Award Winning Documentary Screening: “DESPERATE HOURS”

Posted by on February 2, 2017 at 21:06 pm


Dear Members, Turkish American community and Jewish societies, you are cordially invited to an award winning documentary screening event with guest speaker Victoria Barrett, the producer of the documentary.

Association of Turkish Americans of Southern California once again proudly organizing an other enchanting event. ATASC is welcoming Victoria Barrett the producer of Desperate Hours documentary.

Desperate Hours is a documentary film which tells the virtually unknown story of Republic of Turkey (Turkiye)’s rescue efforts of thousands of Jews facing certain death in the holocaust.

The event is FREE.

Kosher dishes will be served.

All welcomed! Kindly invite family and friends.

RSVP required for Temple’s security system, please RSVP to

We are thanking STTI for opening their doors to us and co hosting the event.

We appreciate your support and attendance.,

Event starts 7.30 PM,
Venue: STTI
Address: 10500 Wilshire Blvd, LA, CA 90024
Parking: available in the premises.

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ATASC Grassroots 2017

Posted by on January 21, 2017 at 22:41 pm

“Fighting Defamation: Legal Considerations”

Proudly announcing our another signature event.

Road map to a stronger community. Our target is to empower community with stronger grassroots efforts.

Our Key note speaker is Attorney Gunay Evinch of Saltzman & Evinch, PLLC from Washington, D.C.

Attorney Evinch will talk about strategic thinking and planing for the effective results on legal grounds and more. TC Cal PAC also be assisting us for an effective event.

1. The evolving Turkish American public advocacy system, challenges and opportunities;
2. The Sassounian Case, and the plans for lobbying the California Governor’s office.

Your attendance is very important for us, please join us on Saturday January 28th, 2017. Please RSVP to: or

Thank you for your support.

Association of Turkish Americans of Southern California

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ATASC General Assembly 2017

Posted by on January 21, 2017 at 21:49 pm

AtascSecim2017Atasc Board cordially inviting you to ATASC General Assembly 2017
The annual Elections will be held on Sunday February 19th, 2017 between 1.30 – 4.30 pm. The venue will be announced later in January. Turkish snacks with tea and coffee will be served.
4 positions are available. Please apply to by 02/05/2017 with your resume indicating “why” you wish to be in our valuable Board, and “how” do you think we can serve more to the community, along with your 1 passort size photo. Our election commitee will select the candidates based on our current bylaws. Each candidate must be in good standing member of our association (should hold membership status with any of ATASC Chapters) with at least 1-year of BOD service at the “ATASC Boards” required for each position. Our election commitee will contact you as soon as your submission of your candidancy.
Here are the list of positions available:
– President Elect (vice President)
– Treasurer
– 2 Member at Large (MAL) (one of the MAL positions will serve as the Secretary position based on the Board decision. New Board meets immediately after followed by the general assembly.
Please join us on 02/19/17. Let us share how successfully we accomplished our goals and beyond.
Thanks to our members and community for continious support.
-Association of Turkish Americans of Southern California
GA date: Feb 19th, 2017
Please apply to:
Last date of apply: Feb 5th, 2017

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Atatürk Week

Posted by on November 14, 2016 at 20:56 pm

ATATURK WEEK opened on Nov 9 with a cocktail party/fundraiser “Unveiling the Ataturk Bust” at Residence for Ataturk Week. We have a beautiful bust as you can see in picture. We continued the “WEEK” by moment of silence in front of the Ataturk on November 10 at 9:05 am. Professor  George Gawrych, author of “Young Ataturk” had 4 lectures planned around SC. The first one was at CSUN that was cancelled due to disturbing acts by some Armenians protesting Turkey. The lecture at Chapman went well until again the same gang of Armenians disturbed the peace. We continued the lecture after the room was cleared by campus security. The one at San Diego was eventless. The same people also tried to disturb the lecture at Camarillo, but could not. The attendee’s let them scream outside while they enjoyed the lecture inside. I am glad the week is over. I want to thank all community members who supported this “WEEK” by attending events, lectures or by donating funds. On the positive side we had at least 3 very insightful lectures by Prof. Gawrych (out of 4), were able to commemorate Ataturk in OC and SD venues, were able to educate 50 Americans on his great leadership. Overall, it was a productive and inspiring week for me. On the negative side, I am angry that we were disturbed during our commemorations/lectures. There are a lot of lessons learned during this week for me. So stay tuned. Videos are at ATASC FB page.







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Ataturk Week

Posted by on October 17, 2016 at 21:50 pm


1) Nov 10, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm George Gawrych Lecture at CSUN hosted by Prof. Owen Doonan and CSUN Middle Eastern Institute.
Facebook link
Aronstam Library, Manzanita Hall at CSU Northridge

2) Nov 10, 6-8 pm
, GWG lecture and 10 Kasim Toreni at Chapman University in OC
Facebook link

1 University Dr, Orange, California 92866
Argyros Forum Building, room # 209 A
3) Nov 12 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2 hour GWG lecture at CSUCI, Camarillo

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1 University Drive, Camarillo, CA, 93012
CSU Channel

Islands, Broome Library Room 2325

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