September 2018 at TASC
TASC Board of Directors presents President Erdogan with a gift.
September 23: TASC Hosts Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in New York

Speakers also included TASC Co-Chairs Dr. Halil Mutlu and Mr. Gunay Evinch, Esq, as well as Mr. Abdulhafid Djemil, President of the Islamic Leadership of New York (Majlis-i Shura), and Mr. Osama Jamal, General Secretary of the United States Council for Muslim Organizations (USCMO). The Ataturk School of New York sang the Turkish national anthem.
TASC Congratulates Turkish Senior Citizens Council (TURYAK) Exemplary Citizens Award Winners
TASC expresses its heartfelt
thank you to three longtime Turkish American activists who received
the Turkish Senior Citizens Council (TURYAK) Exemplary Senior Citizen Award:
• Oya Bain
• Ergun Kirlikovali
• Ozcan Tuncel

Read our full press release here.
TASCRoots Welcomes California Governor Veto of Anti-Turkey BDS Law AB 1597
September 1-8: Maryland-Kocaeli Sister State Committee & TASC Host Higher Education Delegation to Turkey
The Maryland - Kocaeli Sister State Committee (MKSSC) and the Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC) hosted the Maryland State Higher Education Commission Chairman, Maryland Independent Colleges and Universities Association (MICUA), and presidents, provosts and professors from the University of Maryland College Park, University of Maryland Baltimore-County, Loyola University, and Capitol Technology University. The mission is part of a broader program exploring business, commerce and trade opportunities between Maryland and Kocaeli (aka Izmit), an industrial region and major port approximately 60 miles south of Istanbul. The MKSSC-TASC delegation discussed MOU’s between Maryland and Turkish universities for study abroad programs, professor exchanges, and joint doctoral committees.
September 1: Media Responds to TASC’s Wall Street Journal Joint August 30 Joint Statement by Turkish American Organizations
September 1: Pennsylvania Residents Anxious about
Gulen Cult Compound,
Washington Turkish House 
Turkish Language Classes
Start New Academic Year
Over 50 students enrolled in the Fall 2018 Semester of Turkish Language Lessons. Beginner and Intermediate Turkish classes comprise a rich diversity of professional, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds. The Washington Turkish House at DuPont Circle is open Monday - Friday to serve the community!
September 11: TASC Remembers Victims and Lessons of 9/11
September 13: TASC Co-Chair
Dr. Halil Mutlu speaks on US Health Systems and Preventive Medicine at Boston Turkish Consulate
Dr. Halil Mutlu participated in the Boston Consulate’s Community Services seminar series planned by the Education Attache.
September 29: TASC Advisor    Ibrahim Kurtulus Corresponds with Former President Jimmy Carter Regarding Armenian Tragedy
Mr. Ibrahimn Kurtulus discusses President Carter's 1978 quote of a "concerted effort made to eliminate all the Armenian people," presenting compelling historical records for the other side of the story.

September 30: TASC Co-Chair   Dr. Halil Mutlu and Board Member Ms. Nevin Bakir attend New York Giresun Association Picnic
Thank you to Association President, 
Mr. Savas Sahin.
Meet TASC's New Program Director
Carri Connor is the Program Director for the Turkish American National Steering Committee. Carri graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government & Politics, and minors in International Development & Conflict Management and History. While in college, Carri interned for the Maryland Office of the Secretary of State’s International Division in Annapolis, which hosts all foreign delegations to the State of Maryland and directs the Maryland Sister State Programs. Carri is also an active member of PDI-POA, Protocol Officers Association, an international group of professionals who specialize in the field of protocol.

Carri is a Maryland native and currently resides in North Bethesda, MD.

Upcoming Events in October
  • October 18: TASC Embassy Row Series, "Looking to the Future: Turkey's Regional to Global Humanitarian Operations," Turkish House, Washington, DC. Reception then presentation to follow. Learn more here and register online here.
  • October 27: ATA-DC Turkish Republic Day Ball. More information here.
  • October 29: Turkish Republic Day. Congratulations to all!
  • October 29: 18th Annual Turkish Flag Raising Ceremony, Hosted by TASC, Wall Street, New York.