July 16, 2016
We, as the Justice and Development Party, Republican People’s Party, People’s Democratic Party and Nationalist Movement Party groups, strongly condemn the coup attempt, which started in late hours of July 15 and was suppressed in the early hours of July 16, against our noble nation, national will, our state and particularly the National Assembly representing the will of the nation and its lawmakers.
Our nation’s stance against the coup and its success in averting the bloody coup attempt sets an example for the whole world. This noble nation, which has protected the Republic of Turkey and its institutions at the risk of their lives, deserves to be praised and lauded. Our nation is grateful to and will always remember the heroes martyred for this cause.
Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA), as the representative of this noble and heroic nation, has executed its duty under the shadow of bombs and bullets, thus proving the nation its worth once again.
One should never forget that the TGNA commanded the War of Independence, enhanced the democratic parliamentarian system over the years, ensured Turkey’s transition to democracy and carried a nation from poverty to the level of contemporary civilization.
The Turkish parliament adopted a brave and dignified stance against the coup attempt as one heart. It has given the necessary response to coup plotters and conveyed the necessary message to the world.read more
On July 13, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HouseResolution 823, condemning in the strongest terms the June 28 terroristattack at the Istanbul airport, which resulted in the loss of at least 44 lives.
The resolution was co-sponsored by the four co-chairs of theCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans:Representatives Virginia Foxx (R-NC/5th), Ed Whitfield (R-KY/1st),Gerry Connolly (D-VA/11th), and Steve Cohen (D-TN/9th).
Please click here for the full text of the resolution.read more
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2015 TCA Youth Congress delegates at the U.S. Capitol
The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) is accepting applications for the 3rd Annual Turkish American Youth Leadership Congress to be held November 3-6, 2016 in Washington, DC.read more
Baltimore Jewish Council Statement on Ataturk Airport Attack
June 29, 2016
The Baltimore Jewish Council (BJC) is saddened to learn of the atrocious attack that took place at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport yesterday. This suicide attack took the lives of over 40 people and injured many more.
Our communities were celebrating just days ago, after the announcement of normalized relations between Turkey and Israel, two democratic nations with the ability to bring much needed stability to the Middle East region. This act of senseless violence only strengthens our drive to work together as two nations seeking peace in a region rife with turmoil.read more