Council of Turkish Canadians organized a press conference at the Canadian Parliament on February 26, 2015. 

In the video below, Professor Justin A. McCarthy, historian and demographer from University of Louisville, Kentucky and Mr. Bruce Fein, specializing in constitutional law, international law and civil liberties comment on alleged Armenian genocide:



Several of our members asked us for our recommendations for the November 6 Election. TurkishPAC’s articles of incorporation states that “The Corporation shall not concern itself with the political issues that are inherent to the internal and/or international political operations of the USA or Turkish Governments, otherwise not related to the defense of the Turkish Heritage”. We must therefore base our recommendations only to issues that are  related to the defense of the Turkish Heritage.

Based on the above, we recommend that you consider voting for the politicians who are members of the Congressional Turkish Caucus and supported by TurkishPAC. Names and districts of the Turkish Congressional Caucus members are provided below:

Read more: On the Upcoming Presidential Elections

Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) is accepting applications for its 2011 TCAdvance Scholarship Program through Friday, June 17, 2011.
The TCAdvance Scholarship Program was established in 2007 to support American students of Turkish and Turkic heritage who pursue a career in public and international affairs, law and communications. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, civic engagement, particularly active participation in Turkish American community affairs, as well as individual leadership qualities. Since the program's inception in 2007, 48 Turkish American students have been awarded the TCAdvance Scholarship.

Read more: 2011 TCAdvance Scholarship Program


TurkishPAC received a letter from the USA Congressional District 7 Representative Honorable John Culberson on February 24, 2011, which states that he fully supports our opposition to the Congressional Armenian Genocide Resolutions and declares that he plans to vote against such resolutions if they come to the house floor. Honorable Culberson wrote that

"[b]etween 1915 and 1923, brutal fighting took place between Armenian and Ottoman Turks over the future of Anatolia. While Armenian authorities allege that up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed and another 500,000 were forcibly removed in ethnic cleansing, this view is not universally shared by scholars. Nearly a hundred years have passed since these alleged crimes took place, yet they still create significant controversy. Since this is a divisive historical question, experts should debate the merits of the genocide designation, not members of the United States House of Representatives. Furthermore, since Turkey is a close friend of the United States and an important ally in the Global War on Terror, there is no reason to unnecessarily provoke the emotions of the Turkish Public.

Read more: Honorable Culberson's Letter

The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2011 Washington Summer Internship Program. Since its inception in 2007, 56 Turkish Americans have been placed in internships with prestigious Congressional offices and non-profit organizations. This program provides an opportunity for Turkish American students to live and work in Washington D.C., learn about the American political process, and explore career opportunities in public affairs.

Read more: TCA 2011 Summer Internship Program


Turkish Coalition of America published an annotated map of forced migration and mortality in the Ottoman Empire. Prepared by the eminent historian and demographer Justin McCarthy, the map displays the trails of 5 million Ottoman Muslims who perished in the wars that were fought to dismantle the Ottoman Empire between 1864-1922.

Click here for the details and a link for the map.

On December 29, 2010, President Obama appointed Frank Ricciardone as the US Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey. This appointment has ended a six month period of time when the position was vacant. The former Ambassador, James Jeffrey, is currently serving as the US Ambassador to Iraq. Following the announcement, G. Lincoln McCurdy, President of the Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) released the following statement:
"During his time in Ankara, Ambassador Ricciardone will continue to foster the long-standing commercial and security relationship between the US and Turkey. TCA is confident that Ricciardone brings significant experience and statesmanship to his new posting and will help to accomplish our nations’ mutual goals. We also take this opportunity to congratulate the appointment of Matthew Bryza as Ambassador to Azerbaijan, a nation with which Turkey and the United States share significant ties. We hope that both Ambassadors will work together with the respective governments in their host nations to end conflicts, bring peace and prosperity to the people of the region, while enhancing the image of the United States."

Read more: TCA Applauds Appointment of New US Ambassador to Turkey


ATAA and FTAA have jointly submitted to each Member of the U..S. house of Representatives a letter in opposition to H.Res. 252, an anti-Turkish and anti-Muslim resolution.

We encourage you to be good Americans and true friends of Türkiye, and contact your Member of Congress at: writerep.house.gov
This service is free, easy, and lets your Member know what you think quickly.

As Turkish Americans, please  sent  the following message to your representatives:
Please do not support a floor vote on H.Res. 252.  If it does go to a floor vote, please vote against it.  Armenian Resolutions are not a productive approach to resolve this matter, as they legislate a criminal conviction against people of Turkish and Muslim heritage, they legislate history on a controversial issue, and damage US interests in the critical region of Turkey.

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