MONTHLY NEWSLETTER        March 2018
TCA President Travels to Turkey

Between March 18-29, TCA President G. Lincoln McCurdy traveled to Turkey and held meetings with key Turkish and American officials. In Istanbul, McCurdy met with U.S. Consul General Jennifer Davis, TAIK/DEIK Chairman Mehmet Ali Yalcindag, and Bahadir Kaleagasi, General Secretary of TUSIAD. In Ankara, he held meetings with Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials, TEPAV Director Guven Sak, Ozgur Unluhisarcikli, Director of the Ankara Office of the German Marshall Fund, and Metin Feyzioglu, President of Union of Turkish Bar Associations (TBB).
TCA President G. Lincoln McCurdy (center) attended the opening of the Second General Assembly of the TURK-AV, the Union of Lawyer Organizations of Turkic Speaking and Related Countries, as a special guest of Metin Feyzioglu (center).
TCA Attends TPF-Turkish WIN Event

On March 30, TCA President G. Lincoln McCurdy and TCA Directors Louette Ragusa and Nilsu Goren attended a panel discussion titled "Women and the Future" and a reception organized by the Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF) and Turkish Women's International Network (TurkishWIN) in New York. 
Left to right: Senay Ataselim, the COO and CFO of TPF; Maria Figueroa Kupcu, Partner and Head of NY office of the Brunswick Group; Aysegul Ildeniz, COO of Silver Spring Networks; and Asli Ay, Managing Partner of US Policy Metrics.
Former Congresswoman Donna Edwards Meets with TCA

On March 27, former Maryland congresswoman Donna Edwards, who is running for Prince George's county executive, met with TCA Program Director Nilsu Goren in Washington, D.C.
TCA Representatives Meet with Members of Congress

On March 28, TCA Director Nilsu Goren and representatives of the Turkish American community in Northern Virginia attended an event with Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA/8th) in Washington, D.C.

On March 27, TCA Director Louette Ragusa participated in a meeting with Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO/6th) and the Turkish American community in Denver, Colorado.

Between March 3-4, TCA Directors Louette Ragusa and Nilsu Goren attended an event hosted by Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL/20th) with representatives from the Turkish American community in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
MEF University President Visits TCA

On March 14, MEF University President Professor Muhammed Sahin and Director of Center for Excellence in Learning Teaching Caroline Fell Kurban visited the TCA office. TCA arranged for them to visit the office of Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, who chairs the House Education and The WorkForce Committee.
TCA President Meets with TAIK-DEIK President

On March 13, TCA President G. Lincoln McCurdy met with Mehmet Ali Yalcindag, the new Chairman of the Turkey-U.S. Business Council (TAIK) of the Foreign Relations Economic Board of Turkey (DEIK), in Washington, D.C.
TCA Meets with Turkish Americans in Northern Virginia

On March 12, TCA President G. Lincoln McCurdy and the TCA team met with Turkish Americans from the Northern Virginia community.