MONTHLY NEWSLETTER     December 2018
TCA President G. Lincoln McCurdy speaking to students at Ankara University
TCA President Travels to Turkey

Between December 12-18, TCA President G. Lincoln McCurdy traveled to Turkey and held meetings with key Turkish and American officials. In Istanbul, McCurdy participated in the German Marshall Fund’s (GMF) 17th Trilateral Strategy Group meeting; a roundtable discussion on the Turkey, Europe, and United States relationship. He also met with US Consul General Jennifer Davis and attended the GMF reception she hosted. In Ankara, McCurdy was invited by the American Studies Association of Turkey and Ankara University to present on “The 2018 U.S. Midterm Elections and Its Implications” to students in Ankara University’s Department of American Culture and Literature. He briefed Turkish academicians at a roundtable discussion on the 2018 US midterm elections, organized by the GMF Ankara office. He also met with Charge D’Affairs Jeffrey Hovenier at the US Embassy to discuss current issues in the US-Turkey relationship.

TCA Gets Published in Congressional Record

On December 10, 2018, Hon. Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN/9th) made a statement in the United States House of Representatives recognizing TCA and its President G. Lincoln McCurdy for receiving the 2018 Gusi Peace Prize. The statement can be accessed here. Congressman Cohen is a co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans.

TCA 2019 Washington Summer Internship Applications Due

The last day to turn in applications for the twelfth annual TCA Washington Summer Internship Program is Friday, January 4, 2019. The TCA Internship Program is open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates of Turkish American heritage. It provides an opportunity for Turkish American collegiate students and recent graduates to work in Washington, DC for congressional offices and non-governmental organizations.

TCA Directors Attend Events with Members of Congress

In December, TCA Operations Director Louette Ragusa attended holiday events with Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC/5th), Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX/32nd), Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL/16th), and members of the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, D.C.

On December 3, TCA Program Director Nilsu Goren attended an event with Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw (R-TX/2nd) on Capitol Hill.

TCA Releases 2017 Annual Report

TCA's 2017 Annual Report is now available online here. The report highlights TCA's programs, projects, and grants in 2017.

Happy Holidays!

The Turkish Coalition of America team wishes the Turkish American community, friends, and colleagues a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.