Members and friends of the Ataturk Society of America in the Washington, DC metropolitan area gathered to pay respect to Kemal Ataturk after 78 years of his death. Two guest speakers, Dr. Garrett Sheldon and Mr. Kaya Boztepe gave memorable lectures. Similarities between Thomas Jefferson and Kemal Ataturk were the main point of topic in […]
The Ataturk Society of America celebrated the Republic Day with a ceremony by the Statue of Ataturk at the Sheridan Circle in Washington, DC, on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Loyal Kemalists gathered on a beautiful autumn day to celebrate the 93rd anniversary of the inception of the Republic of Turkey and to express their appreciation […]
Panelists, Michael Rubin, Sean Faircloth and Metin Camcigil discussed increasing attacks on secularism and authoritarian populism around the globe. US and Turkish historical events, highlighting the efforts of the founding fathers on forming secular societies were told by the panelists. The event was held on April 21, at the Kantzen Art Center, American University.
The Ataturk Society of America celebrated the August 30th Victory Day Celebration – 30 Agustos Zafer Bayrami – with a ceremony by the Statue of Ataturk, on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 11:00 am, at the Sheridan Circle in Washington, DC. The ceremony was attended by a large crowd of guests, including many children. The […]
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.
Participants once again were reminded of the unlikely victory of Turkish soldiers under the leadership of the young officer who later became known as Ataturk. The Guest speaker Prof. Dr. Kemal Ari Atatürk Institute for Modern Turkish History, 9 Eylül University, İzmir-Turkeyis the director of the Ataturk Institute for the Modern Turkish History, at the […]