A multinational panel of independent researchers of American, Turkish and European ancestry prepared a white paper on the Armenian issue in April 2010. This short document gives a general overview of the Armenian issue and debunks the most commonly used claims by Armenians and their supporters. Please click here to access this invaluable document.


On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of April 23 Turkish National Sovereignty and Children's Day, Mayor of the City of Houston Annise Parker issued a proclamation. Please click here to see a copy of the proclamation. 

The Turkish Coalition of America is now accepting applications for its 2010 TCAdvance Scholarship Program.

TCAdvance Scholarship Program was established in 2007 with the goal to support American students of Turkish heritage who pursue a degree and career in public and international affairs, law, communications and public relations. The scholarship is 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, the scholarship was awarded to 36 students.

The application deadline is Friday, June 11, 2010. The scholarship recipients will be announced on July 4, 2010 and scholarships will be awarded on October 29, 2010.

For detailed information on how to apply, please visit the TCA website.



The Turkish Coalition of America is accepting applications for its 2010 Washington Summer Internship Program. 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. Designed to enhance Turkish American participation in political life and to cultivate the future generation of Turkish American leaders, the program lasts up to 8 weeks between June-August 2010. Interns will be provided an opportunity to work in congressional offices, select governmental and non-governmental organizations. A monthly stipend will be provided by TCA.

Read more: TCA Summer Internship Program

Turkey closed its Armenian Border and suspended the relations between Turkey and Armenia as a consequence of the Armenian occupation of the Azerbaijani territory of Nagorno-Karabagh, in 1992.  Recently a protocol between the Turkish and the Armenian governments has been signed, which may lead to the opening of Borders and normalizations of relations between the two nations, if approved by both nations’ parliaments.

Read more: TurkishPAC's Position on the Recently Signed Protocol


During the 2008 elections campaign, David Krikorian slung mud at the incumbent Congresswoman Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) by claiming that "Representative Jean Schmidt had taken $30,000 in blood money to deny the genocide of Christian Armenians by Muslim Turks.”

This was of course another Armenian smear campaign, which they use against any congressional or local candidate who refuse to take for granted their narrow-minded arguments, falsified genocide claims and fanatical anti-Turkish agenda.

Read more: Schmidt v. Krikorian

With Representative Larry Kissell's (D-NC/8th) participation on September 24th, membership of the caucus on US-Turkish relations reached 95. Click here for an alphabetical list of the members and here for a breakdown by state. 

9th Circuit Court of Appeals invalidated the 2000 Poochigian Law, in Movsesian v. Victoria Versicherung, et al.

In 2000 California enacted a law sponsored by state Senator Chuck Poochigian that sought to force insurance companies that had sold life insurance in the Ottoman Empire to Ottoman Armenians in effect to pay reparations to Armenian claimants under the disputed theory that they died from acts of genocide.

Read more: US Federal Court Rejects Armenian Reparations

You are here: Home Front Page General Announcements