Assembly of Turkish American Associations : STAND AGAINST HATE CRIMES


ABD’de etkinlik gösteren Türk Amerikan Dernekleri Biriliği‘nden aşağıdaki ileti ulaştı..

Kendilerine teşekkür ederek paylaşıyoruz..

Sevgi ve saygı ile,

Dr. Ahmet Saltık

1526 18th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036 | 202.483.9090 | 202.483.9092 fx |

January 22, 2015 / No:42


 Remember the victims of violence and oppose the insensitive genocide allegations

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January 27th marks 42 years since the assassination of the Turkish Consul General in Los Angeles, Mehmet Baydar, and the Vice Consul, Bahadir Demir, by the Armenian-American extremist, Gourgen Yanikian. His simultaneous public appeal to “kill Turks” resulted in numerous attacks carried out against Turkish diplomats and civilians between 1975 and 1991. On January 28, 1982, Harry (Hampig) Sassounian, assassinated another Turkish Consul General, Kemal Arikan, in Los Angeles. Additionally, January 19th also marked eight years since the assassination of the Armenian Turkish journalist, Hrant Dink, in Istanbul, a crime that was widely condemned by Turkish public and duly prosecuted by the Turkish court.


These tragic anniversaries as well as the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks in Paris earlier this month emphasize the importance of an open dialog embracing the diversity of opinions. Unfortunately, the attempts to impose the one-sided Armenian genocide narrative in public education and legislation in California and other states counter this common sense and extend the dangerous antagonism.


Join the Pax Turcica action campaign to remember the victims of all crimes committed over the Turkish-Armenian historical controversy and to urge a mutual understanding of painful history as the only path towards healing and reconciliation.

Please, make sure to select all your elected officials and up to 5 media targets.
Forward all responses received from public offices or media to



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ATAA, representing over 60 local chapters and 500,000 Turkish Americans throughout the United States, serves locally and in Washington DC to empower the Turkish American community through civic engagement, and to support strong US-Turkish relations through education and advocacy.  Established in 1979, ATAA is the largest, democratically elected Turkish American membership organization in the United States.  As a non-faith based organization, ATAA is open to people of diverse backgrounds.  The ATAA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed under the laws of the District of Columbia. To learn more about ATAA, please visit

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