We celebrated the 134th Birthday of Ataturk, and the accomplishments of Ataturk’s youth at the May 19, YOUTH and SPORTS DAY ceremony in Washington, DC., on May 17, 2015, at the American University.

2015 “Ataturk’s Youth Award” recipients are:

  • Scientist MELIS ANAHTAR, Violinist ZEYNEP ALPAN, and Basketball star ECE YURDAKUL.
  • Extreme athlete ERDEN ERUC is the recipient of this year’s special “Peace Award” for his “Row for Peace” project.

ASA Executive Board members Ilknur Boray, Gulgun Karamete, and member Kaan Karamete made a presentation about the significance of May 19, 1919.

A celebration dinner at the Yavalar residence followed the ceremony.