş


Location: Crown Plaza Los Angeles Int Airport Hotel

Date/Time: Saturday, October 29th, 7 pm

Purchase Tickets for $150 for everyone!
($5 for Paypal fee)

Attendee Names and Phone #:

ATASC proudly presents Band CaliTurca. Night long live music. The songs Ataturk loved will be performed by our beloved music band CaliTurca.


Proudly presenting our beloved most popular DJ in town.
ATASC once again welcomes DJ Volkan with nostalgic and popular songs during the gala.

DJ Volkan

ATASC proudly presents Group Anatolia ATASC-SD Turkish Folk Dance Ensemble


Sponsors will be listed and announced.
*If you are purchasing tickets as a grup please advise us the guest list with membership status.

*Prices are valid thru 9/5/2016

Checks – payable to “ATASC”, please indicate the name of the guests on a separate sheet.
Mail to:
11304 Chandler Blvd #525
N. Hollywood, CA 91601If you have any questions please reach us at Once ATASC receive payments there will be a confirmation email sent to our valuable guests.

Important announcement about Childcare Services during the Gala event:

The parents should contact the following service provider directly. ATASC is not responsible for childcare services! The parents should reserve the service directly communicating with MollyCoddlers ~Nannies & Sitters.

Details about their services as follow;

Mollycoddlers will provide sitters at a rate of
Ages 0-2 years
$55 per child (through 10/14)
$70 per child (late registration after 10/15)

Ages 3 years and up
$40 per child (through 10/14)
$55 per child (late registration after 10/15)
on the following date(s): Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 7p-12a


Once childcare is reserved no fees will be refunded.
Ratio of sitters to children
1:2 newborn to 2 years
1:4 3-5 years
1:5 6 years and up

• Client will ensure that parents pick their children up at the agreed upon time. If not, families will be charged $5 for every 15 minutes or part of 15 minutes that they are late.

• Client will provide Mollycoddlers with an appropriate and safe location for childcare to take place.

Childcare services to include games, toys, books, arts & crafts, parachutes, dress up clothes, secure sign in/out procedures & experienced, professional sitters. Most importantly Mollycoddlers will provide peace of mind for you, and for the children – FUN!

Contact details:
Mollycoddlers~Nannies & Sitters
Orange County/Long Beach/Los Angeles
Office 949-275-5437
Fax 949-751-2433

ATASC Republic Day Events Committee

Anlı şanlı tarihimizin yazıldığı Cumhuriyetin ilanının 93. yılında siz değerli toplumumuzu Atatürk’ün sevdiği şarkılarla, milli marşlarımızla anmaya, zeybek ve harmandalılarla kutlamaya davet ediyoruz. Lütfen takvimlerinize işaretlemeyi unutmayınız.

Bugüne kadar verdiğiniz destek için teşekkür eder, sizleri yeniden aramızda görebilmeyi temenni ederiz.

Güney California Türk Amerikan Derneği
Association of Turkish Americans of Southern California

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Posted by on May 17, 2016 at 10:23 am

ATASC members and a big crowd of Southern California Turkish Americans celebrated Children’s and Youth Fest with another great picnic.

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Yaşasın 23 Nisan!

Posted by on April 22, 2016 at 17:24 pm

23 Nisan Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramı Kutlu Olsun!

Güney Kaliforniya’da yaşayan Amerikalı Türkler olarak, Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramını kutlar, Türkiye Ulusuna selam ederiz!

National Sovereignty and Children’s Day

As the Turkish American Community of Southern California, we celebrate the National Sovereignty and Children’s Day on April 23rd.

The Grand National Assembly gathered in Ankara on April 23rd, 1920 for the first time. The founder of Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Ataturk dedicated the Turkish Republic to children and April 23rd is celebrated with ceremonies all over Turkey since then.

First Turkish Grand National Assembly

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Recognition to our proud Scientist

Posted by on March 4, 2016 at 13:35 pm

ATASC presents their inaugrual Turkish Crescent and Star award to Professor Aziz Sancar at his UNC office.  REpresentatives from ATASC Board visited Aziz Sancar, the 2016 Nobel laurate in chemistry in his pffice at UNC campus and presented him with a special plaque honoring his service to the world of science and to the Turkish_american community.  Prof Sancar also received a ATASC pin and a flag which he was happy to wear all though the visit.  The ATASC delegation also visited Professor Sancar’s Carolina Turkevi and reprsentatives from ATA-NC during this visit.

aziz hoca ile

Filed Under: News

Outstanding Turkish American Association

Posted by on March 4, 2016 at 13:31 pm

ATASC won one of the three outstanding Turkish American association awards given by ATAA and TCA.  The award also came with a $5000 grant. The award was presented to ATASC president Burcu Tansu at the ATAA National Leadership Conference in Washington DC.  The award recognizes accomplishments in grassroots activities, outreach, engagement with the Turkish American community and promotion of Turkish culture.

Maria Cakiraga receives lifelong achievement award from ATAA at the same conference. Also Ergun Kirlikovali and Bulent Basol received recognitions for their work with ATAA.

Link to the TCA announcement


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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

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October 2016

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