4th Turkish American Heritage Month - September 2015

September 2015 will be filled with a variety of events showcasing Turkish culture, arts, cuisine, fashion, and music!  

The American Turkish Association of Washington D.C. (ATA-DC) is proud to announce the 4th Annual Turkish Heritage Month, taking place this September in Washington D.C. 

Turkish Heritage Month events will include: 

The Turkish Heritage Month will be capped off on September 27th by the annual DC Turkish Festival during which a multitude of Turkish style artists and artisans will take more than 20,000 DC visitors on a Magical Journey to Turkey. 

More information is available at www.turkishfestival.org


ATA-DC Board of Directors are pleased to announce the 2015 election results. We are delighted to welcome new board members and grateful to returning members for their continued support.



Gizem Şalcıgil White


Hande Ayan

Continuing Board Members

Demet Cabbar
Bülent Şafak
Laura Maddux
Zeynep Kocabal
Hayri Berberoğlu
Pınar Güvenir
Besim Cafer

New Board Members

Serpil Gülşen
Kenneth Joholske

2015 ATA-DC Board Member Candidates

The following candidates are running for the ATA-DC Board of Directors in the elections in June 2015. We are pleased to have such qualified individuals running for ATA-DC Board member positions. Board member positions are for two year terms. Click on candidate's name to see their bio on voting page.
Hande Ayan (Secretary & Board)
Hayri Berberoglu (Board)
Demet Cabbar (Board)
Besim Cafer (Board)
Serpil Gulsen (Board)
Pinar Guvenir (Board)
Kenneth Joholske (Board)
Zeynep Kocabal (Board)
Laura Maddux (Board)
Bulent Safak (Board)
Gizem Salcigil White (President & Board)
Board of Directors Election's voting Page is only available for ATA-DC Members, in order to vote you need to login first. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us at ask@atadc.org

Current Events:

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Turkish women received the rights to vote and to be elected to office in 1934, earlier than Swiss, Greek, Italian and French women. Turkey is the largest producer of hazelnuts in the world. St. Nicholas known as Santa Claus, was born and lived as bishop of Myra (Kale) in Turkey.