Events & Activities

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 […]

The General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) has declared September 21 as the Day of Peace around the globe.  This day highlights The “17 Sustainable Development Goals” of the UN which when accomplished by the nations will overcome food and water scarcity, corruption,  illiteracy, social inequality, xenophobia, environmental degradation, diminishing natural resources, to name a few.  With […]

SAVE THE DATE!!! Atatürk Society of America invites you to a remembrance ceremony on the 94th anniversary of the August 30th Victory Day. Tuesday, August 30th, 2016,  12:00pm Gathering by the statue of Atatürk at the Sheridan Circle Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC

Atatürk’ü Anma, Gençlik ve Spor Bayramınız Kutlu Olsun! Monday, May 19, 1919 was the day that Atatürk and a handful of companions set sail from Istanbul to Samsun triggering the chain of events leading to the establishment of the Republic of Turkey. Accordingly, it holds monumental significance in the History of the Turkish Republic.  It […]

23 Nisan Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramınız KUTLU OLSUN! We wish happiness, peace, and well-being to all the children! “The rising new generation, the future is yours. We founded the Republic, you are the ones to elevate it and keep it alive.” – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk   April 23, 1920….the Birthday of the Turkish Grand […]

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