TCA Hosts President of DEIK in Washington

On May 18, TCA hosted a delegation from the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK) led by DEIK President Omer Cihad Vardan. TCA arranged a program for the DEIK delegation to meet with Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA/39th), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Michael McCaul (R-TX/10th), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Steve Chabot (R-OH/1st), Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, Ed Whitfield (R-KY/1st), Co-Chair of the Congressional Turkey Caucus, and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ/9th), member of the Ways and Means Committee and Turkey Caucus. The delegation also met with congressional staff in the offices of Representatives Robin Kelly (D-IL/2nd), Alex Mooney (R-WV/2nd), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ/9th) and Pete Sessions (R-TX/32nd). Discussion centered on the importance of maintaining good U.S.-Turkey relations, expanding Turkish investment in the U.S., and strengthening U.S.-Turkey economic ties.

TCA Hosts Prof. Dr. Ahmet K. Han in Washington

TCA hosted Prof. Dr. Ahmet K. Han, Professor of International Relations at Kadir Has University, in Washington. TCA arranged a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill, where Dr. Han discussed the political environment in Turkey and the importance of U.S.-Turkey relations with House Committee on Foreign Affairs and Turkey Caucus staffers. Attendees included staff from Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA/48th) and Turkey Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY/1st) and Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA/11th) offices. TCA also hosted a roundtable lunch at its headquarters with experts on Turkey and U.S.-Turkey relations.

TCA President Meets with Chairwoman of Chukchansi Tribe

TCA President G. Lincoln McCurdy met with Chukchansi Tribe Chairwoman Claudia Gonzales, who was in Washington, DC for business. They discussed relations between Turkey and Indian Country.

TCA President Travels to Houston

TCA President G. Lincoln McCurdy traveled to Houston and met with leaders in the Turkish American community. He was also a featured speaker at a Turkish American gathering.

TCA Representatives Meet with Former Lt. Governor of Maryland Anthony Brown

TCA representatives met with former Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, who won the Democratic primary for Maryland’s 4th Congressional seat. At the meeting, they discussed U.S.-Turkey relations.

TCA President Attends Dinner on Capitol Hill

TCA President G. Lincoln McCurdy attended a dinner on Capitol Hill with members of the Ways and Means Committee. At the event, he discussed U.S.-Turkey relations and the upcoming election with members of Congress.

TCA Hosts ATAA Lecture

On May 25th, TCA hosted an Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) lecture on “The Politicization of the Armenian Issue: Examining the Uses and Abuses of History” at its headquarters in Washington. Speakers included Professor Michael Gunter of Tennessee Technological University and Dr. Christopher Gunn of Coastal Carolina University.