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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.

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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
ATASC
President

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
ElvinDesign
Hamit Aras DDS
Nalan Kumlali Atahan – Ahmet Atahan
Rexidence Residential Services
VaalbaraSoft

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 Board
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
FBI
HILTON Hotels
Kerem Hanci Photography, LLC
R.M. Security Services

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ATATURK’s Corner



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

FUTURE BELONGS TO AND IS PROTECTED BY FUTURE GENERATIONS


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



ATASC SCHOOL IN IZMIT, TURKEY

ARSLANBEY ATA-SC OKULU
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.







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