TCA President G. Lincoln McCurdy and Project Coordinators Liz Clark and Sezan McDaniel present Mr. Ed Whitfield with a traditional tavla (Turkish backgammon) set to commemorate his contributions to the Turkish American community while in Congress
On Friday, October 21, the Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) hosted a reception for the Hon. Ed Whitfield (R-KY, 1995-2016) upon his retirement from Congress for his contributions to the Turkish American community and the U.S.-Turkey relationship. As co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans, he was an ardent supporter of the U.S.-Turkey relationship and a voice on Capitol Hill for Turkish Americans.read more
TCA’s 2015 Annual Report is now available online.
The report highlights TCA's many programs, projects, and grants in 2015.
On September 30, 2016, TCA hosted a roundtable discussion with the former Head of Turkish Military Intelligence, General Ismail Hakki Pekin; former Turkish military judge, Colonel Ahmet Zeki Ucok; and award winning investigative journalist Nedim Sener. The delegation’s trip to the U.S. was sponsored by the Turkish Heritage Organization (THO). All three members of the delegation were arrested in Turkey under the Ergenekon/Balyoz trials and later released.
During the meeting, there was discussion about the delegation's perspectives on recent events in Turkey and the importance of U.S.-Turkey relations. TCA President G. Lincoln McCurdy emphasized the need for the U.S. and Turkey to be seen as equal partners, and that a strong U.S. - Turkey relationship is vital to peace and prosperity in the region.read more