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ATAA Condemns the Cowardly Terrorist Attacks Against Turkish Nation PDF Print E-mail
2016-08-18 18:58:46
The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) strongly condemns the continued terrorist attacks by the Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization PKK against Turkish nation. In latest PKK terror attacks, including two car bombings targeting police stations in Elazig and Van, and another remotely-detonated car bomb aimed at a military vehicle carrying soldiers in Bitlis, at least 14 people were killed and more than 280 wounded.  PKK has been waging war against Turkish nation for the last 30 years, which has claimed more than 40 thousand lives so far. The deadly wave of attacks targets not only Turkey's security forces but also civilians constituting the ultimate crime against humanity.
 
THO Special Brief: Attempted Military Coup in Turkey PDF Print E-mail
2016-07-28 17:07:03
Image How did it begin? On July 15th, at about 10:00 pm, the coup attempt began with shots inside the General Staff complex in Ankara. Shortly after, the Presidential Complex in Ankara came under fire by tanks and helicopters. Meanwhile, it was reported that military forces had closed Istanbul's Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridges, and the Ataturk Airport was shut-down. Factions of the Turkish military took control of the state broadcasting agency TRT to officially announce the coup. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim informed the nation that a coup attempt was underway. Addressing the nation via mobile telephone, President Erdogan confirmed the coup and urged people to resist and defend Turkey’s democracy by getting out to streets.
 

 
Unrest Overseas Worries Turkish Community In Chicago PDF Print E-mail
2016-07-28 14:51:50
(CBS) ? The attempted military coup in Turkey has stunned members of Chicago?s Turkish-American community. Many are worried about family members in Turkey, currently in the middle of the unrest. CBS 2?s Dana Kozlov reports. You?ll hear the same thing over and over from former and current Turkish residents: No one expected this. They waited Friday, nervously, to see how it would play out.
 
Western Massachusetts Turkish community reacts to Attempted Military Coup PDF Print E-mail
2016-07-28 14:45:35
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – An attempt by members of the Turkish military to overthrow their government left at least 161 people dead Saturday morning. Gunfire and explosions rocked Turkey’s capital of Ankara and the main city of Istanbul Friday night into Saturday morning. A faction of the Turkish military launched the coup using helicopters and tanks. At 11:25 p.m. local time, the Turkish military issued a statement saying they had taken control of the country and imposed martial law. Turkey’s president, Recep Erdogan had been on vacation when the coup was launched. He called upon citizens to go to the streets to fight for democracy.
Last Updated ( 2016-07-28 14:47:25 )
 
Local Turkish Americans Speak Out Against Military Coup PDF Print E-mail
2016-07-28 14:38:47
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Turkish Americans in the Miami Valley came together Saturday to speak out against the failed military coup. Turkish Americans meeting in Dayton say they want peace restored in their county. And they want to know that anyone involved in the coup, will be held responsible. “We need unity among our community,” Turkish American Community Center President Islom Shakhbandarov said. “We need solidarity among our community.
Last Updated ( 2016-07-28 14:41:07 )
 
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