TCA President Travels to California
Between October 3-7, TCA President G. Lincoln McCurdy traveled to California to meet with members of the Turkish American community about outreach to elected officials, U.S.-Turkey relations, and issues important to the Turkish American community. In San Francisco, he attended a book discussion event with Turkish businessman Faruk Eczacibasi talking about his book “It Has Only Begun” sponsored by the Turkish Industry and Business Association’s (TUSIAD) Silicon Valley Network. In Los Angeles, he participated in a roundtable discussion at Turkish Consul General Can Oguz's residence with Turkish American leaders in southern California. McCurdy also attended a fundraising event for House of Turkey project in San Diego’s Balboa Park.
On November 11, McCurdy met with Nilay Duygulu, Sinan Debre, and Ali Kiran, who are the leaders of the House of Turkey project in San Diego. He also held a meeting with the Turkish American community in Los Angeles and attended the monthly Turkish MEDBusiness dinner in Santa Monica.
TCA Director Gives Seminar on US-Turkey Relations
On October 18, TCA Director Nilsu Goren gave a seminar titled "The Origins of the Crisis in U.S.-Turkish Relations" at the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy.
TCA Directors Attend Events with the Macedonian and Bosnian Communities
On October 4, TCA Directors Nilsu Goren and Louette Ragusa attended a farewell reception hosted by the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) in honor of Macedonian Ambassador to US Vasko Naumovski's departure at the Embassy of Macedonia.
TCA President Attends Republic Day Reception at Turkish Embassy
TCA President G. Lincoln McCurdy attended a reception at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C. on October 29 celebrating the 95th Anniversary of the Republic of Turkey.
TCA Attends German Marshall Fund Event
On October 11, TCA President G. Lincoln McCurdy and TCA Director Nilsu Goren · attended a forum entitled “How to Revive the American and European Relations with Turkey” at the German Marshall Fund. Speakers were Ozgur Unluhisarcikli, GMF’s Ankara Director; Ian Lesser, GMF’s Vice President; Guven Sak, The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) Director; Kadri Tastan, TOBB Senior Fellow; and Jonathan Katz, GMF Resident Fellow.