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in Honor of San Bernardino Shooting Victims

Posted by on December 14, 2015 at 09:21 am


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ATASC General Assembly and 2016 Elections

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

Please renew your membership with your local chapter!


ATASC Elections will be on Saturday February 6th. at Santa Monica Library, Multi purpose room.

Address: 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

phone: 310-458-8600

We are looking for ATASC BOD members with a desire to serve ATASC community. We have two Member at Large positions for this elections.

 In accordance with the ATASC Bylaws, dated October 29, 2010, Article II Qualifications of Directors, the candidate who meets the following criteria may run for the ATASC Board:  

 — a member in good standing with ATASC and/or its Chapters (i.e., paid membership through 12/31/2015);

  — a resident of Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, or Santa Barbara County;


— a member who has served for a minimum of one year on the ATASC and/or one of the Chapters’ Boards

Please nominate yourself or identify candidates who are interested in serving on the Board of Directors. Please e-mail the Election Committee  at with the following information:

1. Name of Nominee/Candidate
2. Name of Nominator if you are nominating somebody else;
3. A short resume
4.”Statement of Interest” indicating why he/she is interested in serving on the Board of Directors;
5. Photograph in .jpg, .bmp, .gif, or .pdf format.

The Election Committee will post the candidates photos, resumes, and their statements of interest on the ATASC’s website ( and forward them to the members list via e-mail prior to the General Assembly meeting.

 The General Assembly meeting is open to all of the members of the Organization. Members are invited to participate and vote in person at the General Assembly Meeting.  However, in order to cast your votes, you must be a paid member in good standing (i.e., paid membership through 12/31/2015) with ATASC or its Chapter organizations (ATASC-SD, LATAA, OCTAA, TALL, and VATAN).  Following the election, the ballots will be counted and results will be announced by  Election Committee.  During the General Assembly Meeting, ATASC President and Treasurer as well as each of the Chapter Presidents will present a summary of their achievements, finances, and any future plans.

 If you can not attend the meeting in person, you can give your proxy to a fellow ATASC member who will attend the meeting.

 Please learn more about the organization and how you can contribute, please join us and be a part of the vibrant Turkish-American community.

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Genc Ataturk Kadinlari

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


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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