August 2018 at TASC
TASC Leads Joint Effort for Full Page Ad in Wall Street Journal
TASC lead the effort in publishing a letter in the Wall Street Journal urging American politicians to reconsider its current economic impasse. The letter was co-signed by nine other Turkish American organizations.

August 30: TASC Celebrates Victory Day
TASC wishes all Turkish Americans a happy Turkish Victory Day, and remembers those who served and founded the Turkish Republic and who made the ultimate sacrifice for Turkish independence and sovereignty.

Standard of Turkish Armed Forces in the Korean War in Istanbul Military Museum in Şişli, Istanbul.
TASC Remembers U.S. and Turkish Soldiers in Korean War
On August 3, the anniversary of the end of the Korean War, TASC remembers the heroic efforts of the Turkish Brigade. The Turkish Brigade ( Şimal Yıldızı)  was a Turkish Army Infantry that fought alongside American troops during the Korean War.

Read our full tribute here.
TASC Stands in Solidarity with Colorado Springs and Law Enforcement Communities.
On August 9, Officer Cem Düzel, a Turkish American police officer, was shot in the line of duty while responding to a call in the Colorado Springs downtown area.

Read more about the events and the status of Officer Düzel's recovery.
President Erdogan's Opinion: New York Times

Unilateral actions against Turkey by the United States will undermine American interests and force Turkey to look for other friends and allies.
Congratulations to Ergun Kirlikovali, TASC Board Member Alumnus, for his excellent letter to the Prime Minister of New Zealand and all members of the New Zealand Parliament.
Kurban Bayraminiz Kutlu Olsun
Happy Eid al-Adha from TASC
Turkish American National Steering Committee wishes all a very happy, healthy and peaceful Eid al-Adha.

During the celebration of Eid al-Adha, TASC Co-Chair Dr. Halil Mutlu attended an Eid event hosted by the Mayor of New York.
Ambassador Kilic's Letter to Wall Street Journal
Remembering the Battle of Manzikert and Dumlupinar
August 26 marked the 947th anniversary of the Battle of Manzikert, and the 96th anniversary of the Battle of Dumlupinar.

New York City
August 5: TASC New York participated in the culture festival parade organized by the city of Brooklyn.
August 31: The Arab Muslim American Federation invited TASC Co-Chair Dr. Halil Mutlu and Board Member Nevin Bakir as honored guests to a reception in New York. We thank Dr. Khaled Lamada, Chair of the Federation, for his invitation and for the chance to build bridges in our communities.
Washington, DC
August 17: Members of TASC and the Turkish Coalition of America met with students from the Olive Tree Initiative, an initiative that fosters global engagement and understanding for better conflict resolution. The topic of conversation was the Armenian diaspora and current Turkish-American relations.

August 21: TASC attended the joint Global Policy Institute and BAU International University panel discussing US and Turkey Current Relations. Panelists included Howard Beasey, President and CEO, American-Turkish Council (ATC); Khush Choksy, Senior Vice President, Middle East and Turkey Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and Selman Kurt, Commercial Counselor, Embassy of the Republic of Turkey.

The panelists gave an excellent perspective to current U.S. and Turkish relations, and highlighted the mutual interest both countries have in maintaining and developing U.S. and Turkey's relationship. They expressed hope that diplomatic resolutions can be made within the near future.
August 30: TASC Co-Chair Gunay Evinch and Secretary Oya Bain attended the Victory Day celebrations at the Turkish Embassy In Washington DC hosted by the Ambassador and Defense Attache Brigadier General Umut Yildiz and their respective spouses.
August 21: TASC Co-Chair Dr. Halil Mutlu and members of the Turkish community met with Ms. Toni Harp, Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut and thanked her for her contributions to the needs and concerns of the Turkish community in and around New Haven. Dr. Mutlu commended the Mayor for supporting the TASC vision of “solidarity in diversity."
Upcoming Events
Early September 2018: TASC and the Maryland - Kocaeli Sister State Program leads a delegation of five Maryland private university presidents visit to meet with Turkish private university leaderships in Istanbul, Kocaeli and Bursa to discuss student and professor exchange programs, and cooperation in the business of higher education.
Starting Soon: Turkish Language Classes
Turkish Language Classes begin September 17, 2018. Washington DC.

More information and how to s ign up here .
SAVE THE DATE: TASC Hosts Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in NYC on Sunday, September 23
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