ATA-DC Turkish Republic Day Ball

Please join the American Turkish Association of Washington DC (ATA-DC) in celebration of the 92nd Anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey! We are proud to organize the Turkish Republic Day Ball, which is among the oldest and most beloved traditions of the Turkish Republic.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 / 7 PM - 11 PM
The Washington Plaza Hotel
Banquet Dinner,Grand Ballroom

10 Thomas Cir, NW Washington, DC 20005

Black Tie Optional

Live Performance by Turkoise Band

Please RSVP by October 21st at

ATA-DC Member: $92
Non-member: $110
Student: $80
VIP Tickets: $150



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
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.