Events & Activities

This year’s celebration will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 4:00 – 6:00pm at the School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC

Atatürk Society of America invites you to a ceremony to celebrate the National Sovereignty and Children’s Day Sunday, April 23, 2017, 1:00pm Sheridan Circle, Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC by the statue of Atatürk

After the establishment of the Turkish Republic, in his public speeches around the country, Ataturk emphasized the urgent need for legislation which would bring equal rights to women. In a speech in 1923 he said “ There is a straighter and more secure path for us to follow: This is to have Turkish women as […]

This award was established in 1998 and is given annually to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions in the form of a life career, a body of work, publication or project to promote a better understanding and closer relationship between the American and Turkish people. ASA has been selected to receive this […]

Atatürk Society of America recognizes this important day to encourage all girls to pursue their interests in science.  We select youth who has shown accomplishments in science and give awards.  Such awards to the youth are given during the celebrations of the Youth Day which signifies beginning of the war of independence and Atatürk’s birthday. […]

Ataturk Society of America will observe the International Day to End Violence Against Women.  Since, the founding of the Turkish Republic of Turkey by Kemal Ataturk, the Turkish women have elevated their status in society by education and holding positions in public and private sectors.  The new reforms and civic laws of the  Republic laid the […]

Universal Children’s Day is observed by Ataturk Society with the purpose of drawing attention to issues facing the children in areas such as health, education, safety, environmental conditions.  In Turkey, Children’s Day is observed nationally on April 23 since 1923. It was the first officially declared national holiday by a country.  The founder and the […]

A ceremony was held to pay respect to Kemal Ataturk on the 78th year anniversary of his death on November 20, 2016 at 3:00pm at American University, Washington, DC.  Ceremony included two lectures by guest speakers: Professor Garrett Ward Sheldon, University of Virginia Lecture is titled “Thomas Jefferson and Kemal Atatürk“ Kaya Boztepe, Chief Operating Officer of […]

Please, join us to celebrate the 93rd anniversary of the formation of the Turkish Republic. Saturday, October 29, 2016,  12:00pm By the statue of Atatürk at the Sheridan Circle Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC

ASA celebrates the “International Day of the Girl Child”, as declared by the United Nations. Shortly after establishing the Republic of Turkey as a democratic and secular nation, Atatürk made many reforms to modernize the nation.  One big factor in achieving his dream involved educating the youth; both boys and girls equally.  He said “Our […]

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