::: Press Releases / Events

TAAF Sponsors Symposium on Ataturk at United Nations
ATATURK'S LEGACY: TRANSFORMATION OF A NATION'S CONSCIENCE
December 11, 2009
The Permanent Mission Of Turkey to the United Nations and Istanbul University Alumni Association of USA
ATATURK SYMPOSIUM
DECEMBER 18, 2009
United Nations NY,CONFERENCE ROOM#2
3:00-6:00PM
RECEPTION:6:15-7:00PM TURKEVI, 8TH FLOOR
RSVP:contact@iumezusa.org

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A Nato Without Turkey?
November 28, 2009
According to a Wal Street Journal article, as the islamist government in Turkey turns its focus from West to East, NATO members should start thinking about the worst case scenarios and plan for a NATO without Turkey one day."  Read David Schenker's article below.

A Nato Without Turkey?

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In Turkey, Trial Casts Wide Net of Mistrust
November 28, 2009
New York Times, among other prominent newspapers in the USA, points out the witch hunt that is going on in Turkey in the name of "cleansing the country off of military's invisible hand in politics."  Instead, the government uses Ergenekon as a decoy to get rid of its opponents, keeping hundreds of citizens in jail without even charging them with specific crimes. Read the article:.

In Turkey, Trial Casts Wide Net of Mistrust

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Armenian Genocide bill introduced in Congress
October 27, 2009
Another so-called Armenian Genocide bill (H.RES.252) has been introduced in Congress. This goes in the face of the recent protocol that was signed by the Turkish and Armenian governments in Switzerland, and a good proof of the Armenian diaspora's intention to protect status-quo which is built upon discrimination, exclusion, and hatred.  The details of the Bill can be read here.

Armenian Genocide bill (H.RES.252)

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Armenia: the end of the debate?
By Gwen Dyer, Published October 21, 2009
THE FIRST great massacre of the 20th century happened in eastern Anatolia 94 years ago. Armenians all over the world insist that their ancestors who died in those events were the victims of a deliberate genocide, and that there can be no reconciliation with the Turks until they admit their guilt. But now the Armenians back home have made a deal.

http://www.turkishforum.com.tr/en/content/2009/10/21/armenia-the-end-of-the-debate/

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Financial Times declares today's protocol signing between Turkey and Armenia a win for Turkey See the link below

Among the Turkish-Americans living in the United States, the feelings about thr protocol are mixed. There are those who think that this is a victory for the regional politics and a good stepping stone on the way to EU membership. Others oppose it, saying that Turkey gave away too much without securing a favorable resolution for the Ngorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Turkey had closed its borders with Armenia after Armenians invaded Ngorno-Karabakh which belongs to Azerbaijan.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/88ff3000-b4f8-11de-8b17-00144feab49a.html?nclick_check=1

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Formal Statement on Turkey-Armenia Protocol Signing Date on Oct. 5

Formal statement on signing date of protocols between Turkey and Armenia will be made in Switzerland on October 5. Officials said that the formal statement would be made in Bern on Monday and the protocols aimed to normalize relations between Turkey and Armenia. There is no formal information, but protocols are expected to be signed on October 10.

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Unjust, unethical and prejudiced stance that Californian law makers have taken against the Turkish minority statewide.

Mr. Mete is the President of Turkish Peace and Justice Committee, and a Director of Turkish American Alliance for Fairness. He works as a business Consultant, and has been a researcher and an educator. He has been a long-time community activist as well.

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Prof. Turkkaya Ataov's Dinner

The TAAF board was honored to host Professor Emeritus Türkaya Ataöv in San Francisco on June 13th, 2008. Prof. Ataov is extremely busy and lives in Turkey, therefore we invited the Turkish American community in California to join us to meet and listen Prof. Ataov as this may be once in a life time opportunity.

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::: Latest Events / Activities / News
 

The Turkish Constituional Court bans Democratic Society Party

12.11.2009 - he Turkish Constitutional Court, the country's top legal authority, has decided to shut down Democratic Society Party, or DTP, on charges it has ties with the PKK terrorist organization, the court's president said on Friday. more >

 

TAAF Expresses Grave Concern Over the Approval of HR.106 in the House Committee
 
INVITATION: You are Invited to an Educational Workshop on October 28th, 2007
 
::: Suggested Readings
 


Recent testimonies, press releases from the U.S. Department of State on Turkey

The Armenian Massacres in Ottoman Turkey - A disputed Genocide by Guenter Lewy (borrow from TAAF Lending Library)

The Armenian Rebellion at Van - by Justin McCarthy,Esat Arslan, Cemalettin Taskiran, Omer Turan (borrow from TAAF Lending Library)

Testimony Against California Senate Joint Resolution 5 (SJR 5)

Death and Exile: The Ethnic Cleansing of the Ottoman Muslims 1821-1922, by Justin McCarthy, Darwin Press, Princeton, (1995) 368 pages
(borrow from TAAF Lending Library)

The Ottoman Turks: An Introductory History to 1923

The Ottoman Peoples and the End of Empire (Historical Endings)

U.S. Department of State Fact Sheet on Azerbaijan (Azerbeycan)

U.S. Department of State Fact Sheet on the country of Armenia

The Ottoman Turks: An Introductory History to 1923

 
::: Media Watch
  NBC Dateline "Time Bomb"
Detective Mr. Pete Eliot'in anisina. Mutlaka izleyin

Armenian Terrorists at Work in U.S Part 1 >>
Armenian Terrorists at Work in U.S Part 2 >>
Armenian Terrorists at Work in U.S Part 3 >>
Armenian Terrorists at Work in U.S Part 4 >>
 

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