TCA 2017 Washington Summer Interns with Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV/2nd)
TCA 2018 Washington Summer Internship Applications Due

The last day to turn in applications for the eleventh annual TCA Washington Summer Internship Program is Wednesday, January 3, 2018. 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. This program is designed to enhance the participation of young Turkish Americans in public affairs and contribute to preparing future Turkish American political and community leaders. Since the program began in 2007, 178 internship opportunities have been provided to Turkish Americans from throughout the country.
TCA Travels to Atlanta

On November 6, TCA traveled to Atlanta, GA where they met with members of the Turkish American community to discuss issues important to Turkish Americans as well as civic and political activism. TCA also visited Spelman College on November 7, where President G. Lincoln McCurdy gave a presentation to students about Turkey and U.S.-Turkey relations and spoke with them about TCA's Study Abroad Scholarships for American Students of Minority and Heritage Communities.
Students and Faculty from University of Kentucky Patterson School Attend TRNC Reception

Students and faculty from the University of Kentucky Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce attended a reception commemorating the 34th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) at the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC on Wednesday, November 15. At the reception, they had the opportunity to speak with Turkish Ambassador Serdar Kilic, TRNC Representative Ismet Korukoglu, and members of the Turkish American community from the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. Ambassador Kilic also invited the delegation to take a tour of the historic Turkish Ambassador’s Residence in Washington, DC.
Guven Sak Visits TCA

On November 30, Managing Director of The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) Guven Sak visted TCA to discuss U.S.-Turkey relations. Sak also teaches at TOBB University of Economics and Technology’s Department of International Entrepreneurship and frequently writes on economic issues for Dunya and Hurriyet Daily News. 
TCA President G. Lincoln McCurdy with Turkish Americans at the Berkeley Turkish School
TCA President travels to Texas, New York & California

TCA President G. Lincoln McCurdy had a busy month of grassroots outreach by with travels to Houston, New York, and California in December. In Houston, McCurdy attended a Turkish American dinner honoring Judge Jay Karahan, Harris County Criminal Court At Law Number 8. Judge Karahan is one of the two highest elected Turkish American officials in the country. In New York, as the TCA representative on the Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF) Board of Directors, he attended TPF’s quarterly board meeting. In California, McCurdy attended a Turkish American gathering in Berkeley organized by the Berkeley Turkish School; and met with Turkish American leaders and activists in Palo Alto and Los Angeles.
TCA representing at Congressman Kinzinger's Winter Retreat

TCA President G. Lincoln McCurdy participated in Congressman Adam Kinzinger(R-IL/16th) 1st Future Committee Retreat in Bluffton, South Carolina, December 15-17. Kinzinger represents Illinois’s 16th congressional district and is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Congressional Caucus on U.S. Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans.
TCA team (from left to right) Liz Clark, Sezan McDaniel, G.Lincoln McCurdy, and Louette Ragusa
TCA wishes both Liz & Sezan well on their new adventures!

It is with sadness that we say farewell to Liz Clark and Sezan McDaniel. We are very grateful for their remarkable contributions to TCA’s mission, and we appreciate their dedication and hard work over the last several years. Liz accepted a new position as Manager at the U.S.-Turkey Business Council and U.S.-Israel Business Initiative at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Sezan moved to Massachusetts with her husband. We wish them both the very best of luck and the greatest of success to all of their future endeavors. Saying goodbye is never easy, especially to those who have been such valued team members. They will be deeply missed.