TASC Co-Chairman Evinch's Message

TASC proudly represents the broadest diversity of Turkish Americans nationwide, here at the nation’s capital! TASC welcomes Ms. Semrin Aleckson as its new Programs Director. Semrin graduated Cum Laude with an MS from the London School of Economics and BA from George Mason University. She interned on Capitol Hill with Congressman Tom Price. Prior to…

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TASC, TURANT Take Action in Texas

TASC sent the following letter to the Texas House and Senate leadership, as well as the Texas House Committee on International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs, in opposition to HR 191. This law is a step in the direction of a BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) against Turkey.  It is our job as Turkish Americans to stop…

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TASC Participates in Congressional Swear-Ins

TASC Participates in Congressional Swear-Ins

United States 115th Congress convened on January 3, 2017 on Capitol Hill  with the “swearing-in” ceremonies of the newly elected and re-elected legislators. In November 2016 elections all 435 seats of the House of Representatives and one third of 100 Senate seats were up for election. Politically active Turkish Americans received special invitations to the swearing-in of…

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TASC Director Aydilek Hosts Congressmen Hoyer and Brown at Turkish American Community Center and Mosque

TASC Director Aydilek Hosts Congressmen Hoyer and Brown at Turkish American Community Center and Mosque

TASC Member of the Board of Directors, Dr. Ahmet Aydilek, helped organize and host a Town Hall Meeting with House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (MD-05) and Congressman Anthony Brown MD-04) at Turkish American Community Center (TACC) in Lanham, Maryland. Dr. Aydilek also serves on the Board of Directors of TACC and Turkish Mosque, which has a congregation of over…

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AVIM Commentary: Defending Ataturk, Defending Free Speech

AVIM Commentary: Defending Ataturk, Defending Free Speech

The Center for Eurasian Research Studies (AVIM) will be partnering with TASC to inform the public regarding political, economic and security issues in eastern Europe, Caucuses, Central Asia, and Middle East. TASC will publish commentaries of AVIM regarding the impact of these issues in the United States. This TASC issue features the commentary of Dr. Turgut…

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TASC Meet with Congressman Boyle

TASC Meet with Congressman Boyle

TASC Co-Chairman Gunay Evinch and Executive Committee Member Oya Bain met with Congressman Brendan Boyle regarding US-Turkish relations.  Joining the meeting privately hosted by Murat Guzel and Meto Koloski at the Turkish Coalition PAC (TC PAC) were also civil society representatives from Syrian, Baltic, Macedonian and Ukrainian American communities. Ahead of Congressman Boyle’s participation in…

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TASC Co-Chair Evinch Participates in Ceremony for Congressman Anthony Brown

TASC Co-Chair Evinch Participates in Ceremony for Congressman Anthony Brown

TASC Co-Chairman Gunay Evinch participated in the Swearing-In Ceremony of newly elected Congressman Anthony Brown. Congressman Brown was Maryland’s 8th Lt. Governor (2007-2015). Congressman Brown will represent Maryland’s 4th Congressional District, where the Turkish Diyanet Center of America and Turkish American Community Center (TACC) are located. “The Turkish Mosque” has a congregation of more than…

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TASC Co-Chair Evinch Participates in Maryland Constitutional Freedoms Town Hall Meeting

TASC Co-Chair Evinch Participates in Maryland Constitutional Freedoms Town Hall Meeting

TASC Co-Chairman Gunay Evinch represented the Turkish American community of Maryland at the Constitutional Freedom and Civil Rights Town Hall Meeting at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center of the Unitarian Church in Columbia, Maryland. The keynote speaker was Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh who is preparing a lawsuit to challenge the President’s Executive Order ordering…

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