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Atatürk Week

Posted by on November 14, 2016 at 20:56 pm

ATATURK WEEK opened on Nov 9 with a cocktail party/fundraiser “Unveiling the Ataturk Bust” at Residence for Ataturk Week. We have a beautiful bust as you can see in picture. We continued the “WEEK” by moment of silence in front of the Ataturk on November 10 at 9:05 am. Professor  George Gawrych, author of “Young Ataturk” had 4 lectures planned around SC. The first one was at CSUN that was cancelled due to disturbing acts by some Armenians protesting Turkey. The lecture at Chapman went well until again the same gang of Armenians disturbed the peace. We continued the lecture after the room was cleared by campus security. The one at San Diego was eventless. The same people also tried to disturb the lecture at Camarillo, but could not. The attendee’s let them scream outside while they enjoyed the lecture inside. I am glad the week is over. I want to thank all community members who supported this “WEEK” by attending events, lectures or by donating funds. On the positive side we had at least 3 very insightful lectures by Prof. Gawrych (out of 4), were able to commemorate Ataturk in OC and SD venues, were able to educate 50 Americans on his great leadership. Overall, it was a productive and inspiring week for me. On the negative side, I am angry that we were disturbed during our commemorations/lectures. There are a lot of lessons learned during this week for me. So stay tuned. Videos are at ATASC FB page.

 

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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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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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